Royal Challengers Bangalore will host Kings XI Punjab in the match 50 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
The performance of Royal Challengers Bangalore over the last few matches has been a sensational one. The men in red are on the verge of securing their playoffs berth, provided that they win their next couple of matches. At the moment, they are sitting on the fifth place with 12 points, and only two matches go.
However, their net run rate is certainly superior when compared to that of other teams. In their last couple of matches, they have scored more than 400 runs, courtesy of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli.
Their consistency is certainly exceptional, with both the players scoring in back to back matches. Moreover, in their fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eden Gardens, they chased down the target of 184 runs by the 19th over. Apart from the usual knocks by the two batsmen, Chris Gayle also managed to find his rhythm after being quiet for so long. Scoring 49 in 28 deliveries, his good form comes at a vital time for the team.
On the other hand, the campaign is now over for Kings XI Punjab, as they have now got two more fixtures remaining. They last played Sunrisers Hyderabad, where they lost by seven wickets. In comparison to the squad of Bangalore, they certainly lag behind drastically.
Bangalore’s bowling is still something which troubles Kohli, as he struggles to find a consistent bowler. With majority of their seamers going for economies of more than eight, one can only wonder for how long they can continue to rely on their batting to pull them through. For this match however, it shouldn’t be that big of a concern, seeing that Punjab are on the rocky side with low morale.
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab head-to-head
The two sides last met in Mohali earlier this season, where the visitors won by just one run. However, expecting this close of a finish in Bangalore is highly unlikely, especially with the given track record and the form of the hosts. In the overall head to head tally, Bangalore lag by 7-10.
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab betting tips betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Bangalore to win with bet365: 8/15.
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 am GMT) on Wednesday, May 18.