CSK vs RCB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 25, 2021
We have a mouth-watering clash in IPL 2021 to look forward to now as the Chennai Super Kings get ready to face the Royal Challengers Bangalore. There is just so much going on for the fans as Chennai vs Bangalore rivalries, Dhoni vs Kohli fandoms, and the CSK vs RCB history gets played up.
IPL 2021 has been quite productive for both teams so far. CSK lost its opening match against Delhi Capitals but has since won the next three matches in a row. RCB, on the other hand, has four wins in four matches and seems to be getting better with every match.
This is going to be the last match that is played in Mumbai during IPL 2021 and it should hopefully be another very high-scoring contest to enjoy.
Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2021 is going to be played at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on the 25th of April 2021.
CSK vs RCB Team Previews
Chennai Super Kings
There has been a clear evolution in the manner that CSK has approached its matches when compared to last season. The batsmen have been more willing to take risks and score at a higher strike rate. The focus is less on keeping the wickets intact and more on scoring freely throughout the inning.
It helps that CSK has a deep batting lineup with someone like Shardul Thakur batting at number 9.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis scored runs in the previous match while Moeen Ali has been the enforcer in the middle overs. Suresh Raina has one good inning behind him but it is clear that he is not the same batsman that he was at his peak.
Ambati Rayadu is the player that we think is a bit undervalued right now. He is batting with freedom and is able to get runs quickly no matter what stage he comes in. Still, with Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayadu, and MS Dhoni in the middle-order, opposition teams might see this as a potential weak area that they can attack CSK in.
Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran are responsible for getting the final push. The batting lineup is playing with the right attitude and has the depth to get a decent total in most matches.
CSK’s bowling looks a cut above the rest when Deepak Chahar is firing. He picked up four wickets in the powerplay and is currently second in the race for the Purple Cap. Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shardul Thakur constitute what is an average bowling attack at best.
It will have some good days but we think a strong batting lineup can really take it apart.
Chennai Super Kings Playing 11
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, SK Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, SN Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
RCB fans must truly believe that their team is one that can win the title this season. There are very few weaknesses in the RCB team right now and with four wins on the trot, the confidence has to be sky high.
Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers were carrying the batting to some extent but in the previous match we saw Devdutt Padikkal score an attacking century and Virat Kohli hit form to get an unbeaten 72 to his name as well.
The only area that RCB has to be careful of is in terms of batting depth. They are essentially playing with four batsmen with Shahbaz Ahmed and Washington Sundar as the other two in the top-6. A couple of early wickets could set the cat among the pigeons.
The bowling has also not been at its best. Yuzvendra Chahal is having a poor IPL and has taken a wicket in just one out of the four matches he has played so far. Mohammad Siraj has been the pick of the RCB bowlers but his death bowling skills can be put under pressure.
Kane Richardson was expensive in his first match and Kyle Jamieson has been just about decent in IPL 2021 so far. The batting is very strong for RCB but the bowling is nothing special.
We don’t think the four wins should cover your eyes to the potential weaknesses in the team. CSK’s aggressive batting approach could put the RCB bowling under more pressure than they are used to.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11
V Kohli, Devdutt Padikal, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, DT Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, NA Saini, YS Chahal.
CSK vs RCB Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. Interestingly, CSK has won its previous two matches at Wankhede batting first and this match is going to be played in the afternoon so dew may not play a major factor. The advantage of chasing at the Wankhede is not going to as significant as usual in this match.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitches offered up by the Wankhede Stadium have been fantastic for batting in the last few matches. Scores have been around 200 in every match and it takes just one batsman to get set and start accelerating freely.
We expect the same for this match as well and think we are in for a high-scoring match. The spinners have also been able to get a bit of purchase from this strip and it will be interesting to see how that plays out.
CSK vs RCB Dream11 Prediction
Dream11 tips and Dream11 team for CSK vs RCB IPL 2021
CSK vs RCB Playing 11
- M Dhoni
- A de Villiers
- F du Plessis (vc)
- R Gaikwad
- D Padikkal
- R Jadeja
- G Maxwell (c)
- S Curran
- D Chahar
- H Patel
- K Jamieson
Find more Dream11 predictions and other tips and tricks on our dedicated Dream11 guide.
CSK vs RCB Betting Tips
We are going to back Royal Challengers Bangalore in this contest. They have won four matches in a row and the law of averages may be about to catch up but that is not something that we are going to bank on. In terms of batting strength, RCB is far better than CSK. It has more power, more depth, and is in better form. The bowling attack of both the teams is quite similar to each other.
The conditions at the Wankhede seem to be much better suited for RCB than they are for CSK.
Bet on the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.
Bonus Cricket Bets
If there is any venue in the IPL where a century being scored is likely then Mumbai is it. Also, with Virat Kohli, AB de Viiliers, Glenn Maxwell, Faf du Plessis playing this match, this is a punt worth taking.
To get these kinds of odds for RCB hitting more sixes than CSK is just a huge bonus in our minds. RCB is possibly the strongest batting lineup in IPL 2021 and in great form. Take the money friends!