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RCB vs CSK Predictions – IPL 2024 – 18/05/2024

Cricket / Indian Premier League
18/05/2024 – 19:30 IST
Bangalore
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19:30 IST
18/05/2024
Chennai
Last update: 23/06/2024 18:20

Everything to play for as RCB and CSK battle it out for the final play-off spot 

Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings will lock horns in the match no. 68 of the IPL 2024 on Saturday, May 18th. The two teams will be hoping to book their spot in the playoffs when they meet at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, with the match scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM IST. 

Here is our analysis for this clash on Saturday evening. 

RCB vs CSK: Prediction [IPL 2024] – Best Bets

Check out some of the best bets for this RCB vs CSK match.

Virat Kohli to be the top RCB batter – 10cric @ 2.55, BET HERE

Virat Kohli is at the top of the run-scoring chart in the ongoing IPL, with 661 runs at an average of 66 and strike rate of 155. He has registered one century and five half centuries in the season.

CSK to win – Parimatch @ 1.99, BET HERE

Chennai Super Kings hold the upper hand in the head-to-head record and they have the resources to beat an in-form RCB side. Their spinners will play a key role in this fixture. 

Ravindra Jadeja performance points over 25.5 – 1xBet @ 1.83, BET HERE

The left-arm orthodox spin all-rounder could have an important role to play in this game. He has scored 225 runs in the season while picking 8 wickets with the ball. 

Venue and Pitch Analysis

M Chinnaswamy Stadium is famously known for its flat pitches and short boundaries, which make bowlers’ job extremely difficult. This IPL season, the average first innings score at this ground stands at 183 after five games.

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Head-to-Head Record RCB vs CSK

Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Chennai Super Kings have faced each other 33 times. CSK dominate the scoreline with 22 wins whereas RCB have won only 10 games. CSK lead the last five encounters by 4-1.

RCB

Royal Challengers Bengaluru need to win this game by 18 runs or in 18.1 overs to make it into the playoffs. In their most recent fixture, they hammered Delhi Capitals by 47 runs. Rajat Patidar smashed 52 in 32 deliveries while Will Jacks and Cameron Green made good contributions. Defending 187, Yash Dayal picked 3 for 20 in 3.1 overs whereas Lockie Ferguson bagged 2 for 23. 

CSK

Chennai Super Kings have 14 points from 13 games with a good net run-rate. All they have to qualify is win this game or stop RCB from surpassing their net run-rate. They are coming off a five-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals, where Simarjeet Singh starred with 3 for 26 in four overs to restrict the opponents to 141. Ruturaj Gaikwad then scored an unbeaten 42 in 41 to steer his side over the line. 

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  • Sky Sports / SkyGo app – UK
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  • Sky Sports NZ – New Zealand
  • Willow – USA

Toss Prediction 

M Chinnaswamy Stadium is a venue where teams prefer chasing as the pitches stay the same throughout the game and short boundaries further aid batters. Expect the team winning the toss to field first.

RCB vs CSK – Key Points

Take a look at the weather forecast, key matchup and favourites to get a better picture of the match. 

Weather conditions

The weather forecast does not look for this game as there is a possibility of thunderstorms in Bengaluru on Saturday evening. There is around a 47% chance of precipitation with the temperature hovering between 20 to 25 degree Celsius in the evening. 

Favourites to win the match – RCB 

The betting market believes Royal Challengers Bengaluru are favourites heading into this game. RCB are playing at home and have won five games on the trot. 

Key matchup

Virat Kohli has faced 138 deliveries against Ravindra Jadeja, scoring 144 runs while getting dismissed thrice.