Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to strengthen their claim for a playoff spot when they play Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match 60 of the Indian Premier League 2022 on Friday, May 8. The IPL 2022 match starts at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings: IPL 2022 standings

Faf du Plessis’ Royal Challengers Bangalore are fourth on the IPL 2022 table with 14 points from 12 matches. RCB are currently on a two-match winning run, having beaten Chennai Kings and  Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last two matches.

Punjab Kings, meanwhile, are eighth with 10 points from 11 matches. With a game in hand and four points off a playoff spot, a win on Friday can easily bring Mayank Agarwal’s Punjab side back into contention and a win over the fourth-placed RCB will aid their cause immensely.

RCB vs PBKS IPL 2022 odds

  • Dafabet: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.81, Punjab Kings 2.04
  • Bet365: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.72, Punjab Kings 2.10
  • 10Cric: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.78, Punjab Kings 2.01
  • Parimatch: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.80, Punjab Kings 2.01
  • 1xBet: Royal Challengers Bangalore 1.784, Punjab Kings 2.17

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings head-to-head

RCB and PBKS have faced each other in 29 matches in the past with Bangalore winning 13 and Punjab coming out on top 16 occasions. Interestingly, Punjab Kings won four of their previous five IPL matches.

When the two teams met earlier this season, PBKS beat RCB by five wickets in a high-scoring match.. 

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings probable playing XI

RCB: Faf du Plessis (c), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mahipal Lomror, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

PBKS: Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jitesh Sharma, Kagiso Rabada, Rishi Dhawan, Rahul Chahar, Sandeep Sharma, Arshdeep Singh

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings top picks

RCB: Captain Faf du Plessis has led the RCB team from the front this season. The South African has already accounted for 389 runs in 12 matches, including a match-winning half-century in RCB’s last match against SRH

Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga has been one of the top bowlers in IPL this season. The RCB’s star has already picked up 21 wickets in 12 outings. He scalped 5/18 against SRH and has the ability to trouble any batting line-up singlehandedly.

PBKS: Opener Shikhar Dhawan has been the most in-form batsman in the Punjab Kings line-up this season. The left-hander is his team’s top scorer this season with 381 runs in 11 matches. Liam Livingstone has been the other danger man for PBKS.

In the bowling department, South African speedster Kagiso Rabada has been in devastating form for PBKS and have already taken 18 wickets in 10 matches this season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings IPL 2022 prediction and betting tip

Punjab Kings may have had the better of Royal Challengers Bangalore in their head-to-head record as well as recent meetings, but RCB, overall, have been in better form this season and hence, have the odds stacked in their favour.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings IPL 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 32°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 68%

Wind: 19 km/h