The IPL 2021 match between RR and RCB promises to be a lively encounter with both teams experiencing a sharp contrast in fortunes over the last few matches. The form shown by the two outfits has been so different that RCB are now looking to catch DC and CSK. Meanwhile, RR are hanging on to their hopes of a play-off finish.
RR vs RCB – Match Preview
This RR vs RCB prediction focuses on an IPL meeting between two teams who have experienced contrasting fortunes over the last few games. Since the restart, RR have been on a slide while RCB have been improving in every department. This game will take place at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, which will provide further confidence for RCB.
RR vs RCB – Predicted Playing XIs
RR come into this game on the back of two successive losses that have taken the wind out of the team. This RR vs RCB match prediction expected RR to come into this game in a much better shape, but they are now on the verge of dropping out of play-off contention. This would hope for RR would be the form of Sanju Samson, who has already hit 400+ runs.
RCB have been experiencing a lot of positives in the last few matches. The form of Virat Kohli is a huge bonus to the team, while Patel is one of the strong favourites to pick up the purple cap. It was not long ago that the team began the restart with a disappointing loss against KKR. The manner in which RCB have responded to this defeat has been quite extraordinary and this might propel them to further success, as per the IPL 2021 prediction.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
RR vs RCB Head to head
- Matches Played: 24
- RR Won: 10
- RCB Won: 11
- Tie/NR: 3
The RR vs RCB head to head figures reveal a game that can be very difficult to separate based on recent history. The two teams have met each other on 24 occasions and they both have a similar win ratio. This is one of the reasons behind RR vs RCB prediction being quite hard to call. This would be the case even when Rajasthan vs Bangalore match takes place at home.
RR vs RCB Match Prediction & Betting Tips
RR might have slipped to a defeat against strugglers SRH in the recent game, but this may act as an impetus to push forward for a victory. RR still have the possibility of a play-off finish and they would not be keen on jeopardising the same against an impressive RCB outfit.
Sanju Samson has been in excellent form in the last few matches. After starting with a disappointing game against PBKS, Sanju Samson has hit a half-century in his last two matches with 82 and 70 not out. The 26-year-old is only behind Shikhar Dhawan in the race for the orange cap in the IPL 2021 campaign.
Harshal Patel is clearly pushing for a purple cap and he was able to come with figures of 4-17 against MI. After having picked up six wickets in his last two matches, the 30-year-old is a good option to back for 1.5 wickets in the match.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.