IPL 2019 RCB vs KXIP: Who will win today’s IPL match – predictions, playing 11s and head to-head
R Ashwin's KXIP play Virat Kohli's RCB in the IPL today. © BCCI

Needing to win all of their remaining matches of IPL 2019, bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bangalore meet Kings XI Punjab in match 41 today.

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium, with a flat track and small square boundaries, offers lots or runs and both RCB and KXIP have big hitters in their squads. This game will pit the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali against Chris Gayle, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal and David Miller against each other.

RCB are eighth on the IPL 2019 points table and KXIP are fifth.

TEAM NEWS:

RCB likely XI: 1 Parthiv Patel (wk), 2 Virat Kohli (capt), 3 AB de Villiers, 4 Akshdeep Nath, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Pawan Negi, 8 Umesh Yadav, 9 Dale Steyn, 10 Navdeep Saini, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

KXIP likely XI: 1 Chris Gayle, 2 KL Rahul (wk), 3 Mayank Agarwal, 4 David Miller, 5 Mandeep Singh, 6 Sam Curran, 7 Ravichandran Ashwin (capt), 8 Harpreet Brar/Ankit Rajpoot, 9 Hardus Viljoen, 10 Murugan Ashwin, 11 Mohammed Shami

DREAM11 PREDICTIONS: RCB vs KXIP, Match 42 

RCB vs KKIP HEAD TO HEAD IPL RECORD:

Number of times played: 23

RCB wins: 11 | KXIP wins: 12

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RECENT FORM (latest first):

RCB: W W L W L

KXIP: L W L L W

RCB vs KXIP PREDICTION: 

It will come down to the team with the better bowling, and here KXIP have the edge over RCB. With R Ashwin, Mohammed Shami and Hardus Viljoen, the visitors have a better attack and if they add Ankit Rajpoot for Harpreet Brar given the small boundaries at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, they will be a force to reckon with.