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IPL Cricket: Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips & Preview

Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore

TATA Indian Premier League

Tuesday April 5, 2022

Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai (3pm UK)

Rajasthan Royals go into this game with two wins from two matches and with such all-round strength, they look capable of cementing their place at the head of the IPL table at the expense of Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Sanju Samson, captain of Rajasthan, has so far done a great job in conducting his bowling cohort, having successfully defended totals in both of those wins.

A particular feature has been the Royals’ death bowling by the likes of Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini.

However, with the quality of Jos Buttler and Shimron Hetmyer in the batting line-up, the home side will be confident of chasing down any score, if the toss brings about the latter scenario. They look to have most bases covered.

Having said that, RCB, who lost their opening game against Punjab Kings but then won a low-scoring affair against Kolkata Knight Riders, were many people’s idea of this year’s champions before the tournament got under way.

Any team that can boast the services of captain Faf Du Plessis, the genius of Virat Kohli, plus David Willey and Wanindu Hasaranga among their number, must be taken very seriously indeed.

But the Royals, given their confident start, look a tasty proposition to win on the handicap with bet365, who offer them at 10/11 with a +2.5 wickets or +6.5 runs start.

RCB are the 8/11 favourites. If you want to be a touch more adventurous, you can get Rajasthan at a best priced 6/5 for the straight win with the likes of bet365 and 888 Sport amongst others.

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The other bet that looks very tempting is for Jos Buttler to score 27.5 runs or more.

Buttler has averaged 36.26 every time he has walked to the wicket during his IPL career and with that in mind, plus another cracking start to this season, the 5/6 looks very tempting on offer with bet365.