Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) have played good cricket during the 2022 IPL season and both teams are in with a strong chance to make the playoffs.

These two sides have already clashed once during the 2022 IPL on April 05 and RCB got the better of the Royals and ended up winning that game by 4 wickets. The Royals will be keen to get that win back as they know that RCB is looking to break into the top four and make it to the playoffs.

RR currently sit in 3rd place on the IPL points table with 10 points and RCB also have 10 points but are in 5th place due to a lower net run rate. The one big difference between the two teams as of now is that RR has played only seven games, won five, and lost two of them, while RCB have played eight games, won five, and lost three.

If RR can get a win in this game, it will push them closer to locking in a place for the 2022 IPL playoffs. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Rajasthan Royals is set to take place on April 26 in Pune.

RCB vs RR Odds: Both sides Equal Favorites

The last game between these two sides went down to the final over and betting experts expect this game to play out in a similar manner. This is why Bet365 has currently given both teams the same odds of 1.91 to win this game.

Our experts also agree that this could very well be another match that is decided in the final over. However, the Royals have some momentum going their way as they are coming off two wins while RCB are coming off a loss.

We are going to give the Royals a slight edge in this game as RCB had a terrible performance in their last game against Sunrisers Hyderabad and were bowled out for just 68.

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RCB vs RR Match Prediction

When you get dismissed for 68, it can be very difficult for a team to bounce back. Will RCB be able to put that loss down to a one-off game and come back strong against the Royals or will the Royals be able to capitalize by taking early wickets and putting RCB under pressure again?

We are going to put our money on RR to win this game as we believe they have the momentum going into this game and have a number of batters who are in form. RCB are depending too heavily on their captain and finisher D Karthik. We expect Rajasthan Royals to win this game and push closer to securing a place in the IPL 2022 playoffs.

We believe these two factors will play a big role in the outcome of this game.

Rajasthan Royals’ Opening Partnership

The Royals have done extremely well during IPL 2022 because they have had some great opening partnerships. J Buttler has been in phenomenal form for the Royals and is coming off a player of the match performance against the Delhi Chargers. Buttler scored 116 of 65 balls while his opening partner D Padikkal scored 54 from 35 balls.

If RCB are going to control this game, they need to get rid of both openers very quickly.

Royals Challengers Bangalore: Kohli And Maxwell

RCB are depending too heavily on Faf du Plessis and D Karthik. The likes of Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell need to step up and score some big runs in the middle-order. Kohli’s form has once again come under scrutiny as the former RCB captain has struggled throughout the 2022 IPL. If it was any other domestic player, RCB would have definitely dropped him.

Maxwell has played a couple of good knocks but he needs to put in a big performance against the Royals on April 26.

Bet365 IPL Betting Tips For RCB vs RR T20

Here are the IPL betting markets to watch out for:

RCB vs RR Betting Tip fOR Top Batsman

The Royals have been one of the top contenders to win the 2022 IPL because they have put in some great batting performances. Their top batters for this game are J Buttler (2.75), D Padikkal (4), and captain S Samson (4.5).

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The top three batters you need to watch out for team RCB are captain Faf du Plessis (3.5), D Karthik (9) and G Maxwell (4.33). We are deliberately leaving out V Kohli from the top 3 batters because his form has been so poor for the last couple of years. However, if you want to take a risky bet, you can bet on Kohli (4.3).

RCB vs RR Betting Tip fOR Top Bowler

While the Royals have done well because of their batting during the 2022 IPL, their bowling has also improved immensely due to the addition of T Boult (3.6) and Y Chahal (3.25). R Ashwin (6) has also done a good job for the Royals and could play a big role in this game.

RCB need their bowlers to once again step up during this game and dismiss the Royals quickly. The three bowlers that have the potential to do that are J Hazelwood (3.6) H Patel (3.6) and W Hasaranga (3.6).

RCB vs RR Betting Tip fOR Player of the Match

We are going to pick two players from each side that we think have the ability to win this game on their own. We are going to back J Buttler (6.5) as he has been in such splendid form and also Y Chahal (10) who is finding his confidence again under the leadership of S Samson.

RCB have depended way too heavily on their captain Faf du Plessis (8.5) and will once again need him to fire at the top of the order. The bowler that can win the game for RCB is J Hazelwood (13).

RCB vs RR Projected Playing XI

We don’t expect both sides to make any significant changes to their playing XI. The likely playing XI for this game will be:

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

Rajasthan Royals: J Butler, D Padikkal, S Samson (C), S Hetmyer, R Parag, K Nair, Obed McCoy, R Ashwin, T Boult, Y Chahal, P Krishna.

RCB vs RR Head To Head Record

RCB and RR have played each other 26 times so far and RCB are ahead. RCB have won 13 games, RR 10 games and 3 games have ended with a no result. The last game was during the 2022 IPL and RCB ended up winning that game by 4 wickets.

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