Royal Challengers Bangalore will face Kolkata Knight Riders in the match 30 of the IPL 2016. The latest Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for this IPL 2016 encounter can be checked below.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have incurred yet another defeat – fifth of their season so far. They have now surpassed Kings XI Punjab in terms of results, as they sit in the bottom two of the league table.
Having batted first in most of their matches till now, they found themselves on the losing side. Against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, they found a change of perspective as they bowled first. Once again, their bowling took a massive beating as the hosts set a target of 195 runs.
When they came on the pitch to bat, Virat Kohli was caught at 14 runs, thus jinxing the batting attack too. AB de Villiers tired to put up a fight, but was out for 47, while KL Rahul scored a half century in vain. Ultimately, they lost the match by 15 runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders too are coming in this match after a defeat, but their performance hasn’t been this shaky. Once at top of the table, they are now the third placed side in the league with eight points.
They have now lost two matches in a row, which is definitely worrisome for their skipper Gautam Gambhir. The first of the two came against Mumbai Indians, where they lost the match by six wickets despite putting 174 runs on the board. They second one was against Delhi Daredevils, where they failed to chase down 186 runs, losing by 27 runs in the end.
However, he can certainly seek solace from the fact that Robin Uthappa has been playing well, along side with Andre Russell and Sunil Narine. But the dangerous batting line-up of RCB is something which can create a lot of hurdles for KKR. At the same time, the men in red have got to work on their bowling, which has been particularly expensive this season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head
Against Kolkata Knight Riders, they have won eight times while losing on the remaining nine. This is going to be a close one, but the odds are with RCB owing to their dominating batting style.
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders betting tips for the IPL 2016 one:
Bangalore to win with bet365: 4/5
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Monday, May 2.