Kings XI Punjab's resurgence in the 2020 Indian Premier League has coincided with Rajasthan Royals downfall this season, but they would be aiming no less than a win in the upcoming match to keep their hopes alive in the title. With five wins out of five, Kings XI Punjab would expect to ride their luck and stroll towards an unlikely knock-out spot, while the Royals will try to stop the same. Either way, this is a match which has the potential to turn the tides of the points table, so better not miss out on the action.
To make this Friday even more exciting, I have assorted the top three winning bets for you and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest strategically to become richer by the end of the game.
There is no way we could have overlooked this bet, especially with odds of 1.73 offered by Sportsbet.io. In the last five matches, Kings XI Punjab have struck a total of 65 boundaries (14, 7, 14, 14, 16), at a rate of 13 hits per match, having hit at least 13 in four of those matches. Overall, in 12 matches played this season, the Punjab-based side has hit a total of 157 boundaries, at a rate of 13.08 hits per match, with them registering more than 12 in seven of the above-mentioned matches.
In the last five matches against Rajasthan Royals, the KL Rahul-led side had registered a total of 72 boundaries, at a rate of 14.4 hits per match, having struck at least 13 in four of those matches. Even in the last encounter between these two sides, in Dubai, earlier this year, Kings XI Punjab struck 20 boundaries. Meanwhile, KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal - their openers are in the list of the top 5 boundary hitters this season so far, which makes the case more obvious. I hope you have placed the bet by now.
One of the safest bets in the market for sure, with Kings XI Punjab being one of the best in the business when it comes to capitalizing in the powerplays. In the last five matches, their opening partnerships read were - 47, 37, 17, 33, 78 - having amassed 212 runs, at a rate of 42.4 runs per match, having registered at least 26 runs in four of those games. Overall, in 12 matches this season, the Kings XI Punjab openers have racked up 707 runs, averaging 58.9 runs per match, with the openers stitching up more than 25 runs in 10 of those matches.
In the last match between these two sides, Kings XI Punjab had notched up a 183-run opening stand in Sharjah, with Mayank Agarwal scoring a century. In the two matches played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi so far, their opening stands were - 115 and 38, which averages 76.5 runs per match, with each of them fulfilling the criteria. I have already placed my bet, cause the openers are in great form and it looks like they are going to put up at least 26 runs before the fall of the first wicket.
This looks like a pretty straightforward bet to me and with more than double the investment on offer, the risk is justified to say the least. In the last five matches, Kings XI Punjab have hit a total of 31 sixes, at a rate of 6.2 hits per match, having struck at least 6 in four of those matches. Overall, in 12 matches played so far this season, the IPL side has registered 74 sixes, striking 6.16 out of the park on a regular basis, with nine of those matches registering more than 5 over-boundaries.
Even in the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Kings XI Punjab have hit 37 maximums, at a rate of 7.4 hits per match, with them hitting at least 6 in four of the above-mentioned games. Lastly, the team boasts of big hitters like Nicholes Pooran, who has hit 22 maximums so far, along with the likes of KL Rahul (20 sixes), Mayank Agarwal (15 sixes) and Chris Gayle (15 sixes) in their ranks. With them requiring just 6 sixes to win us money, you should not waste the opportunity.
Kings XI Punjab to hit over 12.5 fours @ 1.73 (Sportsbet.io)
Kings XI Punjab total at 1st dismissal over 25.5 runs @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)
Kings XI Punjab to hit over 5.5 sixes @ 2.02 (Sportsbet.io)