RCB vs RR Predictions and Betting : This Saturday Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi will host the clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams have played 3 matches each in this IPL 2020 season and won 2 each while lost one.
Victory for any of these two teams in Saturday's clash will push them to top of the table. Last time this two teams met was in last IPL season. The match ended without a result due to rains.
This article is about which team may win the game today. If you are into fantasy gaming, read our RCB vs RR Dream11 Team Predictions article here.
RCB vs RR Predictions and Betting Summary
RCB vs RR Predictions and Betting : IPL 2020 form
RCB started their IPL2020 campaign on a positive note against SRH. They bet Hyderabad handsomely with Yuzvendra Chahal picking by 3 crucial wickets for them.
In their 2nd outing RCB faced a humiliating defeat against KXIP. They lost to them by a whopping margin of 97 runs. Except for Chahal and Sundar, every other bowler was trashed. RCB were at point of 4/3 but eventually scored 109 runs before getting bowled out in 17 overs.
Third match of RCB was a nail-biting one. RCB was playing with a revamped Playing XI strengthening their middle and lower middle order. After setting a target of 201 runs for Mumbai, thanks to the likes of Ishan Kishan's brilliant 99 and Kieron Pollard's mesmerizing half century, the match ended in draw thereby leading to Super over.
It was in Super over that RCB defeated Mumbai Indians.
For Rajathan the opening two matches went very well. Sanju Samson, Steve Smith, Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer were the ones who contributed in their first two matches victory, first against Chennai and then against Punjab.
RR's brilliant run came to an end when they lost their third match against Kolkata Knight Riders in their third match of IPL2020. The failure of top three batsman of RR exposed their weak middle order.
RCB vs RR Predictions and Betting : Head-to-head
Rajasthan Royals won the very first IPL season but since then they have always failed in coming close to win their 2nd IPL tournament. Bangalore on the other side are yet to win an IPL tournament.
Both the teams have played 21 matches against each other in IPL. RCB has won 8 matches while RR has won 10 matches. Three matches ended in no result.
In the last 5 matches played between RCB and RR, RR has won 3 matches while RCB has won only a single match. The last match between RR and RCB ended in no result.
RCB and RR have played only a single match against each other in UAE. It was played in Abu Dhabi. RR had won the match.
RCB vs RR prediction and betting analysis: Team News
RR would be looking forward to make changes in their middle order. Jos Butler has just been included team after completing his quarantine. He is yet to fire for RR.
Steven Smith and Sanju Samson are in good form. Samson kept the wickets in Butler's absence. He along with Smith are the highest run scorers for RR.
Robin Uthappa has disappointed in all the three matches. He may be replaced by Manan Vohra. Yashasvi Jaiswal will be keen for his inclusion in the playing XI.
RR do have a fancy pool of all-rounders. Rahul Tewatia and Jofra Archer have shined with both ball and bat. Archer had been lethal with his bowling. He is an important player down the order, as he fits in the role of slogger.
Tewatia batted brilliantly against KXIP. Tewatia has been good with the ball too. Tom Curran has a difficult role to fili-in as he is a replacement of Ben Stokes in the Playing XI. He has had an average IPL season with the ball so far. He batted brilliantly well against KKR and scored an unbeaten half century. Shreyas Gopal hasn't bowled well this season and can be replaced by Mayank Markhande.
RR's Indian pacers haven't impressed so far. Unadkat and Rajpoot may be replaced by other pacers like Karthik Tyagi or Varun Aaron.
Talking about the Bangalore, the opening duo of Finch and Padikkal have been impressive except for against KXIP. Devdutt Padikkal is a great find for RCB. Aaron Finch has got consistent starts but he hasn't converted them into big ones.
Skipper Virat Kohli has been a concern, this IPL season. Run Machine has to step up and lead from the front. RCB will arguably have the strongest top four if Kohli gets going. AB De Villiers has played very well, this IPL season. He has played his role as finisher against MI and SRH quite brilliantly. Though he failed to anchor the innings against KXIP.
Gurkeerat Mann Singh was included in the third match against MI. He didn't get an opportunity to bat but he was disappointing with his fielding.
RCB play with two all-rounders. Both these all-rounders have been impressive. Washington Sundar has impressed both with ball and bat. In the match against MI he bowled in the powerplay yet just considered 12 runs of his 4 overs in such a high scoring match. Shivam Dube has been very impressive both with ball and bat. He didn't get to bowl against MI but was impressive against SRH. He played a blistering knock of 27 runs off just 10 balls against MI.
Isuru Udana didn't have a great outing against MI and can be replaced by Chris Morris. RCB still have Moeen Ali benched. He can strengthen RCB's middle order.
Except for Chahal no other bowler has picked up more than 5 wickets. Navdeep Saini has looked promising and delivered an economical super over. Other than these RCB bowling attack has not been much impressive. RCB team management will have difficulty in finding a quality death bowler.
Dale Steyn after performing miserably in 1st two matches was dropped for the 3rd match. Even wicket keeper batsman Josh Philippe was dropped in 3rd match and Adam Zampa was included in Playing XI
RCB vs RR Prediction and Cricket Betting Tips
The Sheikh Zayed Stadium where RCB will meet RR has hosted five matches in IPL 2020 so far.
In first match CSK beat MI , while MI defeated KKR in the next match. Third match was won by KKR against SRH while SRH defeated DC in the next match. In the fifth match, MI registered a comfortable win against KXIP.
Sheikh Zayed stadium has assistance for fast bowlers. But the batsmen have found it easy to middle when they have settled down. The highest score of this ground, this season is set by MI (195 runs). Both the teams have not played at Abu Dhabi. Humidity of Abu Dhabi will have a toll on the players.
The prediction and online betting sites predicts Bangalore to have an edge over Rajasthan in Saturday's clash. As per 10cric, the odds for RR stand at 2.10 while for RCB the odds are placed at 1.8. 1xBet too gives the similar odds for the match between the two teams. However, one cannot ignore RR after looking at their recent form.