IPL 2019 Betting Match Seven: Cool hand Kohli

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 9:08 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 9:08 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) uncovers a futures IPL 2019 wager which he promises will keep .interest for the rest of the tournament

<h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/" target="_blank"><strong>Thursday 28 March 14.30, Chinnaswamy Stadium</strong></a></p><p>Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians face off at the Chinnaswamy and it’s nervous times for both outfits. Both lost their openers, to Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals respectively, and another loss here will undermine confidence.</p><p>Bangalore, who were awful against Chennai, will probably be the more nervous of the two. They have consistently underperformed and defeat could set the tone for a ‘same old, same old’ attitude. Mumbai are, of course, used to starting slowly so they might not be pressing the panic button just yet. But maybe they should. Their pace department has been razed and a sore shoulder for Jasprit Bumrah means their No 1 threat is absent.</p><p>We should expect runs with both bowling units expensive. RCB have been consistently porous in the field while Mumbai went round the park for 213 against Delhi. The Chinnaswamy is renowned as one of the best batting tracks in IPL so we will take a punt on the first century to be scored. We expect Betfair and Paddy Power to offer around 8/1 (9.0).</p><p>It could well come from the blade of <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-cricket-player-profile/89593/" target="_blank">Virat Kohli</a>. Kohli, as discussed in his player profile page, is the best batsman in the world and, given advances in techniques, probably the best there has ever been. Crucially he will be opening the batting for RCB after he went in first with Parthiv Patel against Chennai.</p><p>This is huge for us. We have always said that opening batsmen are the only viable options for a futures <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-top-batsman-guide-kohli-favourite-to-be-top-dog/89605/" target="_blank">top tournament runscorer bet</a>. And if we could be sure Kohli would get top billing we’d bet him. Now we know for certain he has that slot he just needs a score to ensure RCB don’t consider tweaking.</p><p>Bet365 are taking a major chance by making him a 12/1 (13.0) chance for top IPL runscorer and we advise you to grab it with both hands. Kohli will give you a terrific run for your money and we would be surprised if he doesn’t make the top four. On that note, each-way terms a quarter the odds the first four are available if you a cautious. But we’re betting win.</p><h2>Best tip for the match</h2><p><em><strong>Century to be scored 8/1 or better <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank">Paddy Power</a></strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Virat Kohli top IPL tournament runscorer 12/1 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank">Bet365</a></strong></em></p><h2><em><strong>Related Articles</strong></em><br /> </h2><ul> <li><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ipl-update-jos-buttler-dismissal-deemed-legal/89678/" title="IPL Ypdate: Jos Buttler Dismissal">IPL Update: Jos Buttler Dismissal Deemed Legal</a><br /> </li></ul>
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