Delhi vs Bangalore Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back DC to win @ 1.9 with Casumo
RCB probably haven’t been as good as their results suggest and they have a serious issue with Kohli’s form. There’s also a suggestion they can be expensive in the death overs with the ball, as was the case against Ravi Jadeja and CSK on Sunday. It’s also not ideal that key spinner Yuzvendra Chahal doesn’t look to be at his best.
DC have their own issues and one of them is that neither Smith nor Hetmyer are bringing the X-Factor they were meant to.
But even though they’ll be missing Ashwin, they look a better bowling unit and that could make all the difference here.They’ve also won all of the last four between them so that confidence could go a long way.
RCB Top Bowler: Harshal Patel
Recommended Bet: Harshal Patel Top RCB Bowler @ 4.00 with 10CRIC
Harshal Patel is outbolwing his team-mates by some distance right now.
He has 15 wickets, making him not only the top RCB bowler but also the top IPL bowler. He’s taken 5, 2, 2, 3 and 3 wickets in his five games to date and is clearly in the form of his life.
Yet somehow Yuzvendra Chahal is shorter than him in the betting and that can’t be right so we have to go with Patel to do the business once again.
Today’s DC v RCB Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Devdutt Padikkal to be RCB Top Batsman @ 4.5 with 10CRIC
Kohli is going through a rare bad patch while AB de Villiers has hardly had a chance to impress with the top order often playing well enough that he hasn’t been needed.
Maxwell has been the form man but had a rare failure on Sunday against CSK, as did most RCB batsmen for that matter.
It all means that the best bet here is the reliable Devdutt Padikkal. He started slowly but in scoring 101 not out and 34, he top scored for RCB in each of their last two. He could make it three. Let’s hope so.