DC vs RCB, IPL 2023 Match 50 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Royal Challengers Bangalore travel to Delhi to take on the Capitals on Saturday evening local time with both teams still believing they can advance in the tournament. Royal Challengers Bangalore are favourites at 8/11 (1.73) with Delhi Capitals 11/10 (2.10) to get the win.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 50
  • May 6, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Runs will be on offer on this pitch and we would not be surprised to see at least one, or maybe two, totals of 200+ in this game. The ball will travel with pace over the pitch and through the outfield.

The forecast is for warm conditions from start to finish in Delhi with the temperature touching the high 20s early in the game. Rain is not expected to interrupt the match.

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Predictions

Interestingly, both teams have an identical record over their last five matches (WLWWL) so Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are both targeting their fourth win from their last five. Bangalore looked particularly focused in their last win and we are backing them to get the victory on this trip to Delhi.

Probable 6s

Royal Challengers Bangalore have the top two six hitters in the tournament in their top three – Faf du Plessis (28) and Glenn Maxwell (23) – whereas Delhi Capitals have Axar Patel as their top six-hitter with only 12 and down in 23rd place. The change in approach from David Warner remains remarkable. The Australian skipper of Delhi Capitals has hit one maximum from nine innings – for context, in 2017 he hit 26 sixes from 14 games.

Our prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit most sixes in the match at 8/13 (1.62).

Probable Wickets

Mohammed Siraj has been one of the most impressive bowlers in the tournament and has led Bangalore’s bowling attack up to this point. However, Josh Hazlewood is a brilliant bowler who finds an awkward length and gets movement through the air and off the pitch. We are backing him to be the best bowler on his side in this game.

Our prediction: Josh Hazlewood to be Royal Challengers Bangalore’s highest wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).

Man of the Match

One of the leading social media clips of the last week was the fracas that never was between Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir. However, we think the Delhi Capitals bowlers will not thank Gambhir for getting Kohli even more fired up this season. He has re-found his form over the last eight months and if he now plays with tunnel vision then he could well be very destructive. He is our tip for the Man of the Match Award.

Our prediction: Virat Kohli to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore lead the head to head 19-10 against Delhi Capitals and are targeting their fifth successive victory over the Capitals in this match. You have to go back to November 2020 to find the last time that Delhi Capitals beat the Royal Challengers.

Delhi Capitals

It is fair to say that Delhi Capitals were not expected to beat Gujarat Titans, particularly when they were restricted to 130-8 in their innings. However, that type of result can generate excellent team spirit and we anticipate all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will return to the team after missing out last time through illness.

Predicted XI: David Warner (c), Phil Salt (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan, Manish Pandey, Aman Hakim Khan, Axar Patel, Ripal Patel, Anrich Nortje, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishant Sharma

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Josh Hazlewood came into the side for the first time during the win over Lucknow Super Giants and has immediately made their bowling attack, already strong, one of the best in the tournament. We expect an unchanged team to be picked.

Predicted XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Anuj Rawat, Suyash Prabhudessai, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

A double-header of games is always what fans of the IPL want to see and you can watch the action in this game on Sky Sports Cricket as well as via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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