Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) are set to face Chennai Super Kings(CSK) in the 49th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Wednesday, May 4 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune. CSK had defeated RCB in the first clash by 23 runs and it was their first win of the season.
Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost three of their past games and will need to win this one to keep their hopes alive of featuring in the playoffs. They are currently placed in the 5th position in the points table with 5 wins in 10 matches. They suffered a huge loss against Gujarat Titans in their last outing.
Chennai Super Kings:
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings have managed to win 3 out of 9 matches and the change in captaincy did work for them in the last game as they won their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The team would hope to win the remaining 5 matches and have a chance to qualify for the playoffs.
WAGING ODDS: RCB (1.87) Vs CSK (1.95)
RCB are the favorites and are priced at 1.87, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹187.
CSK are the underdogs and priced at 1.95 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹195.
RCB will want to settle the scores and make a strong comeback in the tournament. Both teams look strong on paper and it will be an exciting contest between the two heavyweights of the long-running tournament. The pitch has assisted both batters and bowlers so far. The past matches have witnessed some decent scores, but new ball bowlers have also impacted the match.
Prediction: RR to win the match.