DC vs RCB Match Prediction & Betting Tips IPL 2020
DC VS RCB PREDICTION
Royal Challengers Bangalore To Win the Match, 1.93
- Delhi Capitals have had troubles in all three departments and fixing those is going to be a colossal task
- AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli will be tough to deal with for the Capitals’ bowlers, who haven’t been at their best in the last few fixtures
- Delhi Capitals have an unstable batting top-order and that is apparent from the poor starts that they got in almost all of their recent matches
- Tournament Indian Premier League 2020
- Date Nov 02, 2020
- Format T20
- Venue Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Time 14:00
- Weather Clear Sky, 65% Humidity, 28.21℃
DC VS RCB BETTING ODDS
Delhi Capitals 2.05 Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.88
DC VS RCB MATCH PREDICTION & ANALYSIS
Alright then. Here we are, finally. We have just four matches to go in the IPL 2020 and three playoff spots are still open to be occupied. While Sunday’s fixtures will govern who gets eliminated, we’ll get our second team to progress on Monday. IPL doesn’t have a quarter-final in its schedule, but Monday’s match will be nothing less than that.
All eyes will be on the contest between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore when they clash for the second playoff spot. The match between the two sides will be played at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, on 2nd November 2020. With a playoff spot at stake, both sides will want to win this one and will give their everything in this match. A cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards on Monday. Don’t miss this one.
For the first time in the competition, the probability of Delhi Capitals not qualifying for the next round seems pretty realistic. With a defeat against Mumbai Indians, Delhi’s losing-streak extends to four matches and they’ll now need a terrific effort in the upcoming match. Not only did they lose against Mumbai Indians, but the margin of loss also put a heavy dent on the Capitals’ chances as the Capitals dropped below Kings XI Punjab in terms of the net run-rate.
It was not long ago when Delhi Capitals were flying high and looked favorites to qualify for the next round. They defeated Chennai Super Kings for the second time in 2020 and it has been a downfall for them ever since. With four back to back losses after that win, Delhi Capitals now seem to be running out of steam and are now in a position where nothing short of a win will do.
In the last four matches, Delhi Capitals have had all sorts of problems. Their batsmen failed to fire in unison, their bowlers failed to hit their mark, and a few reckless changes certainly disturbed the balanced they had in the first half of the tournament.
With Prithvi Shaw failing to control his temper yet again, the question about his selection in the upcoming match is out again. Delhi Capitals have struggled to show intent at the top of the order and while Shaw might be the right choice to address that issue, but the fact that the Capitals are losing too many wickets too quickly forces them to look towards Ajinkya Rahane. Rishabh Pant has looked like a mere shadow of himself and has so far been unable to hit boundaries at will. In totality, Delhi Capitals have not only lost too many wickets at the top but have also failed to up the ante in the death overs in their recent matches. This is certainly the biggest concern that their management will be occupied to solve.
While they have done pretty well with the ball in the tournament, their bowlers looked pretty off-color in the last couple of matches. Sunrisers Hyderabad were pretty severe on Kagiso Rabada and Co. and it wasn’t too different for the Capitals’ bowlers when they were defending a paltry total against Mumbai Indians. Barring Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Ravichandran Ashwin, the Capitals’ bowling has looked out of sorts of late. Besides RCB does not have too many left-handers at their disposal and we might see Axar Patel coming in for Praveen Dube, who did pretty well against Indians.
Delhi have a lot of issues to resolve and they need to resolve those quickly. Their batting has lacked intent and their bowlers have failed to hit the right channels in the recent matches. Besides, Shreyas Iyer hasn’t really been tactically correct when operating under pressure. The good thing for them is that their opponents for the upcoming match are also going through similar problems. Given that, if Delhi Capitals are able to resolve the impending issues, they have high chances to get on the roll once again.
Delhi Capitals Playing 11
Playing 11 not yet available.
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE
Royal Challengers Bangalore, just like their opponents, have dropped from an impeccable position on the points table to a position from where they need a win to qualify. They too have been making a lot of changes to their playing eleven and that hasn’t really helped the players to understand their role. While RCB is still placed on the second spot on the ladder, a loss in the upcoming match and a few results not going their way will throw them out of contention.
Just a couple of matches ago, Royal Challengers Bangalore replaced Aaron Finch with Joshua Phillipe to provide their innings a thrust in the powerplay. While the move seemed to have worked and Joshua has done well at the top, the other batsmen have failed to play their part in the recent matches. Their losing streak is now of three matches and one thing that was common in those three matches was a poor performance by their batting. While RCB’s performance in the last three matches has been poor, they have been pretty unfortunate that they had to deal with dew in two of those three matches.
As apparent from recent results, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batting depends heavily on AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to deliver the lusty hits in the death overs. However, both those batsmen failed to do that in RCB’s last three matches as RCB failed to put even a par score on the board. Also, removing Shivam Dube from the playing eleven seemed to be a poor change as now the Challengers do not really have anyone coming in after number four who can tonk the ball long and hard. They have Chris Morries, but he is known more for his bowling than his batting.
In addition to RCB’s poor performance in the middle overs, the inability to pick up wickets with the new ball has hurt them the most. Contrary to their first ten fixtures wherein the Challengers’ seamers picked 32 wickets between them, their seamers could only pick four wickets in the last three matches. With seamers not firing at the top, their opponents can afford to play Chahal out, who has looked RCB’s only wicket-taking option.
Going into the upcoming match, we don’t expect Virat Kohli to make too many changes to the playing eleven. However, he will likely bring in Shivan Dube for Gurkeerat Singh Mann as Dube adds to RCB’s hitting ability at the death, the ability which they have lacked in the last few matches.
In the last few matches, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been a little too top-heavy with the bat and have depended heavily on Yuzvendra Chahal to pick wickets. However, with the likes of Morris, Udana, Saini, and Sundar, Kohli has a plethora of options who can be pretty good with the ball in hand. Royal Challengers Bangalore need AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli to fire now more than ever and if they manage to do that, their team will have excellent chances to sail into the playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
DC VS RCB DREAM11 PREDICTION
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the 54th IPL 2020 match, which is to be played between Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Don’t forget to check back for the latest updated team right after the toss.
DC VS RCB PLAYING 11
- AB de Villiers (C)
- Joshua Phillipe
- Virat Kohli (VC)
- Shreyas Iyer
- Marcus Stoinis
- Chris Morris
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Anrich Nortje
- Yuzvendra Chahal
DC VS RCB BETTING TIPS
There is no denying that this match between the two sides is as important as it can get. With stakes running high, the pressure will be immense on the players of both teams. Handling the nerves will be the key in the upcoming match and we believe the experience will play a huge role. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are known to thrive in big matches and will be a huge threat to deal with for the Delhi Capitals. In their last four matches, Delhi Capitals have had problems in all three departments of the game, and fixing those will be a colossal task, especially with not much time to go. Royal Challengers Bangalore are rich in experience and that could come in handy in the upcoming match. Besides, Kohli and de Villiers have both looked in good form and a big knock is certainly on the cards. Keeping all those factors into the consideration, Royal Challengers Bangalore appear to be firm favorites to win the upcoming encounter and cement their place in the playoffs.