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RCB vs RR Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals IPL 2020 Match 33

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals

Indian Premier League 2020, Match 33

Date & Time: 17 October, 2020 at 3:30PM IST

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE

RCB vs RR Prediction:

It’s a battle of G.O.A.T’s. Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals takes on Virat Kohli led RCB in the first match of the doubleheader Saturday. After suffering a loss against the minnows KXIP, RCB will be keen to bounce back against the Royals come this Saturday. For the Royals, it’s a do or die situation. Having lost many games so far, they need to win most of their remaining games to earn a spot in the play-offs

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.
  • The addition of Chris Morris has strengthened RCB's fast bowling unit.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • In Buttler, Smith, Stokes, and Samson, they have one of the most dynamic top four that a T20 team could ever wish for.
  • They were dominant in the 2 matches played in Sharjah.
  • Most of their young players who bat in the lower middle order can be very handy with the bat. Players like Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag provides much greater batting depth to RR.
  • In Jofra Archer, they have one of the best T20 death over specialist.

Weakness

Royal Challengers Bangalore:

  • The form of opener Aaron Finch is a huge worry.
  • RCB has a weak lower middle order.

Rajasthan Royals:

  • RR’s bowling is a huge worry. The domestic bowlers must complement Jofra Archer big time.
  • Both their premier batsmen, Sanju Samson and Steve Smith are struggling for form.
  • RR doesn’t have a good enough spin attack.

RCB vs RR: Who will win?

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Win Prediction

  • RCB- 60%
  • RR- 40%

Betting Odds

Bet365: RR- 2.10, RCB- 1.72
Betway: RR- 2.05, RCB- 1.72

Royal Challengers Bangalore to win the match

Unlike their usual self, RCB has a good enough bowling attack. With Morris added to the line-up, they have solved their problems at the death. Whereas RR are nowhere near their absolute best. The string of defeats has already started affecting the mentality of the team. Unless their overseas contingent produces some match-winning performances, they do not stand a chance against this strong RCB side. So RCB is winning this one as per today match prediction.

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

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 22
  • RR – 10
  • RCB- 09
  • NR- 02
  • Abandoned-01

Head to Head (in UAE)

  • Matches Played- 2
  • RR – 1
  • RCB – 1

RCB VS RR MATCH PREDICTION

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It’s a match between one side that is well on a roll and one side that is struggling to get points on the board. Having lost the last match against DC, RR has made their play-off possibilities even more difficult. They are yet to find the correct combination and hence it may force them to bring in Manan Vohra in place of Robin Uthappa.

RCB on the other hand had been very poor with their tactics in the last match. But still, they have a very strong and well-settled line-up. They may bring in Gurkeerat back into the eleven in place of Siraj to provide an extra cushion in the batting line-up.

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

RR Playing XI: Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Steve Smith, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Manan Vohra, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Karthik Tyagi, Jaydev Unadkat

Who will end up with more runs in IPL 2020?

Expert free tip for fantasy cricket and IPL betting tips

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  1. Washington Sundar and Yuzi Chahal are in fine form and are expected to make life difficult for RR batsmen. Pick them in your fantasy teams.
  2. Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, and AB de Villiers are in fine form. As for cricket betting tips, these are the RCB batsmen to invest your money in.
  3. Shreyas Gopal has an outstanding record against Kohli and de Villiers. He has dismissed Kohli thrice and ABD four times.
  4. Jofra Archer is in red hot form. He is a sure shot man to invest your money in for online IPL betting.

RCB vs RR Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

It is an afternoon game. With larger boundaries and scorching heat conditions at stake, anything above 170 should be a good enough score. Spinners are expected to play a major role in this match.

Predicted Score:

If Rajasthan Royals bat first: 150-160

If Royal Challengers Bangalore bat first: 170-180

RCB vs KKR cricket betting tips

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

Top Batsman

RCB- AB de Villiers

This man needs no introduction. Mr 360 is in splendid form.  With the tactics of the last match failing miserably, he is expected to bat at number four again. If that’s the case, get ready for an ABD show.

RR- Ben Stokes

In the last match, he showcased glimpses of his opening capabilities. With situations demanding more from players such as him, expect Stokes to trouble the RCB bowlers.

Other Prominent options: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Jos Buttler

Top Bowler

RCB- Yuzvendra Chahal

Kohli's man for all crisis situations. He is in fine form. Bet on him to deliver as always.

RR- Jofra Archer

Jofra is spitting venom in the last few matches. With RR desperately needing a change to turn things around he should be Smith’s, go-to man.

Other Prominent options: Navdeep Saini, Shreyas Gopal, Washington Sundar

Most Sixes

RCB- AB de Villiers

RR- Jos Buttler/ Ben Stokes

Player of the match

Yuzvendra Chahal

Consistency is synonymous with Yuzi Chahal. If RCB is to win this match, he is sure to have an amazing outing. He is our prediction 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.