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IPL 2020 Match 6 – Kings XI Punjab Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The sixth match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between two of the three teams that have never managed to win the title i.e. RCB and KXIP. Plenty of world-class players will be on display for both these teams, as they are set to continue their rivalry with another potential blockbuster of a match. Let’s take a look at this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by Bet365.

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History

Both these teams have never won the IPL title, however they have both reached the final before. In 24 clashes between these two sides, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab both have won 12 matches each, so it is perfectly poised for this temporary tie-breaker.

Team News

Kings XI Punjab would most probably be able to call on Chris Gayle, who missed the first game as they lost to Delhi Capitals. This could be a huge boost and may relive some pressure of KL Rahul, while Mayank Agarwal would be looking to continue his blistering form.

Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to have a full strength squad for this game, with Australian captain Aaron Finch and new young sensation Devdutt Padikkal again raring to give a quick start in the beginning, followed by the captain Virat Kohli and the devastating AB Devilliers. The bowling will again be led by Dale Steyn and the lethal Yuzvendra Chahal.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Royal Challengers Bangalore are the favourites to win this match with odds of 1.72 as per Bet 365. They started very well with a big win over SRH. KXIP to win has odds of 2.10, as per Bet 365, which is not surprising as they have often struggled against RCB in recent times. However, their squad would be looking to bounce back a narrow defeat in the previous game.

Top Team Batsman

Captain KL Rahul is the favourite to be KXIP’s top scorer in this match, as he is widely considered to be their most consistent batsman and has odds of 3.25. The devastating Chris Gayle has odds of 4.00, while the top scorer of the previous match, Mayank Agarwal has odds of 4.50 to repeat his heroics.

Virat Kohli is the favourite from RCB to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.25 despite a poor showing in the previous match. AB Devilliers was the top scorer in the previous match and is 3.75 to repeat that. Youth sensation Devdutt Padikkal scored a brilliant 50 on debut and is 4.33 to be the top scorer.

Highest Opening Partnership

RCB are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, largely due to the form of both their openers Finch and Padikkal, who looked very comfortable in the previous match against SRH.

Top Team Bowler

Both the experienced Indian stalwarts of each team, Mohammed Shami (3.25) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3.50) are the favourites to be the top team bowlers of their respective teams, as per Bet 365.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being less than just 322.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per Bet 365. KXIP are known to be involved in low scoring matches, and even their previous match was a tie with 314 runs scored. Hence, we believe this is an attractive market to bet on.

Individual Player Betting

  • Virat Kohli score more than 30.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is again a very attractive bet as he would be looking to bounce back with a big innings. KL Rahul to score more than 27.5 runs has odds of 1.83 as well.
  • Total sixes to be above 10.5 have odds of 1.83, while RCB to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.90, which is likely with the likes of ABD in their squad.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25, while Chris Jordan not to take a single wicket has odds of 2.75, which might be a decent bet as he is in poor form of late.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • RCB to win the match @1.72
  • RCB to hit the most sixes @1.90
  • RCB Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Yuzvendra Chahal to be RCB’s top wicket taker @3.50.
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Akshay Malhotra

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