RCB vs CSK, IPL 2023 Match 22 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings kick off the new week of IPL action on Monday evening. RCB are favourites with odds of 4/5 (1.80) to win with CSK at 1/1 (2.00) to leave Bengaluru with the two points.

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

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Match 24
  • April 17, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  •  M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

Off-spinners have the strongest record of all bowlers at this venue and it will be interesting to see how Moeen Ali gets on after a strong start to the tournament with the ball. Any score of over 185 will be tough to chase down in the second innings.

Once again, warm weather and no evening due are forecast in Bengaluru for this match. The temperature is expected to drop from the low 30s to the mid-high 20s during the game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings – Match Predictions

This has all the makings of a very close contest on Monday evening and we expect the world-class players on both sides to hold the key. With the form of RCB’s top three batters – Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell – we are backing them to get the win in front of their home fans.

Probable 6s

There is a real buzz around the batting order at RCB and all of their top five batters hit at least one six in Saturday’s win over Delhi Capitals. Although we expect the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja to also clear the ropes, we are backing RCB to hit the most sixes in the match.

Our prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit most sixes in the match at 8/11 (1.73).

Probable Wickets

With five wickets from his last two games at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Mohammad Siraj is in fine form. His confidence is sky-high and he is our tip for Mumbai Indians’ top wicket taker on Monday.

Our prediction: Mohammad Siraj to be Royal Challengers Bangalore’s highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

As the leading run scorer in IPL history, it should be no surprise to any cricket fan to see how well Virat Kohli is performing for RCB this year. His 50 against Delhi Capitals, which saw him awarded the Man of the Match Award, means he has hit a half-century in 75% of his innings in this campaign. The swagger is back and so are the boundaries with 19x fours and 10x sixes already. We have picked Kohli out to be the top player in this game as well.

Our prediction: Virat Kohli to be the Man of the Match at 6/1 (7.00).

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

With CSK winning the IPL title on four occasions and RCB still looking for their first triumph it is perhaps no surprise to see that CSK lead the head to head 20-10. However, it was RCB who came out on top the last time the sides met.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

As predicted, Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was thrust straight into the RCB line-up at the first possible opportunity after arriving from the tour in New Zealand. The team looked settled in the last game and no changes are anticipated ahead of this clash.

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

Chennai Super Kings

England Test captain Ben Stokes is not far from returning to full fitness but it will be very hard for him to return to the team as a batter only due to the form of experienced India international Ajinkya Rahane. No changes are expected for CSK from their game against Rajasthan Royals.

Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Tushar Despande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings

Both are big name teams with some of the biggest name players in the cricketing world. You will not want to miss any of this game and you can watch it via the Sky Sports Cricket Channel or on the Sky Go App.

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

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