IPL fans are going to enjoy this weekend as there are some great matches scheduled. Delhi Capitals (DC) is set to take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 16 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

DC have played four games so far, won two of them, and lost two. They have 4 points and currently sit in 7th place on the IPL points table. DC are used to being in the top 4 teams and need to win against RCB to make a push to get into the top four teams.

RCB have played 5 games so far, won three of them, and lost two. They have 6 points and currently sit in 6th place due to a lower net run rate than the other teams who also have 6 points but are ahead of them on a superior net run rate.

RCB are aware that the final two teams that end up making the playoffs could very well be decided by a superior net run rate and for that reason, they will want to win convincingly against DC.

This is going to be a tough game for both sides as they seem very evenly balanced on paper. RCB and DC have a number of match-winners and they could turn the game on its head at any given moment which makes it hard to predict who will come out on the winning side.

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DC vs RCB Match Odds

The bookmakers have a similar take as our experts as Bet365 has given both teams odds of 1.91 to win this game. While the teams look evenly matched on paper, when we take a closer look at their performances and the individual performances of some of their big match players, we think that one of the sides does have a slight edge over the others.

Our experts break down the game between DC and RCB below and share three keys that we think will play a major outcome on which team will emerge as the winner.

DC vs RCB Match Prediction

If you are looking to engage in live IPL betting in 2022, then you need to watch out for the following.

Opening Stand Of Delhi Capitals

DC has a very dangerous opening combination in the explosive P Shaw and the dangerous Warner. The right-left hand combination of hard hitters at the top of the order is one of the biggest strengths for Delhi. If Royal Challengers Bangalore don’t break the opening combination early, they can take the game away swiftly from Bangalore.

RCB not only need to break the opening partnership early but need to get both openers back in the pavilion rather quickly as it will certainly increase their odds of winning.

R Pant vs. G Maxwell

The two biggest hitters in this game are DC captain R Pant and Glenn Maxwell. Pant showed in the last game that he is not shy in promoting himself up the order and giving himself a chance to impose himself on the outcome of the game.

Pant had a decent hit in the last game against KKR when he came in at 3 and made 27 at a strike rate of 192.

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With V Kohli still struggling with his batting form, Maxwell is under pressure to deliver. He scored 26 at a strike rate of 236 against CSK in their last game. R Pant and G Maxwell have the ability to decide the outcome of this game with their hard-hitting.

Which Side Has The Better Bowlers?

One of the key factors that will decide this game is which side has the better bowling attack. We are going to give Delhi Capitals the edge in this department as in the pace department they have the skill of M Rahman, the movement of K Ahmed, and S Thakur who can send down a heavy ball. They have a quality spin attack with K Yadav and A Patel.

RCB’s bowling attack can blow hot and cold as M Siraj is proving to be very expensive and their spin department depends heavily on WH de Silva.

We are going to give DC a slight edge over RCB in this game based on the fact that they do have the superior bowling attack. We expect this to be a close game but are going to put our money on DC to win.

DC vs RCB Betting Tips

Here are the betting tips for DC vs RCB match:

DC vs RCB Top Batsman

The three players that can make the most runs for DC are their openers P Shaw (3.75), D Warner (3.75), and their captain R Pant (4). The three players to watch out for RCB are Faf du Plessis (3.75), G Maxwell (4.33), and A Rawat (4.5).

DC vs RCB Top Bowler

The bowlers most likely to finish with a bag of wickets for DC are K Yadav (3.75), M Rahman (4), and S Thakur (4). The three most dangerous bowlers for RCB are J Hazelwood (3.6), H Patel (3.6), and WH de Silva (3.6).

DC vs RCB Player of the Match

This is a hard one to pick as both sides are filled with match winners. The Delhi Capitals players to watch out for are P Shaw (8.5), D Warner (8.5), and S Thakur (9) while the three RCB players that can turn this game on its head include G Maxwell (8.5), Faf du Plessis (8.5) and WH de Silva (8).

DC vs RCB Projected Playing XI

We don’t expect DC or RCB to make any significant changes to their side as they appear to have found the right balance during their last couple of games. Unless someone gets injured, we expect the playing XI to feature.

Delhi Capitals: P Shaw, D Warner, R Pant, L Yadav, R Powell, A Patel, S Thakur, S Khan, K Yadav, M Rahman, K Ahmed

Royals Challengers Bangalore:  Faf du Plessis (C), A Rawat, V Kohli, G Maxwell, D Karthik, D Willey, S Ahmed, WH de Silva, H Patel, A Deep, M Siraj.

DC vs RCB Head To Head Record

These two sides have clashed 26 times so far in IPL history and RCB have the superior record. RCB have registered 15 wins while DC have won just 10 times, with 1 game ending in a no-result. We must point out that the last time these two sides played was in 2021 and RCB won that game.

However, DC won both games against RCB in IPL 2021 and they also won both games in IPL 2020. The head-to-head comparison can sometimes make it easier for IPL betting enthusiasts but in this case, it only makes it harder to pick which side is going to win.

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