Match 49 of the IPL sees Royal Challengers Bangalore host Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday, the home side look to have blown their chance of reaching the play offs but the visitors are still in the mix.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB were in action away at Delhi capitals on Sunday, it was a game they needed to win to stay in contention for the play offs but they went down by 16 runs. RCB remain bottom of the log with 4 wins and 8 defeats and losing their first 6 matches of the tournament and barring a remarkable set of results they won’t feature in the play offs.
The Royals Challengers lost their first 3 matches in Bangalore but they did win the 2 most recent games in front of their own supporters, edging out the Super Kings by 1 run and more recently they got the better of the Kings XI by 17 runs.
Rajasthan Royals have a record of 5 wins and 7 defeats and they will need to win their 2 remaining matches, this one and Saturday’s visit to Delhi to have any chance of an extended stay in the tournament.
The Royals are giving it a go and they come into this game having won their 2 most recent matches, a 3 wicket victory at KKR on Thursday followed by a 7 wicket win at home to the Sunrisers on Saturday.
Rajasthan have won 3 and lost 3 of their 6 away fixtures.
Head to Head
Matches 19, Rajasthan wins 10, RCB wins 8 plus 1 no result.
The first meeting this season came in Match 14 in Jaipur and the Royals chased down rCB’s bat first total of 158/4 with 1 ball to spare. Parthiv Patel made 67 for RCB and Joss Buttler top scored with 59 for the Royals.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore 8/10
Rajasthan Royals 21/20
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
This looks to have the potential to be a high scoring affair and regardless of who wins we fancy a total 6’s count of 15 or more.
Bet: Total Match 6s, over 14.5 at 17/20