RCB vs KXIP Predictions and Betting : With more than half matches for the season already over, the top placed teams in Indian Premier League 2020 will be looking forward to consolidate their position while the bottom placed teams will try to improve their standings. On Thursday, Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Both RCB and KXIP have played 7 matches each in IPL 2020 season. RCB with 5 wins and 2 losses are at No. 3 position in IPL 2020 table standings while KXIP with 6 losses and just one win are the bottom placed team in IPL 2020.
With hopes of entering qualifiers almost over, KXIP will try and win their remaining matches while RCB will try to strengthen their position among the top teams of IPL 2020.
IPL RCB vs KXIP Predictions and Betting Tips
IPL RCB vs KXIP Predictions and Betting : Recent Form
RCB were desperate for a breakthrough season after a string of poor performances that pushed them to bottom of the table for three consecutive seasons. It seems they have finally got one in 2020 with hopes of a maiden IPL title.
RCB started their campaign with a win against SRH but were humiliated in the next match against Kings XI Punjab. They bounced back with a super over win against 4-time champions Mumbai Indians which was followed by emphatic triumph against Rajasthan Royals.
They next faced Delhi Capitals who were all over RCB handing a 59-run defeat to the Bengaluru franchise. In their next outing against Chennai Super Kings, RCB looked to have found that extra gear and were the dominating side that put them back in 4th position in the table.
In last match, RCB handed a 82 runs defeat to Kolkata thereby making into the 3rd position in the IPL 2020 table.
The Kings XI Punjab haven’t had a good season since making it to the IPL finals in 2014. The KXIP are on the verge of getting knocked out of the tournament with 6 losses in 7 games.
They started their IPL 2020 campaign with a defeat against Delhi Capitals. They bounced back in 2nd match by defeating RCB by 97 runs.
From then on they have lost all the 5 matches that they played. It started with unexpected loss against Rajasthan Royals followed by humiliating defeats against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
In last match Kolkata Knight Riders defeated them by 2 runs.
IPL RCB vs KXIP Predictions and Betting : Head to Head
Bangalore and Punjab have clashed with each other on 25 occasions. Punjab have had a slight edge over RCB.
Of 25 matches, KXIP has won 13 matches while RCB has won 12 matches. Last time these two teams met was in IPL 2020 itself. KXIP handed a humiliating 97 runs defeat to RCB.
IPL RCB vs KXIP Predictions and Betting : Team News
RCB have been playing some good cricket lately. Devdutt Padikkal at the top has been a great inclusion but Aaron Finch will have to find some form in Sharjah. Captain Virat Kohli has finally found his form and is looking very dangerous at this point.
AB De Villiers has always been the savior in this team, Shivam Dube has been a great support all-round with his slogging capability as well as with the ball in the middle.
Washington Sundar is yet to deliver big in this IPL season. The arrival of Chris Morris has got back the balance in the side. Yuzvendra Chahal has looked in this season.
Navdeep Saini and Isuru Udana have turned out to be a great talent for RCB.
KXIP have struggled to figure out their side for all the seven games.
Captain K L Rahul is only one who has been consistent with Mayank Agarwal Supporting him. Nicholas Pooran has been one of the exciting talent in few games but he had no support from other players.
Glenn Maxwell, Sarfaraz Khan have failed completely. Mohammed Shami and Sheldon Cottrell are going for a lot of runs with Ravi Bishnoi the only one who has bowled satisfactorily in all the seven games.
The local talent Arshdeep Singh was exceptional and has done an amazing job as the 3rd pacer in the team. Chris Gayle is out due to injury and is unlikely to be part of the Playing XI even for Thursday's clash.
IPL KXIP vs RCB Predictions and Betting Analysis
RCB will take on KXIP on Thursday at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled at 7:30 PM IST. The predictions and betting sites are completely favoring Virat Kohli led RCB's win in the match.
The betting odds for RCB is placed at 1.6 and for KXIP at 2.25 at Betway.
As per Bet365, the betting odds for RCB stands at 1.66 and for KXIP the odds are placed at 2.20.
As per leading prediction and betting site, Smarkets, RCB has 59.88% chances of beating KXIP while Punjab has 39.69% chances of beating RCB in Thursday's clash.