On Friday, Chennai Super Kings cricket team will square up against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a big clash in the IPL ’21 between the two south-Indian rivals. CSK is currently ahead in the standings with 12 points while RCB cricket team has the opportunity to draw level being just a couple of points behind.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips
Neo.bet Cricket Betting Odds: 2.04
After an impressive first-half to the season in India, the UAE leg of the IPL ’21 campaign began on a disastrous note for Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team with a crushing defeat on Monday night. Some changes will be due as the RCB management-staff will need to look into the squad to address some key issues within the team.
With cricket player Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers they have a powerful batting-card on paper but really, there are gaping holes in it. Other than Devdutt Padikkal none of the local batting talent has made any strong claims for a regular berth. With a lack of flexibility in the line-up batting positions no.3 and no.5 are a growing cause for concern.
The RCB bowlers, with cricket Harshal Patel in particular, showed good form in the first-half of the tournament but might not be able to reproduce it in UAE, as evidenced by their recent performance. There are not many bowling options to choose from either. The seamers may struggle but spinners like Wanindu Hasaranga and our cricket betting prediction is Yuzvendra Chahal should benefit from the pitch-conditions.
Chennai Super Kings Betting Tips
Neo.bet Cricket Betting Odds: 1.76
Sitting in 2nd position during the pandemic-break, Chennai Super Kings resumed their fine form with a well-deserved win in their opening match of the UAE leg of IPL ’21. CSK is the favourite among the bookies to claim its 4th title this year and they certainly are looking in good shape with a tried and tested group of experienced players.
They have a settled playing XI but the batting-card has to shake off the jitters after a dramatic collapse in the last match. Rituraj Gaikwad rescues the team with a brilliant knock but fellow opener Faf du Plessis is not in the form he had in the earlier part of the competition. The middle-order batsmen like Ambati Rayudu and cricket player Suresh Raina need to lift their game.
The consistency and variety within the CSK bowling-unit has been a crucial part of their success this season. Deepak Chahar leads the pack with 10 wickets to his name while Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur have all chipped in with 6 each. They also have options like Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi on the bench if they need to make a change.
IPL 2021 Cricket Betting Tips & Predictions
Faf du Plessis Total Runs – Over 30.5
Faf du Plessis is the leading run-getter for Chennai Super Kings with 320 runs in 8 matches. He is in decent knick and will be looking for a good innings after getting a duck in the last game.
Most Sixes in Match Prediction – Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings cricket team have scored 69 maximums in their 8 matches. Despite having some powerful hitters like Devdutt Padikkal, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers they have only managed 43 sixes in the tournament thus far.
Total Ducks Cricket Prediction – Over 1.5
The RCB line-up collapsed like a house of cards in their last match which included 2 ducks in the scorecard. CSK had to overcome a huge collapse as well before winning the previous fixture with 3 batsmen scoring ducks.
Free Extra Betting Tip
Any Player to Score 50 Runs: No
Player to Score Most Sixes: Glenn Maxwell
Cricket Match Winner Prediction
Chennai Super Kings at 1.76 on Neo.bet.
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