We’re at Dubai for this one in yet another game from the 2021 Indian Premier League and there’s plenty of IPL betting tips to come! This match will be played on 29 September, with a start time of 7:30 pm IST.
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Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Odds
Up next, our free cricket betting predictions for today’s IPL match! The match-winner market looks tight and I don’t really trust either side too much. But RCB look slightly stronger in both major departments of batting and bowling, so it’s a tentative bet on the favourites ahead of this one.
There’s also a good price on one of RCB’s top batsmen coming good. And it’s not Kohli. Or Maxwell!
Just when the Royals were getting going, they suffered a bad loss. Not because it was against a rival for a Top 4 place but rather because they lost to the worst team in the competition.
At least that’s what the table says. SRH bowled well to restrict the Royals to what was just about a par total and despite some middle-order hiccups, a combination of Jason Roy and Kane Williamson got them home in the end.
Earlier, Sanju Samson hit an excellent 82 off 57 for the Royals, the skipper once again leading by example.
But there wasn’t much in the way of support and if there’s one thing that the Royals haven’t done this season, it’s had several players making contributions with the bat in the same game.
Then again, if Samson had maybe faced four or five deliveries more and the first innings total would have been a bit too much for SRH.
The Royals keep on chopping and changing. They seem to have decided that all-rounder Liam Livingstone has to play given his form over the English summer, and that Mutafizur Rahman should, as well.
That’s fine but they need to get the other two overseas selections right, too.
Tabraiz Shamsi should get the nod as the number 1 ranked T20I bowler in the world and personally I’d also go with opener Evin Lewis.
But having paid all that money for Chris Morris, maybe they feel they need to play him.
RCB were good value for their win on Sunday, beating old rivals Mumbai comfortably. Virat Kohli looked like being back to his best with a fluent fifty that combined aggressive strokeplay with good, sensible running between the wickets.
But the game-changer with the bat was Glenn Maxwell. At a time in the innings when it was hard to score due to a tough wicket, good bowling and smart field placements, Maxwell flicked, pulled and reverse swept his way to 56 off 37.
It was a reminder of why Maxwell is so highly regarded in T20 cricket; not many players in the world could have played that knock.
For good measure, he also took two wickets for just 23 runs off four overs.
That just about sealed it in terms of him being man-of-the-match because Harshal Patel had a pretty good case for winning it. His 4 -17 off just 17 balls even included a hat-trick.
AB de Villiers hasn’t been in great form but there’s no way they’d even consider dropping him.
Here in Dubai the last four first-innings scores have been: 185, 134, 165 and 164. That’s a first-innings average of 162. Of those four, two games were won by the team batting first, two were won by the team batting second.
Obvious as it may sound, the pitch has been known to get a little slower as the game progresses. And this is one of those grounds where knowing what a par score is, is easier said than done.
The smart money is on the skipper winning the toss deciding to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Head-to-Head
These two have played each other 24 times. Interestingly, there have been three no-results played out between them over the years.
So the bad weather has had a tendency to affect their matches. Not that it will be the case in the Dubai desert, of course.
But of the completed games, it’s RCB who are 11-10 up. That includes a comprehensive win earlier this season where they chased a stiff score without losing a wicket.
RCB in fact, have won each of the last three.
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Toss Prediction
It’s 13-11 to the Royals when it comes to the toss. I just about have to favour them based on that record. So, I’m going to bet on Rajasthan Royals to win the toss in this game against RCB.
Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Winner Prediction
The Royals benefited from two poor performances from the opposition in winning those two games after the restart. Those two victories were more down to their mistakes than the Royals doing anything special.
Without meaning to sound too harsh towards them, a defeat to the bottom side is perhaps a reflection that they’re going to have plenty of bad days.
Not that RCB aren’t without their problems. They look a bit top-heavy with a lot depending on Kohli and Maxwell in particular, given de Villiers is somewhat out of form.
Normally with doubts about a favourite, I’d take a punt on the outsider, instead. But RCB also bowled pretty well against Mumbai, and that just about convinces me to side with them.
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