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RCB vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 25

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 25

Date & Time: 10 October, 2020 at 3:30PM IST

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE

RCB vs CSK Prediction:

It’s a doubleheader Saturday! To spice things up on the weekends, we have the block-buster Southern Derby lined up. MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will take on Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore in what s expected to be a mouth-watering encounter. Unlike the usual routine, this time RCB is well placed in the points table than CSK, and hence rightly so the men in yellow would striving hard to make whatever improvement required in their game to get back to winning ways. The ring of fire in Dubai will host these two teams in the second match scheduled on this doubleheader Saturday.

Strength

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • They have a strong batting line-up on paper.
  • Presence of genuine match-winners like Kohli, Chahal, ABD, and Finch who can single-handedly win matches for their team.
  • Strong spin attack. The duo of Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal seems to work well.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Faf Du Plessis is in the form of his life. He has played match-winning innings in all the matches played so far in IPL 2020.
  • CSK’s young all-rounder Sam Curran is in fine form with both bat and ball. He provides a major boost and balance to this aging side.
  • CSK veteran opener Shane Watson got back to form in the last two matches, and it solves almost 50% of CSK problems.
  • Karn Sharma who replaced Piyush Chawla in the last match showed great promise with the ball.

Weakness

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • RCB bowlers had been pretty ordinary at the death. If that continues, then they would be hindering their own future progression.
  • RCB has a weak lower middle order. It was badly exposed in the last match against DC.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Apart from Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu, none of their batsmen has shown consistency in their batting.
  • CSK does have a weak middle order, which is not suited for T20 cricket.
  • The form of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja is a huge concern.
  • Kedar Jadhav has been a disaster so far. He is not scoring enough runs and is even wasting balls even when the required rate goes over 10.

RCB vs CSK: Who will win?

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Win Prediction

  • CSK-40%
  • RCB-60%

Betting odds

Bet365: CSK- 2.00, RCB- 1.80
Betway: CSK- 1.95, RCB- 1.80

Royal Challengers Bangalore to win this match

  • Historically CSK has had an upper-hand over RCB in the IPL, but taking into account the current team combination and current form, this RCB side must be able to outcast the men in yellow.  So RCB is winning this match, as per our today match prediction.
  • RCB had improved so much with the ball, and their top order batting is solid as usual. This must be enough to counter the currently struggling CSK unit.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 25
  • CSK – 16
  • RCB – 08
  • NR- 01

RCB VS CSK MATCH PREDICTION

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After a tough loss in the last match against DC, the RCB boys had a 4 days break to re-analyze and re-group. And now they will be returning to the field with a much stronger eleven. Their hefty purchase Chris Morris has recovered from injury and he should most likely replace Moeen Ali or Isuru Udana. Adam Zampa too has recovered from illness, but with the current team combination, the chances of him getting a game from now on are slim.

As for CSK, even with their loss against KKR, no big changes are expected from them, considering the long assurance that CSK gives to its players. Kedar Jadhav who has been performing below par so far may get the axe. This could be the only possible change expected from CSK.

CSK Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur

RCB Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

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Expert free tip for Fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. Washington Sundar and Chahal are expected to make life difficult for CSK batsmen. Pick them in your fantasy teams.
  2. AB de Villiers and Devdutt Padikkal are in fine touch with the bat. Leave them from your fantasy teams at your own risk.
  3. Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu are the only trustable batsmen in the CSK line-up. As for cricket betting tips, they are the sure-shot players to invest your money in.
  4. Sam Curran is a value for money player as far as fantasy cricket is concerned. He is expected to contribute with both the bat and ball. It’s better not to take a risk by leaving him out of your fantasy eleven.

RCB vs CSK Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Despite being a large ground, Dubai has seen many high scoring games in IPL 2020. Unlike the predictions from the experts that pitch would dry up as the tournament reaches the middle stage, it hasn’t been the case so far. It still suits seam bowlers and batsmen quite really well. Looking purely at the stats, batting first would be the ideal choice in this pitch.

If Royal Challengers Bangalore bat first: 170-180

If Chennai Super Kings bat first: 150-160

RCB vs CSK cricket betting tips

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Players who are expected to perform well as per Dream11 Prediction.

Top Batsman

CSK- Faf du Plessis

In the absence of Ambati Rayudu, he was the only batsmen who took the responsibility of the entire batting order. His ability to play the anchoring role along with his power-hitting abilities makes him an ideal choice to score more runs in this match.  If you are in for IPL betting, place your bet on him, and if you are in for fantasy cricket, make him your captain or vice-captain. He won't disappoint.

RCB- AB De Villiers/ Devdutt Padikkal

Both these RCB batsmen are in their best form. Padikkal has hit 3 fifties in the 5 matches that he has played so far. And ABD as always is finishing games with great ease. Bet on them to deliver as always.

Other Prominent Options: Ambati Rayudu, Virat Kohli, Shane Watson

Top Bowler

RCB- Yuzvendra Chahal

Long boundaries, spin-friendly conditions, and his current form make him the most ideal choice to grab the most number of wickets in this match. As for IPL betting tips, bet on him to take the maximum wickets.

CSK- Karn Sharma

This leggie showed great character in the last match against KKR. From taking crucial wickets to bowling in the powerplays, he is a complete package.

Other Prominent choices: Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar

Most Sixes

RCB- AB de Villiers

CSK- Faf du Plessis

Player of the Match

Yuzi Chahal

Yuzi Chahal holds the key for RCB’s chances in this match. He had been I terrific form so far in this tournament, that added with the favourable conditions at stakes makes him a suitable choice for the ‘Player of the Match’ category.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

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