Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Gujarat Titans to win
  • Toss prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the toss and field first

Here is our RCB vs GT prediction for the 52nd match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans in this return fixture at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Saturday, May 4.

Read on for our detailed RCB vs GT predictions ahead of this match.

  • Date and time: May 4, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

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Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans match preview

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Royal Challengers Bengaluru are at the bottom of the table and were knocked out of the playoffs race after losing seven of their first eight games. RCB have managed to win the last two games, most recently defeating Gujarat Titans by nine wickets. 

Bowling first, Swapnil Singh was the pick of the bowlers for RCB with 1 for 23 in three overs but the rest of the attack was expensive. Chasing 201, Faf du Plessis hit 24 off 12 while Virat Kohli played an excellent knock of 70 off 44. Will Jacks stole the show with a stunning 41-ball unbeaten century as RCB clinched the game with four overs to spare. 

RCB possible XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, Reece Topley 

Gujarat Titans

Gujarat Titans occupy eighth place on the table with 8 points and the worst net run-rate in the competition. However, they still have a chance of reaching the playoffs if they win all the remaining games. GT were stunned by RCB in the last game, where they lost by nine wickets. 

Having been sent in to bat first, GT lost their captain Shubman Gill early for just 16 off 19. Sai Sudharsan and Shahrukh Khan then recovered the innings with an 86-run stand in 7.3 overs. Shahrukh hit 58 off 30 while Sudharsan went on to score an unbeaten 84 off 49 to power the team to 200. The bowling unit, however, couldn't make any inroads as RCB won the game with four overs to spare. 

GT possible XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill (c), Sai Sudharsan, M Shahrukh Khan, David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, R Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma

Pitch and expected weather conditions

M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru has historically been a batting friendly venue. The pitches here are pretty flat and short boundaries further aid the batters. The average first innings score at this ground since 2018 reads 188 while the number goes up to 206 for this season. 

The forecast suggests the weather in Bengaluru is likely to be clear on Saturday evening. There could be some cloud cover but rain should not be a threat with zero chance of precipitation. The temperature is likely to hover between 26-30 degree Celsius.

RCB vs GT Dream11 prediction

Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Gujarat Titans
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Our RCB vs GT Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Wriddhiman Saha
  • Batter(s): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill, Sai Sudharsan, David Miller 
  • All-rounder(s): Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell, M Shahrukh Khan 
  • Bowler(s): Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad 
  • Recommended captain: Virat Kohli 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Shubman Gill 

In this part of the RCB vs GT match prediction, we talk about the reasons for picking this XI for the Dream11 contest. Considering the pitch is likely to be batting friendly, we have packed the XI with batters and all-rounders. 

Among wicket-keepers, Wriddhiman Saha is a better option as he opens the innings. Dinesh Karthik has been in good form but bats too low. From the batting section, we have gone with five options. Virat Kohli and Sai Sudharsan have been in magnificent form while Shubman Gill, Faf du Plessis and David Miller should also be picked. 

Among all-rounders, we have gone with Will Jacks, Glenn Maxwell and M Shahrukh Khan. Maxwell hasn't been in good form but has the ability to turn the match on his day. In the bowling section, we have gone with only Rashid Khan and Noor Ahmad. The pair was smashed in the previous game but can't be left out. 

As for the captain, Virat Kohli is the most popular choice and we have opted for the same. Shubman Gill, while not in great form but has the ability to produce a big score. 

Match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win

Talking about the head-to-head record, both Gujarat Titans and Royal Challengers Bengaluru have won two games each. RCB hammered GT in the previous game but we believe Gujarat still holds an edge. GT have a spin trio of Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad and R Sai Kishore. Although they were taken apart in the last game, the trio will hold the key in this encounter. Our match prediction is for Gujarat Titans to win. 

Toss prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the toss and field first

M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a venue where chasing has always been a more preferred option. The pitches here are generally pretty flat and remain the same throughout the course of the match. Add to that the short boundaries, which makes defending totals a tough task. Talking about the overall record in T20 cricket, the team batting second has won 55% of the matches at this ground. Our toss prediction is that Gujarat Titans will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Shubman Gill 

The Gujarat Titans skipper hasn't had a great tournament so far. Shubman Gill has scored 320 runs from 10 innings at an average of 35 and strike rate of 141. He has hit two half centuries in the season, including 89 not-out off 48 versus Punjab Kings. Gill has all the skill set to deliver for the team and should enjoy batting at this ground. You can back Gill to be the player of the match. 

Betting Odds

  • Royal Challengers Bengaluru: 1.74 (PARIMATCH)
  • Gujarat Titans: 2.10 (PARIMATCH)

According to the bookmakers, Royal Challengers Bengaluru will head into this game as favourites. RCB have 1.74 odds of winning this game while GT have higher odds of 2.10.


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