RCB vs GL Prediction, IPL 2017: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will host the bottom placed Gujarat Lions on Thursday at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru in the match no 31 of the IPL 2017. It is an important game for both the teams given the fact that both RCB and GL have struggled in the season so far. RCB have to win all their remaining six games in the Indian Premier League to qualify for the playoffs.
Both Royal Challengers v Gujarat Lions have won 2 matches each in the tournament but RCB is placed at six wit 7 points after Tuesday’s match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad was washed out due to rain.
RCB need to forget that horrible night against KKR where they bowled out for just 49 runs which is the lowest ever total in the IPL history. Royal Challenger Bangalore needs their superstar players – Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Chris Gayle to perform against the Gujarat Lions if they want to keep their hope for a top four.
On the other hand, Gujarat Lions has placed the bottom of the table losing 6 out of the 8 matches. The things were looking bright for GL after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens thanks to Suresh Raina but they returned to their track in the previous match against the Kings XI Punjab. The Gujarat Lions have replaced Dwayne Bravo with Irfan Pathan and he might get an opportunity to play in this game.
IPL 2017: RCB vs GL Prediction
Considering home advantage plus their hunger for a win, RCB hava a good chance of winning the match.
Expected Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (C), AB De Villiers, Kedar Jadhav, Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Samuel Badree, S Aravind, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Gujarat Lions: Brendon McCullum, Jason Roy, Suresh Raina, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan, James Faulkner, Andrew Tye, Basil Thampi, Shubham Agarwal, Nathu Singh.