Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers – Betting Tips and Prediction
This looks like being a close and nervy contest between two teams that haven’t tasted victory for a few games.
Looking at other markets other than the outright winner bet is the best way of finding value for this one.
Back Iyer to be Top Batsman for Delhi
Skipper Shreyas Iyer has had a decent IPL with the bat, even if he has been short of a big knock of late.
Inconsistency from the Capitals at the top of the order has made life difficult for them. Shikhar Dhawan’s back-to-back tons were a highlight that seems a long time ago now.
Should the top order fail again, the emphasis will be on Iyer to bat long for his side.
His price of 4.5 with 22Bet looks like a good bet given the frailties of the other batsmen for DC at present.
Philippe’s Price is Too Big
Josh Philippe has come in and taken his chance at the top of the Bangalore order in the last two games.
He replaced Aaron Finch and has brought a positive attitude and attacking presence to the opening slot.
Should he keep his place, which looks likely, then his price to be RCB’s top batsman looks too big.
All of the Bangalore batsmen struggled to get the ball away on this Abu Dhabi pitch last time out, but Philippe did better than most with his 32 against SRH.
He can be backed at 5.0 with bet365 to be his team’s top run-scorer here.
Cagey Start Expected
Given how big this match could be to both teams, we can probably expect a slow and nervy start to both innings.
It would be no surprise to see the openers assess conditions before looking to play shots.
Given that factor, it could be worth looking at an accumulator bet that both innings will start with a dot ball.
That can be backed at 2.5 with 22Bet.
Take a look at our round-up of best bets for this clash.