Delhi Capitals (DC) have blown hot and cold this 2022 IPL betting season and know that they will not make the 2022 IPL playoffs. The Capitals currently have 10 points from 11 games, having won 5 and lost 6. They hold the number 5 spot on the IPL points table as they have a superior net run rate than the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Punjab Kings (PK) who are also tied on 10 points.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) had a good start to the 2022 IPL season but they lost a few games and the top spot on the IPL betting table. RR is now on 14 points and currently sits in third place on the IPL points table. RR have played 11 games, won 7 and lost 4, and are a few wins away from booking themselves a spot in the IPL playoffs.

RR and DC will play each other for the second time this season on 11 May at the DY Patil stadium. The first time these two teams played this season, it turned out to be a high-scoring affair as both teams ended up getting over 200 runs. The Royals ended up winning that game by 15 runs and will be very confident going into this game.

DC will be disappointed with their performance during their last outing against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which turned out to be a very one-sided affair. DC will need to put that loss behind them and play for pride against RR.

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RR vs DC Odds

Given the way DC have played in recent games, they are going in as the underdogs for this match with odds of 2.1 while RR are the favorite with odds of 1.73 on Bet365.

Our experts agree with these odds as we think DC are short on confidence after a very poor performance against CSK while RR are coming off a good performance against the Punjab Kings.

RR vs DC Match Prediction

Based on the performance of both teams during the 2022 IPL and the strength of each squad on paper, we give RR the edge. However, we do think that DC can definitely push RR in this game if they get some things right.

Rajasthan Royals look a lot more dominant this IPL season and given the slump in form of the Delhi Capitals, we are going to put our money on the Royals to win this game as well and do it a lot more convincingly.

We take a look at the key factors that we think will play a big role in the outcome of this game.

DC’s Team Selection

DC depends heavily on the opening combination of P Shaw and D Warner to get the big runs at the top of the order. They did not have the services of P Shaw in the game against CSK as Shaw missed the game due to a fever that was not COVID-19 related.

Will Shaw be fit enough to play against the Royals? Delhi Capitals also needs to make a few changes to their squad and experiment with their batting and bowling depth. We think they should bring in Tim Seifert and L Ngidi to strengthen their batting and bowling against RR.

S Hetmyer’s Absence

The Royals have also done well because of their opening combination of J Butler and Y Jaiswal but when the openers have failed, they have found a match-winner in S Hetmyer. The Royals are going to miss Hetmyer for a few games as the West Indian has decided to fly home to be present for the birth of his child.

Hetmyer has promised to return quickly but he will miss the game against DC and it should weaken their batting and make it a bit easier for DC this time around.

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DC’s Batting Order

RR has experimented with their batting order and it has worked for them. DC on the other hand need to be willing to change up their batting combinations and not be too rigid. If P Shaw is not fit to play against RR, we think Tim Seifert should be selected and promoted to open with Warner.

R Pant should take on more responsibility as the captain and bat at 3 while Marsh at 4, R Powell at 5, and S Thakur at 6. This batting combination gives DC their best chance of winning.

RR vs DC Betting Tips

The most popular bet is going to be the outright winner in this game. However, some of the other interesting side IPL betting tips you should watch out for include:

RR vs DC Top Batsman

The last game between these two sides was a high-scoring game and we expect the batters to once again pile on the runs. The three top batters for RR are going to be J Butler (3.1), S Samson (5), and Y Jaiswal (4) while DC will need big runs from D Warner (3.4), R Pant (5), and M Marsh (4.75).  We are going with Sanju Samson to be the top batsman.

RR vs DC Top Bowler

This could be a tough game for the bowlers as you have some of the top T20 batters on both sides. The three bowlers for RR that can pick up wickets and make it difficult for the DC batters to score are T Boult (3.25), Y Chahal (3.25), and R Ashwin (5).

DC don’t have a strong bowling attack and they will need all of their bowlers to perform. You should watch out for L Ngidi (6), A Patel (6), and K Ahmed (5.5).  We are going with Y Chahal to be the top bowler.

RR vs DC Player of the Match

We think this game will be decided by an outstanding performance from at least two players from each side. Since we expect this to be a high-scoring affair, you should consider backing a batter to win the player of the match rather than a bowler.

The three key players for RR in this game are going to be J Butler (6), S Samson (9), and T Boult (11) while the three key players for DC will be D Warner (8), R Pant (9) and S Thakur (13).

If you are taking part in online cricket betting, we are going with Yuzvendra Chahal.

RR vs DC Projected Playing XI

We expect both teams to go in with a playing XI similar to the squad we have listed below.

Rajasthan Royals: Y Jaiswal, J Butler, S Samson (C), D Padikkal, Rassie van der Dussen, R Parag, R Ashwin, DJ Mitchell, P Krishna, T Boult and Y Chahal.

Delhi Capitals: Tim Seifert, D Warner, R Pant, M Marsh, R Powell, S Thakur, A Patel, S Khan, K Yadav, L Ngidi, K Ahmed.

RR vs DC Head To Head

These two teams have played each other 25 times in IPL history and the record is pretty even. The Capitals have won 12 games and the Royals have won 13. The last time these two clashed was on April 22, 2022, and the Royals beat the Capitals by 15 runs.

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