Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab betting tips & predictions
Guy Giles' cricket tips for Thursday's IPL match include a winner, a first-innings score and a Bangalore bowler.
RCB vs KXIP betting tips & odds:
Royal Challengers Bangalore to win
Bangalore have made an impressive start to the tournament, winning five of their first seven games including victories in their last two.
Kings XI, meanwhile, sit bottom of the table with just one win. Their failure to convert from a strong position last time out against Kolkata has been a common theme.
Over 190.5 runs in the first innings
With its small boundaries, Sharjah has produced the majority of the highest scores in this year’s tournament.
This mark has been passed in five of the six matches staged there so far.
Top batsman in the match to score over 70.5 runs
Kings XI have the two top-scoring batsman in the tournament in KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, while the Royal Challengers boast the talents of Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
It seems likely that one of these players will pass this mark on Thursday, as a batsman has in four of six matches at Sharjah so far.
Yuzvendra Chahal to take over 1.5 wickets
Chahal has been Bangalore’s best bowler by some distance, taking 10 wickets in seven matches to this point.
He restricted Kolkata brilliantly in their most recent match – also at Sharjah – taking 1/12 off his four overs.
More wickets look likely on Thursday against a Kings XI side devoid of confidence.
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