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| On Updated : Oct 25, 2020 2:57 AM IST

RCB vs CSK Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings IPL 2020 Match 44

RCB vs CSK Prediction: It’s a doubleheader Sunday! 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. CSK are out of the race and will be playing for pride. Whereas RCB will playing to keep their chances of a top-2 finish alive.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings
Indian Premier League 2020, Match 44
Date & Time: 25 October, 2020 at 3:30PM IST
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE

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:

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  • 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 ageing side.

Weakness

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • Some RCB bowlers like Udana and Saini had been pretty ordinary at the death. This is their only visible weakness.

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Apart from Faf du Plessis none of their batsmen has shown consistency in their batting.
  • CSK does have a weak batting order, which is not suited for T20 cricket.
  • The form of MS Dhoni is a huge concern.
  • They have been pretty ordinary in all departments of the game. MS Dhoni and co. suddenly seemed to have completely forgotten how to win games.

RCB vs CSK Who will win?

Photo: BCCI

Win Prediction

  • CSK- 10%
  • RCB- 90%

Betting odds

Bet365: RCB- 1.66, CSK- 2.20
Betway: RCB- 1.61, CSK- 2.21

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 RCB vs CSK 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.

So if you are in for IPL betting, place your money on RCB.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 26
  • CSK – 16
  • RCB – 09
  • NR- 01

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • CSK – 0
  • RCB – 1

RCB VS CSK MATCH PREDICTION

Photo: BCCI

This match is almost a dead rubber as far as IPL 2020 playoffs chances are concerned. RCB has almost confirmed their playoffs chances whereas CSK is completely out of the race. CSK has nothing to lose and will try out their youngsters in the remaining matches by keeping the next year in mind. RCB on the other hand will be eager to get those two points easily to make themselves ready for the top two finish.

RCB Playing XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammad Siraj

CSK Playing XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla/Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir

Expert free tip for Dream11 teams and IPL betting tips

  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: 130-140

RCB vs CSK cricket betting tips

Photo: BCCI

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

Top Batsman

CSK- Faf du Plessis

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

ABD as always is finishing games with great ease. Bet on him to deliver as always.

Other Prominent Options: Sam Curran, Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal

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- Deepak Chahar

If there is any bowler who can rescue CSK from this misery, then that is Deepak Chahar. If he can get some early swing, then things would fall in place for CSK.

Other Prominent choices: Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, Sam Curran, Chris Morris

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 in 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_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.