PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 20, 2023

PBKS vs RCB Match Prediction - Apr 20, 2023

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be looking to get back to winning ways as they take on hosts, the Punjab Kings this Thursday.

PK vs RCB head-to-head

The Punjab Kings have won 17 of the 30 head-to-head matches played between the two teams, while the Royal Challengers have won 13.

PK vs RCB Live-streaming and Broadcast

The match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app or can be watched live on TV on the Star Sports Network.


PBKS vs RCB Team Previews

Punjab Kings

After losing back-to-back matches, the Punjab Kings finally managed to get back to winning ways in their latest outing as they defeated the Lucknow Super Giants.

The Punjab Kings’ batting is heavily dependent on the performance of Shikhar Dhawan. He has scored 2 half-centuries in his 4 outings and is third on the list of top run-getters for this season. However, the other batsmen have lacked consistency.

Dhawan's opening partner, Prabhsimran Singh, scored a brilliant half-century in the match against the Rajasthan Royals but has managed to score a total of just 4 runs in the next 3 matches. Similarly, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, and Matthew Short too have got some good starts but haven’t played a big inning yet.

Zimbabwean all-rounder, Sikandar Raza, scored a half-century in the last match and that should give him some confidence. Arshdeep Singh has been the pick of the bowlers for the Punjab Kings this season with 8 wickets. However, he has been a bit expensive.

Similarly, Nathan Ellis, Sam Curran, and Kagiso Rabada have given away too many runs. The team does lack a full-time quality spinner as Rahul Chahar is the only option here.

The Punjab Kings will need some of their key players to step up if they want to continue with the winning momentum.


Punjab Kings Playing 11

Atharva Taide, Matthew Short, Harpreet Singh, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jitesh Sharma, Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Arshdeep Singh.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be pretty disappointed with the outcome of their previous match as they were defeated by the Chennai Super Kings in a high-scoring encounter. While it was yet another brilliant batting effort, they ultimately fell short of the mammoth 227-run target.

While the batsmen have done a good job so far, it is the bowlers who will need to step up for the Royals Challengers. RCB has conceded more than 150 runs in each of the 5 matches they have played, and on 3 of those occasions, they have conceded more than 200 runs.

Harshal Patel has an economy rate of over 10.00, which is one of his worst performances in recent seasons. Vijay Kumar Vyshak, who had a stellar debut in the match against the Capitals was taken for a whopping 62 runs in the last match.

The only saving grace has been Mohammad Siraj, who has taken 8 wickets so far. Talking about the batting, the top order has been in excellent form, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf Du Plessis, and Glen Maxwell all scoring runs. However, the middle-order, especially Dinesh Kartik will have to perform better going forward.


Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11

Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, Suyash Prabhudessai, Harshal Patel, Wanidu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Mohammed Siraj.

PBKS vs RCB Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will be looking to bat first here.


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Mohali is a batting paradise and we can expect plenty of runs to be scored here. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 165-170, but the team batting first will be looking to score closer to 200 runs. There is some grass on the pitch which will help the quicker bowlers get some movement early on.

The temperature is expected to remain below the 30-degree mark but we may see some interruptions due to rain.


PBKS vs RCB Betting Tips

While the Punjab Kings have enjoyed an upper hand in the previous head-to-head contests with RCB, we think that the latter holds an edge here. While the bowling for both teams has been pretty average, the RCB has a strong batting line-up that is capable of scoring big runs. On the other hand, the Punjab Kings are heavily dependent on Shikhar Dhawan and his failure can have a cascading effect on the rest of the batsmen.

Bet on the Royal Challengers Bangalore to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Total Wickets in the Match

    Under 12.5 (1.95)


The pitch at Mohali is good to bat on and both the matches played here so far this season have seen fewer than 12.5 wickets in them. Also, there are some chances of rain which can lead to a shortened match.

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    Total Runs in the Highest Scoring over of the Match

    Over 18.5 (1.95)


Both the teams have some big hitters of the cricket ball and with the track at Mohali helpful to the batsmen, we can expect plenty of runs from both teams. With the kind of form that the top-order batsmen have shown, we are highly likely to see at least one over with over 18.5 runs scored in the.

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    Total Sixes in the Match

    Under 13.5 (1.87)


The average number of sixes hit in Mohali during IPL 2023 is 11.5 and it is 9.8 in the history of the IPL. We think the Over/Under line is quite high and infl;uenced by the recent six-heavy matches. Betting Under 13.5 is the way to go.

Today Match Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore To Win the Match, 1.83

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Who will win PBKS vs RCB

Punjab Kings 52.37% (342)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 47.63% (311)
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