Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants match prediction: RCB to win
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants toss prediction: RCB to win the toss and field first

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants prediction

  • RCB vs LSG date and time: April 2, 7:30 PM IST
  • RCB vs LSG venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

LSG vs RCB head to head IPL record

RCB vs LSG match preview

Royal Challengers Bangalore (LSG) and Lucknow Super Giants (PBKS) will lock horns in the 15th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

RCB, led by Faf du Plessis, are struggling at the bottom half of the table with 2 points and a net run rate of -0.711 thanks to wins in 1 out of 3 games. The Super Giants are also below the top 4 with 2 points and a net run rate of +0.025.

RCB vs LSG: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants
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The Challengers and the Super Giants have faced each other 5 times since their first meeting back in 2022. RCB have won 4 matches while LSG won only once. In their previous meeting, RCB beat their opponent by 18 runs at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

The upcoming RCB vs LSG prediction is expected to be a high-scoring affair and bowlers from both teams will have to work hard.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have not been clinical in the ongoing T20 league, losing to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Even against Punjab Kings (PBKS), they had to play out of their skins to finish on the winning side. Bowling has been a major concern for them and their shortcomings were badly exposed as the Knight Riders made a mockery of their bowlers.

The RCB vs LSG prediction will depend on how the Challengers’ bowling unit comes together and shows some fight after the hammering against KKR.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Possible 11: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Cameron Green, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Anuj Rawat (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal

Lucknow Super Giants

The Super Giants had a rough outing against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) where they lost by 20 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. However, they put in a strong showing after beating the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 21 runs at their home venue in Lucknow.

One of the biggest positives for them was the emergence of Mayank Yadav, who bowled the fastest ball of IPL 2024 at 155.8 km/h and picked up 3 crucial wickets.

The outcome of the RCB vs LSG prediction will depend on how the Super Giants’ try and carry their form in batting friendly conditions in Bengaluru.

Lucknow Super Giants Possible 11: Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul, Devdutt Padikkal, Ayush Badoni, Nicholas Pooran (c), Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the venue in Bengaluru is expected to be an absolute belter. Batters can play their shots on the up and bowlers would not have much room for error. Teams need to score around 200 to give themselves a good chance of winning.

There is no chance of rain as of now and playing conditions will mostly be pleasant. Temperatures will be around the 33-degree Celsius mark. The humidity will be ideal with the numbers in the 20s. Wind gusts of 24 km/h will be there.

RCB vs LSG Dream11 prediction

Our RCB vs LSG Dream11 predictions for this match:

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Dinesh Karthik, Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul, Nicholas Pooran
  • Batter(s): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis
  • All-rounder(s): Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green
  • Bowler(s): Mohsin Khan, Mayank Yadav
  • Recommended captain: Virat Kohli
  • Recommended vice-captain: Cameron Green

We have picked Virat Kohli as our captain simply because of the form he has been in. Although his team has struggled to some extent, Kohli, the all-time leading run-scorer in the history of the IPL, has been amongst the runs.

In 3 matches, Kohli has scored 181 runs at an average of 90.50 and a strike-rate of 141.4 with 2 half-centuries and a top score of 83 not out to his name.

Cameron Green is a useful option as vice-captain since he is effective both as a batter and bowler. In 3 games, he has scored 54 runs at an average of 18 and a strike-rate of 112.5. Green has also taken 2 wickets at an economy rate of 8.83.

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RCB vs LSG match prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win

As per the RCB vs LSG match prediction, RCB should be able to win their second game. Although they lost to the Knights at home, they have the potential to bounce back. The last time these 2 teams met in Bengaluru, LSG beat RCB by 1 wicket after chasing down 213.

RCB vs LSG toss prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to win the toss and bat first

As per the RCB vs LSG toss prediction, teams should have no second thoughts about opting to field first. On an excellent batting surface, sides can even chase down targets of over 200.

Player of the Match prediction: Virat Kohli  

Kohli won the Player of the Match award against the Kings after he played a match-winning knock. He could also have won the award had RCB beat KKR, but that was not the case. Bearing in mind how he has played, he is a strong contender to get his hands on the award. Quinton de Kock, Nicholas Pooran, KL Rahul are some of the other contenders for the POTM award.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Lucknow Super Giants betting odds

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore odds: 1.784
  • Lucknow Super Giants odds: 2.030

The RCB vs LSG betting odds are titled in favour of the Bengaluru based team simply because they will play at home. Moreover, LSG are yet to win an away match and they have their task cut out. The upcoming game is expected to be an exciting one with both teams looking to climb the ladder.


Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India