RCB vs DC, IPL 2023 Match 20 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Royal Challengers Bangalore take on Delhi Capitals in the afternoon IPL fixture (local time) on Saturday. The hosts, RCB, are favourites with odds of 4/6 (1.67) to win. Delhi Capitals, still searching for their first points of this campaign are 6/5 (2.20) to break their duck!

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

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals, Match 20
  • April 15, 2023 – 11:00 GMT
  •  M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Benglauru

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

This pitch is one for the batters to make the most of and we expect a par score of over 200. Any kind of bowler will have their work cut out and probably can’t wait to complete their four overs!

There will be some cloud cover throughout this game but it won’t bring the temperature down too much. The forecast is for 30+ degrees from the first ball to the last in this match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals – Match Predictions

It has not been a great start to the 2023 IPL for either side. Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost by 81 runs and one wicket in their last two games after beating Mumbai Indians in their opener. Whereas Delhi Capitals have played four and lost four! We are predicting more misery for Delhi Capitals and a welcome win for Royal Challengers Bangalore

Probable 6s

With a top three of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell, spectators are well advised to bring some kind of head protection ahead of this match! Kohli has certainly upped the ante in this year’s tournament and is only one six away from matching his total from the entire 2022 IPL. Skipper Faf du Plessis has hit 122 sixes in his IPL career with 13 coming this year and he never wastes his time at the crease. And finally, Glenn Maxwell, the man with an IPL strike-rate of 194.7 this season. That’s why we are backing RCB to clear the ropes the most in this game.

Our prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to hit most sixes in the match at 4/7 (1.57).

Probable Wickets

With New Zealand hosting Sri Lanka at the end of last month and the start of this month, it was a late arrival at the 2023 IPL for Wanindu Hasaranga. However, we expect him to quickly make up for lost time! Last year he took 26 wickets from 16 matches – a strike-rate of 13.15 with his wickets costing only 16.54 runs a time. He is a brilliant spinner with excellent variety and he is our tip for RCB’s top wicket taker in this match.

Our prediction: Wanindu Hasaranga to be Royal Challengers Bangalore’s highest wicket-taker at 5/2 (3.50).

Man of the Match

It was an IPL to forget for Virat Kohli last year but he found form again during the 2022 T20 World Cup and has been pretty much unstoppable across all formats ever since. He is averaging 82.00 in the 2023 IPL and we expect him to be the top player in this game.

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals Preview

RCB have won 16 of the last 21 clashes with Delhi Capitals and are looking to register their fourth successive victory against them in this match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

It is not very often that a team posts 212-2 in the IPL and still ends up on the losing side! RCB are a team oozing with talent, class and ability across the side. Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is available and we expect him to come into the team at the expense of David Willey.

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

Delhi Capitals

The approach of David Warner playing in a more conservative style has worked from a number of runs perspective but his low strike-rate has not yielded any wins for his team. The Capitals are not far off getting a victory and we expect to see them line-up with the same XI in this match.

Predicted XI: David Warner, Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Yash Dhull, Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Axar Patel, Abishek Porel (wk), Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Mustafizur Rahman

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals

So many matches in the 2023 IPL have been unmissable and we expect this one to be the same! Follow every ball via the Sky Go App or watch every delivery courtesy of the Sky Sports Channel.

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