Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – 17/10/2020

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October 17, 2020
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
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Rajasthan v Bangalore – IPL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 17/10/2020

Banglaore will be looking for a victory that would be another big step towards securing an IPL play-off place.

Rajasthan will want to return to winning ways to keep within touching distance of the top four.

Take a look at our free IPL tips ahead of this crucial clash.

Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips
Best Bet Rajasthan Royals to win the match at 2.1 with bet365
Value Bet Ben Stokes to be Rajasthan’s top batsman at 4.5 with 10CRIC
Longshot Bet Washington Sundar to be RCB’s top bowler at 5.5 with 22Bet

Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Preview

The head-to-head record between these two sides is an even one. Both teams have bagged three wins from the last six meetings.

However, it was RCB that took the points from the most recent meeting earlier in this year’s tournament.

Where: Dubai International Cricket Stadium

When: Saturday, 17 October 2020

Start time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Pitch conditions: Dubai has seen plenty of action so far and is slowing down. It means we can expect slightly lower scores too, so anything 160 can be defended.

Weather conditions: It will be another hot day in Dubai. Clear skies, no chance of rain and temperatures around 35 degrees celsius throughout.

Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Latest Odds

It is RCB that are made favourites for this one. They can be backed at 1.73 with bet365.

Rajasthan are priced at 2.10 with the same firm to bounce back to form.

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Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Team News

It is unlikely Bangalore will tweak their line-up too much despite defeat last time out against KXIP.

They have a settled top order with Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal looking to hand a platform to Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

Their bowling attack also has a balanced look about it, especially after the impact of Chris Morris in the last two matches. Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal will remain the spin options.

Of course, RCB have the likes of Adam Zampa and Moeen Ali to turn to should they want to freshen things up. Batsman Josh Philippe is also having to wait for another opportunity.

The Royals now have England all-rounder Ben Stokes at their disposal. He opened alongside Jos Buttler in the previous outing and may do so again.

That should again mean there is no place for Yashasvi Jaiswal at the top of the order. It also means the likes of Tom Curran and Andrew Tye will also miss out as skipper Steve Smith and England pace ace Jofra Archer take up the remaining overseas places in the starting XI.

Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa and Rahul Tewatia should again offer extra batting in the middle order.

Rajasthan v Bangalore – Squads

Virat Kohli (captain) Steven Smith (captain)
AB de Villiers Riyan Parag
Devdutt Padikkal Tom Curran
Moeen Ali Andrew Tye
Navdeep Saini Oshane Thomas
Pawan Negi Anirudh Joshi
Umesh Yadav Akash Singh
Aaron Finch David Miller
Washington Sundar Karthik Tyagi
Josh Philippe Anuj Rawat
Shabaz Ahmad Yashasvi Jaiswal
Dale Steyn Jaydev Unadkat
Isuru Udana Manan Vohra
Pavan Deshpande Mahipal Lomror
Adam Zampa Ankit Rajpoot
Yuzvendra Chahal Jofra Archer
Gurkeerat Singh Shreyas Gopal
Shivam Dube Varun Aaron
Parthiv Patel Robin Uthappa
Mohammed Siraj Rahul Tewatia
Chris Morris Shashank Singh
Jos Buttler
Sanju Samson
Ben Stokes

Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Betting Tips and Prediction

This game poses a serious danger to Kohli and his RCB men. They had gained some momentum but face another tough test against the Royals.

It’s a contest that could go right to the wire and might be a lot closer than some suggest, despite the gap between these two in the table.

Rajasthan Can Upset Kohli

This clash could come down to how well the Rajasthan England trio get on. Stokes and Buttler are a devastating opening duo and Jofra Archer is enjoying an impressive spell with the ball.

Having Steve Smith and Sanju Samson behind the openers gives them good depth too.

RCB will have lots of confidence after some good recent performances and do look to have gelled as a unit. That said, the value play certainly looks like the Royals at 2.1 with bet365.

They looked to be heading for victory over Delhi in the last game but a poor last five overs snatched that away. But they can build on that progress here.

Back Sundar to Continue Fine Campaign

Washinton Sundar has been brilliant for RCB during IPL 2020. He has taken some key wickets but also ramped up the pressure with his economic bowling.

He has taken two wickets in each of the last two matches, including figures of 2-16 when last in Dubai against Chennai.

With Chris Morris among the wickets and Chahal also enjoying an impressive campaign, Washington is a longshot to be RCB’s top bowler in this one but still looks a decent bet.

He can be backed at 5.5 with 22Bet to back the most wickets.

Stokes Too Big in Top Batsman Market

Ben Stokes is now finding his feet after a belated start to his IPL season.

His 41 against Sunrisers last time out suggests he’s ready to fire. That knock came on this ground and it’d be no surprise to see him take the attack to RCB.

His price of 4.5 with 10CRIC to be RR’s top batsman looks far too big.

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