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IPL 2024: IPL 2024: Best Bets For The Weekend

The penultimate weekend of the 2024 IPL will see three crucial matches including a huge one between Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings.


The penultimate weekend of the 2024 IPL will see three crucial matches including a huge one between Royal Challengers and Chennai Super Kings. Let’s look at the best bets to take this weekend.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

Saturday, 18 May at 16:00

Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

RCB’s resurgence, led by captain Faf du Plessis, has seen them adopt an aggressive style, notching 11.06 runs per over during a five-game win streak. Notables Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green, along with openers Virat Kohli and du Plessis, have been instrumental in this shift.

Facing Chennai has typically been challenging for RCB, with six losses in their last seven encounters. This matchup, however, might tip in their favour.. RCB’s strategy for a superior Net Run Rate includes a win by over 20 runs if setting a target of 200 or chasing it down within 18 overs. Back for the in-form Royal Challengers to win this encounter.

Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win at 1.80.

Best Bet: Virat Kohli to score over 32.5 runs at 1.86.

Alternative Bet: Virat Kohli to score 50+ runs at 2.75.

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings

Sunday, 19 May at 12:00

Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

Sunrisers Hyderabad will clash with Punjab Kings in their final regular season match of IPL 2024 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. Having secured a playoff spot due to a washout against the Gujarat Titans, the Sunrisers aim for a top-two finish with a victory in their last regular season game. Meanwhile, the Kings are desperate for a win in their season finale to avoid finishing last in the standings.

In IPL 2024, the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s opening duo, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma, have consistently given the team explosive starts during the powerplay, setting the stage for hefty scores. Meanwhile, the captain Pat Cummins, T Natarajan, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have excelled with the ball, playing crucial roles in SRH’s victories throughout various phases of the season. We’re backing them to win this game at home.

Prediction: Sunrisers Hyderabad to win at 1.47.

Best Bet: Sunrisers Hyderabad to score the highest runs in the 1st 6 overs at 1.50.

Alternative Bet: Highest individual score to be over 78.5 at 1.86.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunday, 19 May at 16:00

Venue: Barsapara Stadium

Rajasthan Royals will host Kolkata Knight Riders in the 70th match of the IPL 2024 season at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati. Despite four consecutive losses in IPL 2024, the Rajasthan Royals have secured a spot in the playoffs thanks to their strong start to the season. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have been in excellent form, winning 9 out of 13 matches so far. Their recent victories have solidified their position at the top of the points table.

The Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati is known for being a small ground where pitches generally favor the batters in T20 matches. In the few IPL matches held at this venue, the average first-innings score has been 180, which could be a par score when the Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders face off.

Despite having qualified for the IPL 2024 playoffs, Rajasthan Royals are currently in a state of bother with a few consecutive losses. The Shreyas Iyer-led side, who have been a better side throughout the season. Back them to win this game.

Prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to win at 1.80.

Best Bet: Riyan Parag to score over 24.5 runs at 1.86.

Alternative Bet: Kolkata Knight Riders to hit the most sixes at 1.83

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