Both Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are languishing at the bottom of the table. Both the teams have suffered three back to back to defeats in this season. They are desperate to get a win and rise in the table. Rajasthan Royals would face Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Get the best IPL prediction and tips for the match.
Heavy defeats are what these teams have faced till now despite having good names in the side. They would finally get off the mark when they face each other. We have seen some great action in IPL this season and we expect another heavyweight face-off here.
IPL Prediction Performance Check
Rajasthan Royals get very close in the match and yet lose it. This has been the fate for them so far in this season of IPL. Rahane led side has not been able to convert the close chances into a win on all three occasions. They were also involved in a controversy wherein Ashwin mankaded Jos Butler to take the match away from them.
In the second match, batting was superb and it was ed by Sanju Samson’s ton, however, their bowling failed to defend the above the par score.
In the third match, bowlers did extremely well against CSK but the batsmen failed to utilize the situation despite the dew on the surface.
Overall, Rajasthan still shows some positives and are expected to jump back in the contest. Their batsmen have performed really well though in different matches. Bowling has been decent. Unadkat is a concern area for the management with his slower bowls no more a surprise for the batsmen.
They need to get back on the track as soon as possible to remain alive in the competition. With five out of the eight overseas players for Rajasthan would leave in the first week of May, it would be very difficult for the team to win the matches. They need to win the upcoming match at any cost.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Right from the beginning of the IPL, they have been known for their power-packed batting line-up. With no change this season, they are set to defend or score any total.
Their bowling has been clueless in the tournament so far. RCB has failed to display their capabilities whatsoever till now in the season. Just like their opponents, they are also a part of the controversy wherein the no-ball on the last ball by Malinga was not called by the umpire.
All in all, the problems are arising for RCB and they need to sort this problem on top priority. Virat Kohli has not been able to score big runs in the three innings that he has played and that doesn’t happen too often.
Head to Head Tipster
Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore have faced nineteen matches till now and the former have won nine of them and the latter have won eight. Two have produced no results. Rajasthan has won five of the last seven matches against Bangalore.
IPL Prediction Playing XI Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni
IPL Prediction Playing XI Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Colin de Grandhomme, Prayas Barman/Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Pitch & Weather Condition Tips
The temperature would be the mid-30s and is expected to cool down as the match proceeds. The pitch is good for scoring and has produced some good totals on the board.
Toss Prediction Tips
Pitch is expected to remain good for batting throughout the match. The team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Rajasthan Royals has performed well in both the departments through the luck has not been with them. Bangalore is far away from the best of their performance. Considering the recent form and teams on paper, Rajasthan Royals look much better and are expected to win.