Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Betting Tips 07/10/2021

October 6, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Betting Tips 07/10/2021

Teams Status

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders’ fourth spot was quite secure until Tuesday night, with them being two points clear of the chasing pack and also enjoying an edge in net run rate.

Then Mumbai Indians went and got themselves a super dominant win over Rajasthan Royals, which helped them gain a lot of ground on KKR.

Now, before the final round of matches, KKR still hang on to their coveted final playoffs berth but only just. And they have reasons enough to feel uneasy about their chances, considering that they face fellow playoffs hopeful Rajasthan Royals whereas Mumbai will have the much easier assignment of facing bottom-placed side Sunrisers Hyderabad in their respective last game of the round-robin stage.

Coincidentally, it’s Hyderabad whom Kolkata beat in their last game. The manner of victory was close even against a weak opposition such as Hyderabad, which is another reason for the KKR faithful to be nervous.

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals are one of the four sides chasing the fourth spot but theirs is the most difficult task. Although they have 10 points to their name – just as many as Punjab Kings and just two less than KKR and Mumbai – their net run rate is a negative 0.737, which would be almost impossible to reverse at this stage of the tournament.

Their case was not helped at all by the humiliating defeat at the hands of Mumbai on Tuesday night. The Royals were restricted to just 90-9 as they struggled vehemently against Mumbai’s seamers.

A miraculously big win is now what’s needed for the Royals to give themselves a fighting chance of making it out of the round-robin stage.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals
22Bet 1.57 2.4
Betway 1.61 2.25
Dafabet 1.65 2.30
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Kolkata are the favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has Kolkata priced at 1.57 and Rajasthan at 2.4. Betway has Kolkata available for 1.61 and Rajasthan for 2.25. Lastly, Dafabet has Kolkata priced at 1.65 and Rajasthan at 2.30.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Rajasthan Royals to win @ 2.4

After a while, we see a little bit of value in an IPL underdog. Rajasthan’s horrific defeat to Mumbai has sunk their stock but they aren’t as bad as the odds attributed to them in this fixture suggest. Or, perhaps, KKR aren’t as good as their short odds make them out to be. Thus, the play here is to back Rajasthan to win @ odds of 2.4 with 22Bet.

Tip: Rajasthan Royals top batsman – Sanju Samson @ 3.24

Sanju Samson is currently the fourth-highest scorer in IPL 2021, with 483 runs to his name at an average of 43.9. That said, he has had a bit of a dampener of late. With his team’s season on the line, we expect Samson to rise to the occasion and play a captain’s knock. Hence, we back him to be his team’s highest scorer in this game. The play can be found on 22Bet.


Rajasthan Royals won quite easily when these two last met back in April. We expect the Royals to do a double over Kolkata this year.

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