PBKS vs RCB, IPL 2023 Match 27 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

The match no. 27 of IPL 2023 will witness Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) going head to head at PCA Stadium in Mohali. The match is scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 20. RCB head into the match as slight favourites with 5/6 (1.83) odds whereas PBKS have greater odds of winning at 1/1 (2.00).

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

  • Punjab Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (PBKS vs RCB), Match 27
  • April 20, 2023 – 10 AM GMT
  • Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The PCA Stadium in Mohali is one of the highest scoring venues in the IPL. The average first innings score from 16 IPL matches played here since 2017 reads 170. So expect a lot of runs in play in this game.

The weather in Mohali is expected to be mostly cloudy on Thursday afternoon with 76% cloud cover. There’s a 25% chance of precipitation while the temperature hovers around 30°C.

PBKS vs RCB – Match Predictions

Punjab Kings have won four out of the previous five clashes between these two sides. However, RCB have a stronger side on paper, especially their top order has been in ridiculous form. PBKS, on the other hand, are battling with injuries as well.

Probable 6s

Royal Challengers Bangalore boast of a batting line-up comprising Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik. PBKS have a vulnerable unit and depend on Shikhar Dhawan. RCB have struck 56 sixes in six games while Punjab Kings have hit 32 in the same number of games.

Our prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit most sixes in the match at 9/10 (1.90).

Probable Wickets

Mohammed Siraj has been magnificent for the Bangalore franchise in IPL 2023, picking eight wickets at an economy of just 7. Back him to be RCB’ top wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00). Rahul Chahar has picked only two wickets in the season so far but could play a role in this game. Chahar is a good bet to be the top bowler for PBKS at 4/1 (5.00).

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

Man of the Match

Virat Kohli has batted with good intent and has scored 220 runs from five innings at 148 strike rate with three fifties. Back Kohli to be the player of the match at 7/1 (8.00). Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj and Shikhar Dhawan are some of the other top betting options.

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

PBKS vs RCB Preview

PBKS have six points to their credit from five games while RCB are on four points. Let’s take a look at two teams as they look to get a move on in IPL 2023.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings have claimed three out of five matches and are coming off a two-wicket win over Lucknow Super Giants. Sikandar Raza was the star for them, scoring 57 off 41.

Punjab haven’t had Liam Livingstone feature in a game yet while Shikhar Dhawan and Bhanuka Rajapaksa also missed the previous game due to injury. If fit, all three should return.

Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Prabhsimran Singh, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Sam Curran, Shahrukh Khan, Rahul Chahar, Harpreet Brar, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB have lost three out of five games with the most recent one coming at the hands of Chennai Super Kings by eight runs. Glenn Maxwell scored a stunning 76 off 36 while chasing 227 but they lost wickets regularly in the end.

Wanindu Hasaranga hasn’t looked in good touch while Wayne Parnell has been effective in patches. With Josh Hazlewood still not available, Siraj will hold the key for them.

Predicted XI: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Wayne Parnell, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj

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

PBKS vs RCB prediction

The UK fans can watch the IPL 2023 broadcast live on Sky Sports Cricket. You can avail online streaming on the DAZN application.

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


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