i think next chapter we will see each captain arriving to face each quincy and the matched will be set. i think we will see ichigo as well get an upper hand on opie by using his banka. i think the quincys will dominate the fighting and possibly get the victory but then the royal guard or isshin shows up to help out.
Would be really interesting to see some Captain Bankais. Especially the ones from Shunsui, Ukitake and Unohana. Actually I believe some battles are practically set up. The guy with Punk hair-cut will fight against Kensei, that brunette cute girl will fight against Hitsugaya, the woman with that strange mask will fight against Unohana.
Hope we won't see Royal Guard in like 20 chapters. It's time for some of the Captains to shine.
Will the captains go bankai? They know VR has the ability to capture bankais, I don't think they'll take the risk.