Both teams hope for play-off berth after disappointing Saturday
A disappointing Saturday saw Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore lose big in their respective matches against Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad. What it leaves them with is 14 points each, but a possible fight for the play-offs in their final game of the league stage.
Royal Challengers Bangalore come off the back of some telling losses, while Delhi themselves have lost their last four on the trot. A lot is riding for these teams in this game as the team that wins goes through to the play-offs without a shade of doubt. The other will be tussling it out with two other teams with the net run-rate becoming a massive factor. The odds are evenly split for this clash with both teams having odds of 1.86 to beat the other.
Overall head to head record in favour of Royal Challengers Bangalore but recent record favours Delhi
The overall records are in the favour of RCB who have won 15 of the 25 matches between these teams. DC have nine wins in these games with one match abandoned. That said, overall records count for nothing with teams chopping and changing their team in the auctions. Since 2019, though, Delhi have held all the aces when playing Bangalore with three wins in as many matches.
RECOMMENDED BET: Both teams come off the back of disappointing losses of late, but Royal Challengers Bangalore have better batting depth and less glaring issues and have odds of 1.86 to win this game
Keep an eye on…
RCB batting: Royal Challengers Bangalore have cut down on depth in their batting to accommodate all-rounders and the plan has backfired this season of late with Virat Kohli not being able to consistently fire and AB de Villiers walking in earlier than planned. Will they bring in Moeen Ali to add firepower to the middle-order?
TIP: AB de Villiers have been terrific right through the season and have odds of 6.50 to win the Player of the Match award.
A tired Rabada: After a spectacular start to the season, Kagiso Rabada appears spent and has been tonked around the park in the last two matches, going wicketless in back to back games after coming through 25 matches in a row where he took a wicket at least in the IPL. If his form is off again, Delhi will struggle.