Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Tips, Preview and Match Prediction

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RCB vs PBKS Tips

Royal Challengers battle it out against the Punjab Kings on Sunday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Match 48 of the IPL season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Match Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings (RCB vs PBKS) Match Prediction free IPL tips, predictions and preview – The Kings have won the previous three meetings.

RCB vs PBKS Tips


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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Match Details


🇮🇳 Competition: IPL
🗓 Date: Sunday October 3
Time: 2:00pm local
🏟 Stadium: Sharjah Cricket Stadium    

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings 2021 Form (last five matches)


Royal Challengers (WWLLL)

  • RC defeated Royals by 7 wickets
  • RC defeated Indians by 54 runs
  • RC lost to the Super Kings by 6 wickets
  • RC lost to the Knight Riders by 9 wickets
  • RC lost to the Kings by 34 runs

Punjab Kings (LWLLW)

  • Punjab Kings lost to the Indians by 6 wickets
  • Punjab Kings defeated Sunrisers by 5 runs
  • Punjab Kings lost to the Royals by 2 runs
  • Punjab Kings lost to the Capitals by 7 wickets
  • Punjab Kings defeated RC by 34 runs

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings Head to Head (last five matches)


  • 30/04/2021: Kings won by 34 runs
  • 15/10/2020: Kings won by 8 wickets
  • 24/09/2020: Kings won by 97 runs
  • 24/04/2019: RC won by 17 runs
  • 13/04/2019: RC won by 8 wickets

RCB vs PBKS Match Prediction & Preview


The Royal Challengers and Punjab Kings are set to clash heads on Sunday when they battle it out at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Simon Katich’s outfit has made it back-to-back triumphs with a comfortable seven-wicket victory against the Rajasthan Royals last time out, basically, guaranteeing them a playoff spot for this campaign.

Despite sitting in third, the Royal Challengers will be a team to watch out for to come away with the IPL title. Their batting depth is elite, with Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers still at the crease at 4 and 5, with Dan Christian to come against the Royals last week.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Kings have a crunch match against the Knight Riders before this encounter and will realistically have to win all of their remaining three matches against the Knight Riders (4th), RC Bangalore (3rd) and Super Kings (1st), all of which are in the top four.

Considering many of the Kings international players are bowlers and have decided to not return for the remainder of the season, including Australian’s Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, they may struggle with the ball. It makes their batting middle order even more crucial.

The Royal Challengers have been the team in better form juxtaposed to the Punjab Kings, and I believe that trope is set to continue on Sunday.

Bangalore vs Punjab Team News


*Team news will be updated when squads are announced

The two sides last met in April this year, which saw the Kings win by 34 runs.

Bangalore vs Punjab Stats


  • The Kings have won the previous three meetings
  • KL Rahul has the highest batting average in the tournament (10 or more matches)
  • Harshal Patel has taken eight more wickets than any other player in the competition

RCB vs PBKS Best Bet


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