Rajasthan recovering from losses
Rajasthan Royals have been dealt another blow with Liam Livingstone walking off with a bubble fatigue and have now lost three overseas players without a replacement for any of them. They have found it harder with each blow and are now reliant on one-off performances from individuals to see them through. They take on a strong RCB and have odds of 2.20 to win this match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore have won three in three and have one of the strongest squads around. That they won all three Chepauk games give them a big up as they move to Wankhede, a venue where their batting strength will come to the fore. They have odds of 1.62 to win this game.
Overall records neutral but recent records favour RCB
Overall RCB and Rajasthan have won 10 games apiece, but in the 2020 edition, Royal Challengers Bangalore went on to win both matches. They have recent form also going their way which will help them.
RECOMMENDED BET: RCB have won three back to back games and have odds of 1.62 to beat RR.
The 2021 season has seen Rajasthan Royals start off inconsistent and Royal Challengers Bangalore acing the first three games. In the last three seasons, Rajasthan have won three of the five head to head games, but their last win came in 2019.
Keep an eye on…
AB de Villiers: You can’t talk about RCB without the AB de Villiers factor. The South African has been in riveting touch and will be expected to cash in on a flat Mumbai deck against an already tired Rajasthan Royals attack.
TIP: AB de Villiers is in terrific form and has odds of 8.00 to win the Player of the Match award.
Sanju Samson: The Rajasthan Royals skipper has a lot going against him, but one thing he can do is take the onus on himself to see his team through. He almost did it one game before throwing it away twice. Can he step up for them?