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Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Betting Tips 24/04/2021

Teams Status

Rajasthan Royals: All is not going according to plan for Sanju Samson and company as they are rooted to the bottom of the IPL points table, with just one win in four matches. The manner in which they had almost chased down the mammoth 222-run target in their first match and then beaten Delhi Capitals in the follow-up game had indicated that this could be a campaign to remember for the Royals.

However, since then, the Royals have been flat. Against CSK they managed 143 when 189 were needed for win, and against RCB last night, they could not even pick a single wicket as the duo of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal pulverized them by 10 wickets.

It’s been a mixed bag of a season so far for Rajasthan. When their batting clicks, the bowlers don’t and vice versa. For a team that has hovered around the bottom ranks the last two years, it needs to get all their units working ASAP and in tandem or run the risk of another failed campaign.

Kolkata Knight Riders: KKR, like Rajasthan, have three defeats and a win to show after the first four matches of the tournament. But the manner of their defeats is much more digestible, if not justifiable, than Rajasthan’s.

Their loss to Mumbai was by just 10 runs, while against CSK their lower order showed some resistance after a top order collapse.  Still, three straight defeats are still an alarming sign and the KKR management should look for ways to cut the slide short to just three.

Truth be told, this fixture, against the lowest placed team in the league, could not have come at a better time for the KKR, who will be keen to get back to the winning ways.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Rajasthan Royals Kolkata Knight Riders
Bet365 2.00 1.80
22Bet 1.95 1.74
LeoVegas 2.00 1.79

In this matchup, KKR are the favourites and Rajasthan the underdogs. KKR is priced at 1.74 on 22Bet, 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.79 on LeoVegas. Meanwhile, Rajasthan are priced at 2.0 on both LeoVegas and Bet365, whereas 22Bet has them at 1.95.


Tipster’s Angel

Tip: Kolkata Knight Riders to win @ 1.848

If you compare the two squads, you’re likely to find that KKR has more talent on their roster than Rajasthan. On that alone, a case can be made to back KKR. Add to it the fact that KKR have beaten Rajasthan in four of their last five meetings, and it makes this play a no-brainer – especially at such good odds.

The twin fixtures of last year were not even close, with KKR triumphing by 37 and 60 runs. If all goes according to plan, then KKR should be collecting two points by the end of this match.

Nitish Rana to score 50 runs – Yes @ 3.74

Kolkata Knight Riders opener Nitish Rana started this season in exceptional form, scoring back-to-back half centuries. In fact, his first knock could have and should have been a century. Since then, he has been quiet, failing in consecutive matches. With the KKR top order under pressure to perform, Rana appears to be just about the guy who will take responsibility and make sure he gets some runs under his belt.

Conclusion

This is one of those matches that can go either way but KKR’s roster is slightly better, which is why they get the nod of approval from us.

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