Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders at their home to confirm their second win in the league. It was all because of superb batting performance by Virat Kohli and Moeen Ali. However, they need to reframe their bowling attack against Chennai to win the match. Read on the complete IPL betting tips for the match here.
The last win for Royal Challengers Bangalore came without AB de Villiers in playing eleven. Kohli was the superstar of the match with his fifth IPL hundred. They are now going to face the table-toppers of the league, Chennai Super Kings. The Dhoni-led team has won seven out of nine matches and are certain of their playoffs berth. It is going to be an interesting match and would be played at Chinnaswamy Stadium.
IPL Betting Tips Performance Check
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore once again stood for the team and scored a century to post a total of 214 runs on the board. But they eventually won the match by just 10 runs.
Moeen Ali’s knock was equally important for Bangalore who scored 66 runs in 28 deliveries. They now have two wins in the tournament but they are not using their resources in the best possible way as the other teams are doing.
There is no sense in sending Parthiv Patel and Akshdeep Nath ahead of renowned players like Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali or even Heinrich Klaasen. Stoinis can be brutal if he is allowed to open the batting. We can expect some changes in the playing eleven against Chennai.
Virat Kohli might like to back the players to perform to their best and need to resolve the problem of batting line-up collapse and play 20 overs.
Inclusion of Dale Steyn in the side was a big boost as he took two wickets and was very economical. Chahal has been good except for the previous match and we expect him to come back stronger. Overall, the line-up of the team seems to be the weakest in the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni missed the previous match because of a small injury and that made a difference in the result of the previous game. They were convincingly defeated by Sunrisers.
Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis gave a solid start to the team with 79 runs partnership but soon the batting collapsed. Only 30 runs were scored from last five overs and they could only put 132 runs in total.
Without Dhoni, the middle order of the team was exposed. Kedar Jadhav and Sam Billings could not do much.
Chennai has one of the best bowling attacks but they were exposed on the pitch which is quite good for batting. Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, and Karn Sharma proved to be ineffective. Imran Tahir continues to be on a dream run and he would have a key role to play in the upcoming match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Head to Head Tipster
Chennai Super Kings have won all the three games against Royal Challengers Bangalore since their return to IPL. They have won 16 matches in total as compared to seven wins by Bangalore.
IPL Betting Tips Playing XI Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Yuzvendra Chahal
IPL Betting Tips Playing XI Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
A little bit of cloud cover will be there in Bangalore with fewer chances of rain. The pitch at Chinnaswamy Stadium has been good for batting. We would see big-hitters from both sides to flourish. A score of 180 should be on par.
Toss Prediction Tips
Chennai Super Kings have won a lot of matches batting second. With their defeat in the previous match, while batting first, they are unlikely to bat first.
IPL Betting Tips Prediction
Chennai Super Kings have a much better record against Royal Challengers Bangalore. At Chinnaswamy Stadium, the record is even. MS Dhoni will be back and AB de Villiers might return to Bangalore.
Royal Challengers are returning to their home ground with some momentum. On papers, Chennai is much stronger.
We believe Chennai Super Kings would win this match.