After winning three straight games, Virat Kohli's RCB are all set to lock horns with an under-fire Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede, which means RCB will finally play a game outside Chennai. For RR, they have struggled to start off well and will need to come up with all their guns blazing to win.
Rajasthan Royals' Powerplay total under 48.5 @1.78
Last three games- 45, 26, 59 - 43.3
Rajasthan Royals' batting has been hit-and-miss so far in this year's IPL. They have failed to make the most of the first six overs that too at the Wankhede, one of the flattest venues in the tournament. On average, they have scored 43.3 runs in the Powerplay overs and only once did they score 49 or more, which was more of an outlier than a certainty. That also happened because Sanju Samson scored 27 off 17 in the first six overs against Punjab. But the RR skipper doesn't fancy facing the Challengers as he averages 19.92 against them with his last two H2H scores reading 9 and 4 respectively. RR's opening woes are well documented. Manan Vohra, despite getting decent starts, has failed to make it count. Jos Buttler, who has been pushed up the order after Ben Stokes' injury, has also not taken the opening slot by storm. Not to forget, Bangalore's confidence will be sky-high after their recent exploits as they have bowled really well, thus far, and it would be an uphill task for Rajasthan to touch the 49-run-mark in the first six overs. Head to BetBarter and place your bet.
Glenn Maxwell to score over 22.5 runs @1.85
Last three IPL games- 78, 59, 39
There won't be a more tempting market than this for the encounter between Rajasthan and Bangalore. RCB's MVP Glenn Maxwell, now who would have imagined this but the fact is he has been replicating his 2014 dream run and winning games of cricket for fun. In the last three games, the Big Show has been a key factor in each of Bangalore's wins and has taken off the load from the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. With scores of 78, 59 and 39, on some tricky Chepauk surfaces, he has been a game-changer for his side. Against the Royals, the right-hander averages 26.83, which is comfortably over 23, and now that he's in great form, that would only get better given the flat nature of the Wankhede's deck. Even his venue average has been 24.5, so there's nothing to suggest that he's had any particular struggles at the venue or against the opposition. Without wasting much time, simply hop on to BetBarter and get ready to make 1.85x returns on this market.
Rajasthan Royals' total sixes under 7.5 @1.86
Last three games- 6, 7, 11
Despite some big-hitters in their ranks, and a venue like the Wankhede with smaller boundaries, only once have the Royals’ batsmen been able to hammer 8 sixes or more. In the last two games, they have cleared the fence on six and seven occasions respectively, which suggests there are high possibilities of them not hitting as many as eight maximums against the Reds. Bangalore have done really well with the ball and on average have conceded 6.3 sixes every game in this year's IPL. While Rajasthan have hit merely five sixes on an average against the Virat Kohli-led side since the start of the 2019 edition and it indicates the minimal possibilities of RR doing any different this time around. Even last year, on average the Royals hit 7.5 sixes per game, which is again less than 8 and that also propelled due to their dominance at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. In non-Sharjah games, they could merely hit 5.8 sixes per game in 11 encounters. There are more than enough indicators that favour this market, so keep calm, believe the Challengers, and get ready to multiply your money 1.86 times.