The fourth match in the 2020 Indian Premier League is between the first ever IPL winners Rajasthan Royals and the 3 time winners Chennai Super Kings. Plenty of world-class players will be on display for both these teams, and though Chennai are the favourites, it can go either way.
IPL 2020 Match 4 – Rajasthan Royals Vs Chennai Super Kings Betting Preview
These two teams contested the first ever IPL final, where Rajasthan Royals came out on top with an inspirational innings from Yusuf Pathan, and had also beaten CSK in all 3 matches that season. However, it has all gone downhill for them ever since, as they have beaten CSK only 4 more times after the first season, while CSK have beaten them 14 times.
Rajasthan Royals are heavily reliant on the England international squad, and hence may face availability issues for some players as they have just reached UAE from England. Jos Buttler is expected to miss this match, while Steve Smith and Jofra Archer should be fit to play. Ben Stokes however, is expected to miss the first couple of matches after taking an extended break.
Chennai Super Kings were recently in the news for all the wrong reasons, as a couple of their
players as well as a few members of their staff were found to be covid-positive, gravely
affecting their pre-season preparations. This led to several players joining the camp much
later and also led to some very high-profile players such as Suresh Raina and Harbhajan
Singh to withdraw from the tournament.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
Chennai Super Kings are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.72 as per Bet365. They are the joint 2nd favourites to win the title this season, and have a very strong and experienced lineup which makes them a force to be reckoned with. RR to win has odds of 2.10, as per Bet 365, which is not surprising as they have often struggled against CSK in recent years and are one of the favourites to finish bottom of the table.
Top Team Batsman
Steve Smith is the favourite to be RR’s top scorer in this match, as he is widely considered to be their most consistent batsman and has odds of 4.50. Sanju Samson and Robin Utthappa have odds of 5.00 each.
Faf Du Plessis is the favourite from CSK to be the top scorer, with odds of 4.00, the same as his fellow opener Shane Watson, who struggled against MI. The impressive Rayudu has odds of 4.50, and looks to be in great form.
Highest Opening Partnership
CSK are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, largely due to their extremely experienced opening pair in Du Plessis and Watson, unlike the Royals who are yet to decide their opening combination.
Top Team Bowler
Both the primary pacers of each team, Jofra Archer (3.25) and Ngidi (3.50) are the favourites to be the top team bowlers of their respective teams. Imran Tahir missed out on the previous game but he is also a 3.50 to be CSK’s top bowler.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than just 310.5 runs in this match are 1.72, as per Bet 365. Both these teams have enough talent can easily score past the average required score per team i.e. 156 in this case. This is a winnable bet as there are many lower order batting options for both these teams.
Individual Player Betting
- Steve Smith and Shane Watson to score more than 22.5 runs has odds of 1.83 each, which is again a very attractive bet as they are 2 very experienced and consistent batsmen.. Du Plessis to score more than 21.5 runs has odds of 1.83 as well, which is a fair shout considering he is in form.
- Steve Smith to hit a six has odds of 2.37 and Du Plessis to hit a six has odds of 2.10.
- Jofra Archer to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.10, while Ngidi to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25.
Our Top Betting Picks
- CSK to win the match @1.72
- Steve Smith to hit a six @2.37.
- CSK Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
- Jofra Archer to be RR’s top bowler @3.25