Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips

Punjab Kings will face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in match 33 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Ahmedabad on Thursday. 

The home team in this fixture will be coming in with low confidence after suffering a defeat against Delhi Capitals in their previous fixture. 

The management will be hoping that players will be able to galvanize and produce a much better display in the next match. 

On the other hand, RCB will be coming in this match after an extended break as their previous fixture against Kolkata Knight Riders—which was scheduled to take place on Monday—was postponed after two players tested positive for coronavirus. 

The management will be hoping that players will feel much rested after few days off and will be able to produce a much better show in the next match. 

In the match between the franchises earlier in the competition, it was Punjab who came out on top with a 34-run margin, courtesy of a sublime knock of 91 not out from then captain KL Rahul.

Punjab Kings Form and Team news: 

After suffering another defeat in the competition, Punjab Kings might look to make a few changes in the playing XI for the match on Thursday. 

Captain KL Rahul, who underwent laparoscopic appendectomy surgery on Monday, is certain to miss this fixture as well which will be a significant blow for the management as he was the franchise’s leading run-getter in the competition. 

In his absence, Kings will be relying on the likes of stand-in captain and in-form Mayank Agarwal, West Indies’ explosive opener Chris Gayle, number one-ranked T20I batsman England’s Dawid Malan, and young Shahrukh Khan to score the bulk of the runs. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Chris Jordan, Mohammad Shami along with spinner Ravi Bishnoi to produce timely breakthroughs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Form and Team news:

Coming into this fixture, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s tournament is now taking a rather ugly turn after an amazing start. 

The franchise has low two out of the last three matches, won a very close encounter on the last ball against Delhi Capitals by a single-run and their last match became the first fixture of the tournament to be postponed because two players of the opposing team tested positive for Covid-19. 

The management will be hoping that such an event would not disturb the focus of the players, that too at a time when the race to finish in the top-four is heating up. 

In the batting department, RCB will be relying on the likes of captain Virat Kohli, former South Africa’s skipper AB de Villiers, young Devdutt Padikkal, and Australia’s explosive all-rounder Glenn Maxwell to score the bulk of the runs. 

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Daniel Sams, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Kyle Jamieson along with leggie Yuzvendra Chahal to produce timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be favorites to win the 33rd match of the Indian Premier League to be played at Ahmedabad. For the 33rd IPL game, Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed at 1.68 odds, while Punjab Kings are placed at 2.12 odds.

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Our Tipsters Angle

Based on recent performances, it will be difficult to pick a clear winner between the two teams. While Punjab Kings have been inconsistent as usual so far this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost some momentum in the last couple of matches.

With match-winners like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell in their batting department, Royal Challengers Bangalore will be determined to put in a dominant batting performance.

On the other hand, Punjab Kings have suffered a setback as in-form captain and opener Lokesh Rahul will miss this game. The side will have to bring their best cricket to the fore to get a positive result out of this fixture.

Therefore, the prediction is for RCB to register a comprehensive over Punjab.

Tip 1- Chris Gayle will look to deliver big runs for Punjab Kings

Chris Gayle has struggled to make an impact with the bat in this year’s tournament. Left-hander has failed to score a half-century in eight matches played for Punjab this season. With Lokesh Rahul ruled out, Gayle will under immense pressure to deliver a big score for Punjab against Bangalore.

The 41-year old will take heart from the fact that he holds excellent numbers against Royal Challengers Bangalore. In five matches, Chris Gayle has accumulated 239 runs at a strike of 152.23 with two half-centuries to his name.

There is no doubt that he is a match-winner for Punjab in the batting department, so we expect Chris Gayle to score 40 runs or [email protected].

Tip 2- Yuzvendra Chahal to lead the charge for RCB with the ball in hand

Leg-spinner has struggled to provide crucial breakthroughs for Royal Challengers Bangalore so far this season. Despite being the franchise’s premier bowler for the past couple of years, Yuzvendra Chahal has gone through a lean phase with the ball in hand. In seven matches played, Chahal has claimed four wickets at an average of 47.50.

Despite his noticeable struggles, Chahal will take heart from the fact that he has impressive bowling numbers against Punjab Kings.

With 22 wickets at an average of 18.09 against Punjab in the IPL, we expect Yuzvendra Chahal to take one wicket or more in this [email protected].


Expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to come out on top against Punjab Kings in this contest.

  1. Chris Gayle to score 40 runs or more in this contest- Punjab [email protected].
  2. Yuzvendra Chahal to take one wicket or more in this fixture- Royal Challengers [email protected].

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