Delhi on a high after win against Gujarat
- Bangalore need to remain consistent to make it to the playoffs
- Spin-friendly venue expected to trouble teams
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three of their last four matches and that most of them were away games furthers their good run. They will back themselves to beat Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore have odds of 1.80 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi come off the back of a shock win over Gujarat Titans after struggling with the bat. The good news for them is that the bowling attack is shaping up well, but the batting needs work especially when facing a quality attack like RCB’s. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.00 to beat RCB.
Head-to-head record, DC v RCB
Delhi Capitals have won 10 and Royal Challengers Bangalore 19 in head-to-head clashes between these teams. RCB won the match between these sides earlier in the season. It’s also worth mentioning that Delhi haven’t beat RCB in the IPL since 2020 with the Faf du Plessis-led side winning each of the last four head-to-head games.
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi tends to assist the spin bowlers, and teams have had success defending scores on this ground. Therefore, the team winning the toss may opt to bowl first to take advantage of the spin-friendly conditions and try to restrict their opponents to a low score.
Both DC and RCB have talented players and are capable of winning this match. However, given their recent form and their stronger position in the points table, RCB may have a slightly higher chance of winning this match.
The average score in T20 matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is around 160-170. However, with the pitch likely to assist spin bowlers, we may see lower scores than usual in this match.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi is expected to be slow and low, favoring the spin bowlers. The team that wins the toss may look to bowl first and take advantage of the conditions. However, the weather conditions in Delhi are typically hot and dry, which may lead to the pitch becoming more batting-friendly as the match progresses.
Players to keep an eye on…
DC Predicted playing XI:
David Warner, Philip Salt, Rilee Rossouw, Manish Pandey, Axar Patel, Aman Hakim Khan, Ripal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed
RCB Predicted playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Ravindra Jadeja: Against a batting line-up that is comfortable facing spin, Jadeja will have a stiff challenge but he has stood up to most of them this year.
Suryakumar Yadav: Suryakumar’s return to form is a major boost for Mumbai Indians and he could take the attack to Chennai here.
IPL 2023, Match 50 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Chennai Super Kings will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
DC v RCB Betting tips
Apart from betting on Bangalore to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RCB’s best batter.
Virat Kohli is in good nick but is still due a big score this season. Back to his original home ground in Delhi, Kohli could be on fire. Back Kohli at 3.35 to be Bangalore’s top batter!