LSG vs RCB, IPL 2023 Match 43 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

The match no. 43 of the IPL 2023 brings you a battle between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The contest will take place at the home of LSG – Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday, May 1st. According to the bookmakers, RCB are slight favourites heading into this game at 4/5 (1.80). The hosts LSG have bigger odds of 9/10 (1.90) to win the match.

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

  • Lucknow Super Giants vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (LSG vs RCB), Match 43
  • May 1, 2023 – 2 PM GMT
  • Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Latest IPL 2023 scores & standings

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Ekana Cricket Stadium is known for producing pitches that favour bowlers. Fast bowlers and spinners enjoy success at the venue. Four games have been hosted here this season, with the average first innings score of 152.

The weather forecast suggests there could be thunderstorms in some parts of Lucknow on Monday afternoon. But the chance of precipitation drops to 19% for the evening so the match could get full 40 overs.

LSG vs RCB – Match Predictions

The Super Giants have defeated RCB earlier this season away from home. At home, they have a good advantage. LSG have batters in good form. Royal Challengers Bangalore struggle against spin and they will have a challenge of Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya and Amit Mishra.

Probable 6s

Both the teams have some in-form batters in their ranks. LSG boasts of KL Rahul, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis and Krunal Pandya. RCB, on the other hand, rely heavily on their top three of Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell.

Our prediction: Lucknow Super Giants to hit most sixes in the match at 19/20 (1.95).

Probable Wickets

Krunal Pandya has done pretty well in the ongoing season, picking six wickets in six innings at an economy of 7.50. Back Krunal to be LSG’s top wicket-taker at 11/2 (6.50). Wanindu Hasaranga snared 2 for 24 in the previous outing. Back him to be the top bowler for RCB at 10/3 (4.33).

Our prediction: Ravi Bishnoi to be Lucknow Super Giants’ highest wicket-taker at 11/2 (6.50).

Man of the Match

Marcus Stoinis has been in terrific form with the bat, scoring 216 runs at 31 average and 155 strike rate. He has bowled in the last three games and has bagged five wickets. Back Stoinis to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00). Among others, Kyle Mayers, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell are good betting options.

Our prediction: Marcus Stoinis to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00).

LSG vs RCB Preview

The fight for the playoffs has become intense and every game is crucial for both LSG and RCB. Let’s take a look at both sides ahead of their clash on Monday.

Lucknow Super Giants

The Super Giants are placed second on the table with 10 points and a terrific net run-rate of 0.841. They have won five out of eight games and are coming off a 56-run thrashing of Punjab Kings, where they posted 257.

Quinton de Kock remains on the bench as Kyle Mayers continues to make an impact up top. Ayush Badoni and Deepak Hooda have switched places in the batting order.


Predicted XI: KL Rahul (c), Kyle Mayers, Ayush Badoni, Marcus Stoinis, Krunal Pandya, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Yash Thakur

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB are sixth on the table with eight points to their credit. They have won four and lost four games, with the net run-rate reading -0.139. They suffered a 21-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the last game.

If Josh Hazlewood is match fit, he should be back for this game. RCB might want to add an extra spinner Karn Sharma for this fixture, considering the pitch.

Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Suyash Prabhudessai, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj

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

LSG vs RCB prediction

The UK fans can witness the IPL 2023 on Sky Sports Cricket. You can access the DAZN application for online streaming.

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