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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips 20/09/2021

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Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders were not having the best of times when the league went on a hiatus back in May. After starting the tournament with a win, the Shah Rukh Khan-owned franchise won just one of their next six matches and are now found towards the foot of the table, above only Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Batting has been a problem for KKR this IPL, with Nitish Rana being their top scorer in the tournament. He, too, only has 201 runs at an average of 28.71 – hardly impressive numbers. The thing hurting them the most had been the abysmal form of names such as Eoin Morgan and Shubman Gill, both of whom are averaging 15.33 and 18.85 runs an innings in this edition of the tournament.

Among the bowlers, Pat Cummins is their best one, but while he features among the tournament’s top 10 wicket takers, he only has nine wickets in seven outings – which is not a haul that can be expected to fire up any side to an ascent up the table. To make matters worse, the Aussie has opted out of IPL. Tim Southee has been recruited in his place.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

RCB, who often do well during the round-robin stage, have pretty much done the same again. The Virat Kohli-captained side sits third in the standings, with five wins out of seven matches and 10 points to their name.

The zero-time IPL winners were quick off the blocks, winning four on the bounce before losing two of their next three, which pegged them back a little.

While their batting has been pretty solid so far in the tournament, it did fail in their last game though, managing just 145-8 in response to Punjab Kings’ 179-5.

One encouraging sign for RCB will be the form of AB de Villiers, who hit a century in a warm-up game recently.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Kolkata Knight Riders Royal Challengers Bangalore
22Bet 2.20 1.67
MelBet 2.19 1.66
Betway 2.10 1.72
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RCB are the favourites for this fixture. 22Bet has RCB priced at 1.67 and Kolkata at 2.20. MelBet has RCB available for 1.66 and Kolkata for 2.19. Lastly, Betway has RCB priced at 1.72 and Kolkata at 2.10.


Tipster’s Angel

Tip: RCB to win @ 2.20

Kolkata have their batting problems but have a better bowling unit, even if that, too, is not living up to its full potential. RCB arguably have the best batting in the entire competition and their batters are pretty reliable with tons of experience to boot. Furthermore, the last time they met, RCB were comfortable winners. On the basis of that evidence, we tip RCB to start the UAE leg with a win. The play can be found on 22Bet.

Tip: Top batsman for RCB – Virat Kohli @ 3.24

This will be Kohli’s first outing since deciding to give up India’s T20I captaincy, and although the resignation will come into effect only after the World Cup, the relief may have already started to seep into his system. With a massive load off his shoulders, we might see an instant effect in his batting. Thus, backing him to be RCB’s highest scorer in this game makes sense to us. The play can be found on 22Bet.

Conclusion

A true powerhouse of the round robin stage, RCB have just way too much firepower to be betted against. Our vote is in their favour.

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