Bookmakers like Bet365 did not give the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) much of a chance to win the 2021 IPL Championship. After their disastrous 2020 IPL campaign in the UAE where they failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time in IPL history, bookmakers did not rank CSK in the top three teams to win the IPL.
However, the three times IPL Champions have played very well so far in the IPL and currently sit in second place on the IPL points table. The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who usually have a slow start in the IPL have done tremendously well for themselves winning four out of four games to sit comfortably at the top of the points table.
Bookmakers have RCB as the favorites to win on Sunday night with odds of 1.72 while CSK are the underdogs with odds of 2.10. If you are looking to bet on the CSK vs. RCB game, you can do so at any of the betting sites below.
Whenever MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli play against each other, there is always that mutual respect but also that deep drive to win. Fans will also be tuned in because the two highest ranked teams in the IPL get to battle it out and create fireworks. Our experts breakdown this game and share their predictions as to which team will win.
RCB – Keys To Victory
Virat Kohli must be feeling pretty pleased with his team and how they have performed. He knows that this is the best opportunity that RCB has to win their first IPL championship. RCB had a dominant win over Rajasthan Royals in their last outing when they won by 10 wickets.
RCB know that the game against CSK will be a lot more challenging but they know that they have both the batting and bowling skills to beat CSK. RCB’s batting has been their biggest strengthen this season with all of their top players firing.
D Padikkal hit an unbeaten century in the last game, Kohli has been making runs, Glenn Maxwell has made a huge difference with the bat and AB Devilliers is looking to impress in the IPL so that he can push for a place in the T20 World Cup with South Africa.
Their bowling looks good with M Siraj leading the way and the likes of K Jamieson and K Richardson completing the pace attack. CSK will look to attack the spinners and take Y Chahal and W Sundar apart. This could be the biggest weakness for RCB against CSK.
CSK – Keys To Victory
CSK has done well in the IPL but has not been as dominant as RCB. This is because CSK’s batting hasn’t clicked as a unit but individuals have put their hands up and put in match winnings performances to get CSK to second place in the points table.
CSK know that their batting will be tested against a good pace attack from RCB. The key is for them to not lose early wickets and still score at a good rate. CSK’s bowling attack has looked good with D Chahar leading the way. If he fires against RCB and gets support from S Curran and L Ngidi, CSK will have a great chance at handing RCB their first loss in IPL 2021.
We believe that the two teams that have the best chance to beat RCB are CSK and the Mumbai Indians. However, we believe that RCB will get to 5-0 on Sunday night as they will expose the weak links in CSK’s batting and win.
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