SRH vs RCB Betting Tips & Predictions

SRH vs RCB betting tips IPL 2022
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Updated 06/05/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

I’m about to offer you the best tips for IPL betting ahead of Sunday’s match at the Wankhede Stadium. There’s the latest SRH vs RCB betting tips as well as the all-important online cricket betting opportunities ahead of the game.

The match starts on Sunday May 7 at 3.30 pm IST and is an important match in the context of the season between two sides who are there or thereabouts in terms of making the Playoffs but haven’t been playing particularly well of late and really need a win here to stay in contention.

Read on to find out who we think will win this one.


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SRH vs RCB Betting Odds

For my cricket betting tips on this game, I’m going with SRH to win it.

These are two quite inconsistent sides who have plenty of flaws in their game but SRH are available at the bigger ods, have a superior head-to head record in this fixture and that just about makes them the pick.

I’ll also have my usual toss winner pick and the SRH vs RCB betting odds for my Hot Bet: a third tip at bigger odds than usual.

I’m going with SRH’s Sharma to top score for his side with the bat, so read on to see why I think he’s the pick at his current odds.

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Winner: SRH 2.04 Pure Win 
Toss: SRH 1.9 Betway
HOT BET! Abhishek Sharma to be SRH Top Batsman. 5.10 10CRIC

SRH vs RCB Betting Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back SRH to win @ 2.04 with Pure Win 

SRH are outsiders at 2.04 here.

You can just about understand that given they’re on a poor run of form and in addition to results not being great, also haven’t been playing particularly well.

But RCB are far from being a consistent side and one day they’re good, and the next they fall apart.

The difference here may just be that despite the likes of speedster Umran Malik having a poor game last time out for SRH, they’re probably the better bowling unit.

The other positive for Hyderabad is the improved form of Pooran with the bat and with SRH having the superior head-to-head record, they’re the pick among two sides we don’t trust too much either way.

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SRH vs RCB Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Back Abhishek Sharma to be SRH Top Batsman @ 5.1 with 10CRIC

We’ve talked about Pooran’s good form with the bat in this preview below but it’s worth remembering that he’s only had the chance to bat over so many overs because they’ve lost early wickets.

So as tempting as it is to back the new white ball West Indies skipper at 7.35, and it’s certainly not a bad bet, it’s also worth remembering that opening batsmen hold all the trump cards, as discussed in our top batsman betting guide.

So step forward Abhishek Sharma, who has been in good form, scores plenty of boundaries early on and was a winner for us at big odds last time out!

He really shouldn’t be available at odds of 5.10, so we really don’t want to miss out.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Recent Form

The wheels seem to be coming off for SRH. 

After a poor start, they then won five in a row but went back to their old habits against Delhi and have now lost their last three.

That they conceded far too many was part of the problem but what was their real problem was that they started so slowly in the chase, with skipper Kane Williamson particularly guilty of a ponderous start.

In the death overs they actually scored plenty of runs with Nicholas Pooran looking particularly good in getting to his second consecutive fifty and some SRH fans believing they could still chase down a monster score, but it wasn’t to be.

They really need to win this one or else their Playoff chances will be evaporating away very quickly.

Team News

They brought in Sean Abbott for Marco Jansen last time out but the Aussie all-rounder didn’t have the greatest of games.

He did take a wicket but was quite expensive and didn’t get many runs when it was his time to bat.

Let’s see if he plays here again or if they revert to Jansen.

But of greater concern are the injuries of T Natarajan and Washington Sundar. It’s not easy for anyone to lose two such important players and SRH really felt their absences last time out.

Both are expected to miss out again.

Player to Watch: Nicholas Pooran

Pooran was appointed West Indies T20 and ODI skipper a couple of weeks ago and has been good for SRH since accepting the role, albeit in defeat.

I was really surprised to learn that he’s only ever scored four IPL fifties in his career and two of them were his last two matches!

With Kane Williamson notoriously slow this season, they really need Pooran to score his runs quickly and that’s what he’s been doing of late, including some really big hits for a man who doesn’t look particularly powerful.

The 6.0 that he top scores for SRH again is very decent, but you can also get odds of 5.0 that he scores his third consecutive IPL fifty.

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Hyderabad’s Likely XI

Sharma, Williamson, Tripathi, Markram, Pooran, Singh, Abbott, Gopal, Tyagi, Kumar, Malik.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Recent Form

Boy, did they need that.

They beat CSK during the week after three straight losses and are now right back into contention to make the Playoffs after a poor run.

But they’ll need to improve in certain areas if they’re going to get the two wins out of three they’re likely to need to make those Playoffs.

One man who had a good game last time out was Mahipal Lomror, who struck a vital 42 off 27, but he didn’t end up being man-of-the-match.

That honour fell to Harshal Patel who took three wickets for 35 runs as he carries on having a strong tournament.

Team News

The Virat Kohli issue goes on and on.

He’s been opening for them over the last few games but try as he might, he just can’t get going. Or more precisely, isn’t able to to get his strike rate up to anything decent.

30 runs looks decent on paper but the fact they came off 33 balls isn’t great. But he’s Kohli, so they’ll persist with him and just hope he comes good eventually.

A big bonus in that last match was the performance of Glenn Maxwell with the ball. He took 2-22, a huge contribution in the context of the game.

Player to Watch: Dinesh Karthik

Karthik played another beautiful cameo of 26 off 17 in that last match and is further proof of the fact that he’s been one of the best finishers in the IPL this year.

It will be interesting to see if India give him one more chance at the World Cup this year, particularly because Rishabh Pant is out of form, or if they decide his time has come and gone.

On his current form, he probably deserves to be picked as a wicket-keeper for India batting at six or seven.

Bangalore’s Likely XI

Kohli, Du Plessis, Lomror, Maxwell, Patidar, Karthik, Hasaranga, Ahmed, Patel, Siraj, Hazlewood.

Venue & conditions

We’re back at the Wankhede Stadium for this one, where scores have considerably varied.

The reason for that is that they use different strips and some are just better to bat on than others. In some matches 160 has been a good score, in others 190 hasn’t been enough.

But what remains true is that this is a chasing ground where teams generally prefer to know what the total is and what they need to do to chase it.

So the side batting second will instantly have an advantage.

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore Head-To-Head

SRH have a good record against RCB, winning 12 and losing eight over the years.

Last season it was one win each; they haven’t played each other during the 2022 season yet.

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction

Hyderabad 11 55 %
Bangalore 9 45 %

SRH have had the better of the tosses over the years and Williamson is statistically the luckiest skipper at this IPL.

Not that he’s always made the most of batting second, but anyway.

But lucky that he is, we have to go with SRH to win the toss here yet again.