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IPL 2020 Match 25 – Chennai Super Kings Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The 25th match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is between the Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Both these teams have lost their previous match in very disappointing fashion. They are both out of the top 4 currently, and would be desperately looking for 2 vital points to have any chance of qualifying for the play-offs. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by Bet365 India.

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • CSK to win the match @1.90
  • RCB to hit the most sixes @1.90
  • CSK to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Chahal to be RCB’s top wicket-taker @3.00
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History

RCB are one of only 3 teams that have never won the IPL, while Chennai have reached a record 8 finals and won the trophy 3 different times, to become the second-most successful team in the IPL These two teams have faced each other 24 times in the IPL, with CSK winning 15 of those, and RCB winning only 8, with one match being abandoned. CSK have also won 6 of the last 7 encounters between these two.

Team News

CSK started the IPL in great fashion, by beating the favourites Mumbai Indians, however they have struggled massively ever since. Missing key players, they lost back to back matches against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals, and were near the bottom of the league table. However a comprehensive victory over KXIP had elevated them to the 5th spot, as their openers completely decimated the opposition. But then, the batting again failed as they failed to chase down a moderate score against KKR in their previous match.

RCB had a nightmare start to the tournament in contrast, being thrashed by KXIP by a mammoth 97 runs in their opening game. However, they bounced back well with impressive victories over Hyderabad and Mumbai. Virat Kohli finally delivered after 3 poor performances, and he along with the very impressive Devdutt Padikkal took RCB to glory against the Rajasthan Royals. However, things were back to normal as Delhi Capitals beat RCB by a huge margin in their last game.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Both these teams are equally poised at 1.90 to win this match. Both have lost their previous match coming into this match, however RCB seem to be in better form comparatively. CSK have lost 4 of their last 5 matches and would be desperate to bounce back in this match.

Top Team Batsman

With a return to form, Virat Kohli is the favourite from RCB to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.00. AB Devilliers was brilliant as he top scored in the first match and is 4.00 to repeat that. Youth sensation Devdutt Padikkal scored another brilliant 50 in the previous match and is 4.33 to be the top scorer.

Faf Du Plessis is the favourite from CSK to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.50, while his fellow opener Shane Watson, has odds of 4.33. Both these senior members of the squad destroyed the Kings XI bowling attack as CSK won by 10 wickets. The impressive and consistent Rayudu has odds of 4.50.

Highest Opening Partnership

CSK are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, after the heroics of Du Plessis and Watson in a couple of matches, as they recorded an incredible opening partnership of 181 to win the match by 10 wickets against KXIP.

Top Team Bowler

Sam Curran is the favourite from CSK to be the top bowler at 4.00, followed by experienced leggie Piyush Chawla at 4.33.

Yuzvendra Chahal is the undisputed favourite to be RCB’s top bowler in this match, with odds of 3.00 after a wicket-laden couple of matches. He is followed by the debutant Christ Morris at 4.50.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 329.5 runs in this match are 1.72, as per Bet 365. This is a pretty attractive bet as CSK’s openers can explode on their day, while RCB seem to have got Kohli back in form, and he can wreak havoc with ABD and Finch around him.

Individual Player Betting

  • Virat Kohli to score more than 29.5 runs has odds of 1.83 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to continue his prolific form. Shane Watson to score more than 22.5 runs has odds of 1.83, which is again very tempting as he would like to continue his form from the last game.
  • RCB to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.90, which is quite tempting considering the six-hitting abilities of ABD and Finch, and even Chris Morris down the order. CSK to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.20, which is attractive as Watson, Dhoni and Du Plessis all can clear the ropes with ease.
  • Yuzu Chahal to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.10, while Chahar to take 1 or more wickets has odds of 1.51, which is almost a given with his form.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • CSK to win the match @1.90
  • RCB to hit the most sixes @1.90
  • CSK to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Chahal to be RCB’s top wicket-taker @3.00
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FAQ

Why should I bet on Chennai Super Kings to win this match at 2.20?
CSK have lost 4 of their last 5 matches in the league, and are currently struggling. However, their one win was as dominant as any other, with both their openers destroying the KXIP bowlers. We expect both openers to fire again and hence we believe CSK can win this match.
Why should I bet on over 329.5 runs at 1.72?
Both these teams have very strong batting line-ups, and have plenty of big hitters very deep in the batting order as well. The addition of Morris also gives RCB an additional sloggin edge towards the end of the innings.
Why should I bet on CSK to have the highest opening partnership?
Du Plessis and Watson can be the best opening pair in the world on their day. They both had 181 run partnership last week to beat KXIP by 10 wickets, and are likely to produce the goods again.

Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is fairly balanced with 1 wicket-keeper, 5 batsmen, 2 all-rounders and 3 bowlers:

Wicket Keeper – AB Devilliers

ABD is RCB’s second-favourite to be the top scorer with odds of 4, and as the wicket-keeper now he guarantees additional points for dismissals as well. Hence, we have captained him in our squad, as we hope for a huge innings from him.

Batsmen

Virat Kohli is RCB’s favourite to be the top batsman at 3.00, followed by Padikkal at 4.33, and we have both in our squad, meaning we have the top 3 from RCB. We also have the top 3 batsmen from CSK in our squad in Watson, Du Plessi and Rayudu. This gives us a very solid batting lineup. Watson is our VC for this match, and can help us with another top innings.


All-Rounders

Chris Morris and Dwayne Bravo are 2 big-hitting bowling all-rounders who can also chip in with important wickets. Their six-hitting abilities guarantee a lot of bonus points, and both of them can single-handedly change the course of the match. They offer plenty of balance in our team as well.

Bowling

Our bowling lineup is led by Chahal (3.00 to be RCB’s top bowler), who is in exceptional form. He is complemented by Karn Sharma and Shardul Thakur.


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Akshay Malhotra

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