Gujarat Lions take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the match 19 of the 2016 Indian Premier League on Sunday, April 24. The latest Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be incredibly pleased with their performance in their previous fixture. With that being the second win in four matches, RCB moved up in the table to the third place. Interestingly enough, they are behind Gujarat Lions by just two points, but have a significantly better net run rate.
Being the only side in the IPL to be winning by defending a target, Royal Challengers Bangalore have definitely got themselves a squad capable of going the distance. In their match against Rising Pune Supergiants, they were made to bat first. As usual, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers played a beautiful innings, with a knock of 80 and 83 runs respectively.
Defending a total of 185 runs, they did a rather average job with most of their bowlers proving to be costly. In the end however, they won the game by 13 runs. But given that Pune got so close to the title on a pitch such as in Pune, their bowling still remains a major problem.
As for Gujarat Lions, they most recently incurred their very first defeat in the season at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Having made to bat first, Suresh Raina was the only one who played with some composure, as rest of the players collapsed quickly. With just 135 runs on board to defend, Hyderabad won the match in 15th over.
So far, Gujarat Lions have been successful while chasing a target, while opposite has been the case for Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, the latter have batted first in all their matches and it will be intriguing to see the strategies here. Kane Richardson did a decent job with the ball in last match for RCB and will be leading the charge. As for the hosts, they will be eager to break the rut and get their form back, especially with the likes of Brendon McCullum and Dale Steyn in the side.
Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore head-to-head
This is the first time that the two teams will meet each other. This match can go either way.
Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
RCB to win with bet365: 1/1
The match begins at 4.00 pm local time (10.30 pm GMT) on Sunday, April 24.