Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is set to take on the Gujarat Titans (GT) in the 67th match of the 2022 IPL season. The game will take place on May 19 at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

GT sit comfortably at the top of the IPL points table with 20 points. GT have been the most dominating team in the 2022 IPL season, with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses. GT have already qualified for the 2022 IPL playoffs but will still want to do well against RCB as they would like to hold on to the number one spot on the IPL points table and give themselves the best opportunity of making it through the playoffs.

RCB come into this game with a lot of pressure on them as they currently sit in 5th place on the IPL points table along with Delhi Capitals (DC) who are tied on 14 points. DC are in 4th place ahead of RCB due to a superior net run rate. RCB have played 13 games, won 7, and lost 6. They need to win against GT in order to break into the top 4 teams and push closer to making the 2022 IPL playoffs.

GT are currently on a roll having won their last two games while RCB have lost their last game and currently have 2 wins from their last 5 games. If RCB fails in this game, they might just struggle to make the playoffs which will be a big disappointment to the fans in Bangalore.

We take a look at the RCB vs GT betting odds for these two teams and give you a peek into what our experts believe will be the deciding factors in this game.

RCB vs GT Betting Sites

RCB vs GT Odds

If you look at current momentum, GT definitely have the edge of RCB and should be the betting favorites on paper. However, Bet365 has given both teams even odds for this game which stand at 1.91.

Our experts feel that these are fair odds as both teams are pretty evenly matched on paper. GT might also rest a few of their players and experiment with their bench strength in this game since they know that they have already qualified for the IPL playoffs. If they do end up doing this, it could increase the odds of an RCB win.

RCB vs GT Prediction

RCB had a poor outing in their last game against Punjab Kings (PBKS) as their batters and bowlers flopped together. We don’t expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to make any changes to their playing XI as they will back their players to deliver against GT.

GT will use the next couple of games to test their bench strength and also to give some of their batters an opportunity to play freely and find form. We expect the second encounter between RCB and GT to also be a tense affair that RCB will once again end up winning.

The key factors for both sides are going to be:

RCB Openers

RCB have done well when their captain Faf du Plessis has made big runs at the top of the order. Faf has been under a lot of pressure in recent games as his opening partner V Kohli has continued to struggle throughout the 2022 IPL. Kohli found his straps in the last game and made 20 out of 14 balls. He got out just as he was beginning to get set.

RCB need to Kohli to start firing to get them into the playoffs and into the 2022 IPL Championship final. When runs start flowing from Kohli’s bat, the pressure eases on Faf du Plessis who can then bat through the innings. If GT can get both the openers cheaply, they will increase their odds of winning greatly.

GT Overseas Players

GT are not getting big contributions from their overseas batters with M Wade and D Miller not being very consistent. Gujarat Titans are getting big contributions from their overseas bowlers with R Khan being a star performer and A Joseph shining with the ball.

If RCB are going to neutralize GT, they are going to have to take on R Khan and A Joseph and not allow them to settle and bowl lengths. They also need to make sure that M Wade and D Miller struggle to find runs against their bowlers.

RCB vs GT Betting Tips

The most appealing bet in this game will be on the outright result. However, if you are interested in some side bets, then consider wagering on the following on the IPL betting sites.

RCB vs GT Top Batsman

We expect this to be a high-scoring game as both sides have a number of big hitters. The top batters for RCB are going to be Faf du Plessis (3.5), G Maxwell (4.75), and D Karthik (11) while the three heavy hitters for GT are going to be S Gill (3.75), R Tewatia (10) and H Pandya (5).

RCB vs GT Top Bowler

This could turn out to be a rough game for the bowlers as we expect both teams to get big scores. The three bowlers that RCB will depend on are J Hazelwood (4.5), WH de Silva (3), and H Patel (4.5). GT are going to rely on the experience of M Shami (3.6), the skill of R Khan (3.6), and the accuracy of A Joseph (4.75).

RCB vs GT Player of the Match

This could be one of those games where one player puts in a match-winning performance and takes the game away from the opposition. The three likely players to win the game for RCB are Faf du Plessis (8.5), G Maxwell (8.5), and WH de Silva (8.5) while the top three players to win the game for GT are H Pandya (9.5), R Khan (11) and R Tewatia (17).

RCB vs GT Projected Playing XI

We think GT might experiment with a few young players for this game but RCB will look to play at full strength. The potential playing XI could be:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (C), V Kohli, R Patidar, G Maxwell, D Karthik, S Ahmed, M Lomror, WH de Silva, H Patel, M Siraj, J Hazelwood.

Gujarat Titans: W Saha, S Gill, M Wade, H Pandya (C), D Miller, R Tewatia, R Khan, A Joseph,  R Kishore, Y Dayal, M Shami.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Gujarat Titans Head To Head

RCB and GT have played each other just once in IPL history. They faced each other on April 30, 2022, and it turned out to be a cracker of a game that went down to the wire. GT ended up getting the better of RCB and won by 6 wickets.

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