IPL 2021 Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Delhi Capitals. 56th Match. Who Will Win?

RCB vs DC Match Prediction – IPL 2021 – Match 56
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Tournament2021 Indian Premier League
Timetable8th October 2021 1930 IST
PredictionDelhi Capitals to win
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The final match of the 2021 IPL group stage will take place between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Delhi Capitals. In many ways, this match happens to be a dead rubber since the outcome of the game will not change a thing for either team. The Delhi Capitals have already booked a spot in the top two and will have two chances to make it to the final. On the other hand, defeat at the hands of the Sunrisers Hyderabad has ended any hope that the Royal Challengers Bangalore had of getting into the top two. Read on to find out our prediction for this match.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Preview

A very poor batting performance by the Royal Challengers Bangalore caused them to lose against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous game. This was a defeat that nobody expected, and it highlights just how inconsistent they have been during the second part of the 2021 IPL.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have struggled to get the most out of their batting lineup, which is surprising when you consider just how much talent they have at their disposal. Devdutt Padikkal and Glenn Maxwell are the only two batsmen that have shown some type of form.

We think that they will promote AB de Villiers up the order in this dead rubber of a game so that he can get more time in the middle and try and find some type of form. If you want to place a top batsman bet for the RCB, then Maxwell is always a good bet, while Virat Kohli has a really good record against the Delhi Capitals.

Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal are the two leading bowlers for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and they will pose the biggest obstacles for the Delhi Capitals. However, there is a chance that these two players will be rested because it might not be a wise idea to let a potential playoff team get some practice in against your best bowlers.

Delhi Capitals Team Preview

The Delhi Capitals have been one of the most consistent teams in the 2021 IPL, and they will probably decide to rest some key players and give their bench the chance to impress. However, we are not a big fan of the Delhi Capitals only playing three overseas players as we feel that it upsets their balance and does not maximize their full potential.

With the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, and Rishab Pant batting in their top order, the Delhi Capitals can definitely afford to tinker with their batting lineup a little bit. When it comes to batting strength, they might not have the genius and brilliance that the Royal Challengers have, but they do have consistency and that counts for an awful lot in cricket.

The Delhi Capitals bowling attack is top quality, but we expect a number of changes for this match. Amit Mishra, for example, could come into the XI, while some of the fast bowlers might be rested too.

Toss Prediction

The team that is lucky enough to win the toss will want to bowl first. There is a threat of dew at this ground and dew seems to worry captains more than a slow pitch, so we feel that the winning captain will definitely opt to chase.

Pitch Conditions

The batting conditions in Dubai have been much better for batting than they have in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. The side that gets to chase will definitely have an advantage over the one that bats first. This can be seen from the fact that the last five matched at this stadium have been won by the side that chased. A score of about 150 is par for this venue.

Our Match Prediction

This is not an easy match to call since both teams could make multiple changes, but we are going to put our money on the Delhi Capitals to win because they have been a lot more consistent than the Royal Challengers Bangalore. However, before you go ahead and place your bets, be sure to check out the starting XI for both teams since there could be a couple of surprises.

Our match prediction:

Delhi Capitals to win

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