RCB out to redeem home record
- A stunning loss last game at home has put pressure on RCB.
- Delhi bank on big hitters.
RCB come off a one wicket loss to Lucknow Super Giants at home, and will need to step up at home on a flat track to beat Delhi, who boast of a good batting line-up. RCB have odds of 1.67 to beat Delhi Capitals.
Delhi Capitals are at rock bottom after having lost all four matches in the season so far. They have a strong batting line-up, but have failed to use their batters properly and Warner’s sluggish fifties have also let them down. Delhi Capitals have odds of 2.17 to beat RCB.
Head-to-head record, RCB v DC
The overall head-to-head record is heavily in favour of Royal Challengers Bangalore with 18 wins as against 10 by Delhi Capitals. RCB have also won their last three matches against Delhi Capitals.
Given the nature of the pitch at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, the team winning the toss will most likely choose to chase first. With odds of 1.90, RCB may opt to chase if they win the toss.
Delhi Capitals have a balanced squad with strong batsmen and bowlers. They are given odds of 2.17 to win the match. RCB, on the other hand, are strong at home and have their winning odds at 1.67
The average score at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is around 180 for teams batting first, but it drops to around 165 for teams chasing in the IPL.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium is usually batting-friendly, with some early help for the seam bowlers. The hot and humid weather conditions could result in dew forming on the ground, which could make it easier for the chasing team to score runs.
Players to keep an eye on…
RCB Predicted playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Anuj Rawat, David Willey, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj.
DC Predicted playing XI:
Prithvi Shaw, David Warner (c), Manish Pandey, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman.
Virat Kohli: On good batting wickets, Virat Kohli becomes a persistent threat at the top and he has shone so far in IPL 2023 at home.
David Warner: While Warner has three half-centuries on the trot, the rate at which they have come has put him under scrutiny. Can Warner turn it around with a quickish knock?
IPL 2023, Match 20 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Royal Challengers Bangalore will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
RCB v DC Betting tips
Apart from betting on RCB to win the match, check our other recommended bet about RCB’s top batter:
Virat Kohli has enjoyed abetting at this venue with the ball coming onto the bat and short boundaries in place. Back Kohli at 2.96 to be Bangalore’s top batter!