- RCB vs GT match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win
- RCB vs GT toss prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the toss and bat first
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT) will lock horns in Match No.72 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. The match will take place at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday, May 21.
Read our in-depth IPL prediction, as our experts offer up their RCB vs GT predictions ahead of this match
- Date and time: May 21, 19:30 IST
- RCB vs GT venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
- 1 Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans match preview
- 2 RCB vs GT Dream11 prediction
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans match preview
Royal Challengers Bangalore
The Challengers, led by Faf du Plessis, took one step closer to the playoffs after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. But being placed fourth in the points table, three teams, Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders can still topple them on net run rate.
A win against the Titans will take RCB straight through to the playoffs with 16 points. As far as their previous game against the Sunrisers is concerned, Virat Kohli smashed his sixth IPL hundred to take RCB past the finish line. Kohli and Faf du Plessis put on yet another 100 plus stand as RCB chased down 187 with four balls to spare.
The outcome of the RCB vs GT prediction will depend on how the Challengers’ batters tackle the in-form Titans’ bowling unit.
RCB possible 11: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Michael Bracewell, Wayne Parnell, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) May 20, 2023
The Titans, on the other hand, will look to try out some of their benched players as they have all the boxes ticked for the playoffs. Apart from qualifying for the playoffs, they will finish as the table toppers, which means that irrespective of the results of the remaining matches in the league stage, the Titans will take part in the Qualifier 1.
They will go into the game after beating the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 34 runs in their last home match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Mohit Sharma picked up four wickets as the Titans restricted the Orange Army to 154 for nine while defending 188.
The result of the RCB vs GT prediction will depend heavily on how the Titans’ bowlers perform on a batting-friendly wicket in Bangalore.
GT possible 11: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad
— Gujarat Titans (@gujarat_titans) May 20, 2023
Pitch and expected weather conditions
The pitch in Bangalore is expected to be an absolute belter. Run-scoring would not be a problem and bowlers would not have much room for error. There is no chance of rain as of now with temperatures around the 26-degree Celsius mark.
RCB vs GT Dream11 prediction
Our RCB vs GT Dream11 prediction for this match
- Wicketkeeper(s): Wriddhiman Saha
- Batter(s): Virat Kohli, David Miller, Faf du Plessis, Shubman Gill
- All-rounder(s): Glenn Maxwell, Michael Bracewell, Hardik Pandya
- Bowler(s): Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan
- Recommended captain: Faf du Plessis
- Recommended vice-captain: Rashid Khan
Faf du Plessis is the only batter among all the players, who have more than 1000 points and hence we have made him the captain for our Dream11 prediction team. There will be a temptation to make Virat Kohli the vice-captain, but Rashid Khan will be the more effective choice for the RCB vs GT prediction.
RCB vs GT match prediction: Gujarat Titans to win
As per today's match predictions, the Titans should beat the Challengers. Although they have already advanced to the playoffs, they will not want to lose winning momentum going into the next round.
RCB vs GT toss prediction: Gujarat Titans to win the toss and bat first
As per our toss prediction for today, the Titans should win the toss and opt to bat first. GT have chased well in the tournament but would like to test their skills out in defending totals before the playoffs.
RCB vs GT man of the match prediction: Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan has been in stupendous form in the ongoing edition of the league. He is expected to make a big impact in the RCB vs GT prediction. He picked up a four-wicket haul against the Mumbai Indians (MI) after which he scored a sparkling half-century.
RCB vs GT betting odds
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: 1.87
- Gujarat Titans: 1.95
As per the RCB vs GT betting odds, the Challengers are favourites to win the match. But as per our IPL predictions, the Titans may edge past their opponents in their last league game before taking part in the Qualifier 1.