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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings Betting Tips 01/10/2021

Teams Status

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders’ UAE leg of IPL 2021 has been going pretty well. In fact, they’d have been unbeaten, had it now been for a final-ball defeat to Chennai last Sunday.

That slim defeat aside, KKR have beaten Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Delhi Capitals – all heavyweights in their own rights.

In that last win over Delhi, however, they were made to work harder than they’d have liked – especially when the target was of just 128 runs.

KKR’s UAE form means that they now have their playoffs destiny in their own hands, and are the favourites among the four sides battling for the final playoffs spot.

Punjab Kings

Punjab Kings have played the same number of matches as Kolkata but have two points less, which is why they have a fight on their hands to extend their season beyond the round-robin stage.

Of their three outings in the desert, they’ve lost two and won one – hardly impressive stats. That sole victory came against bottom dwellers Sunrisers Hyderabad, while they were soundly beaten by Mumbai Indians in their last game.

The Kings would argue that their loss to Rajasthan in leg-opener was more a last-second mishap than a total failure but then a loss is a loss.

Against Mumbai on Tuesday, their batting misfired and managed just 135-6, which the defending champions tracked down with relative ease.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Kolkata Knight Riders Punjab Kings
22Bet 1.67 2.2
MelBet 1.66 2.19
Betway 1.66 2.20
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KKR is the favourite for this fixture. 22Bet has KKR priced at 1.67 and Punjab at 2.2. MelBet has KKR available for 1.66 and Punjab for 2.19. Lastly, Betway has KKR priced at 1.66 and Punjab at 2.20.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Punjab Kings to win @ 2.20

It’s a big call but we see an upset in this game. Punjab Kings are better than their league position says. They have several misfiring batters right now but they can catch fire any time, and when that happens, they’d be a force to be reckoned with. The play here is to back Punjab to win @ odds of 2.20 with Betway.

Tip: KL Rahul to score over 27.5 runs @ 1.832

KL Rahul is a class batsman. He has found some runs in the UAE leg but hasn’t truly exploded the way we know he can. In his last two outings, he’s scored 21 runs each time. We believe he is due a sizable knock, which could come here. The play here is to back Rahul to score more than 27.5 runs at odds of 1.832 with 22Bet.

Conclusion

KKR has dominated Punjab Kings over the last few years but a bit of course correction is due, and we believe Rahul and co will address that in this fixture.

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