Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Predictions

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL Betting Tips & Predictions
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 20th April 2021

Published: 20/04/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

Chennai Super Kings will play Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday, April 21.

The match will take place at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, and will begin at 7:30 pm IST.

Get Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL betting tips, with the latest match odds, previews, predictions, and team analysis.

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Kolkata vs Chennai betting predictions

As part of our free cricket betting tips, you will find the latest KKR vs CSK betting tips here.

Given the recent form of Chennai and Kolkata’s consecutive defeats, we predict yet another win for MS Dhoni’s team. That said, Kolkata Knight Riders have got the necessary firepower to turn their form around.

All in all, it should be an exciting game of cricket.

Bet Odds Site
Match Winner: Chennai 1.86 10CRIC
Toss Winner: Chennai 1.90 Betway

CSK Total Sixes 20 overs: Over 7.5

1.95 Betway
HOT BET! Nitish Rana to be KKR Top Batsman 3.75 10CRIC

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings betting tips and predictions

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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings IPL Team News

Kolkata Team News

Kolkata Knight Riders started well in their first match against Sunrisers Hyderabad but since then, they have moved on to lose their last two games.

Their last game was against Royal Challengers Bangalore which they lost by 38 runs. It was their second such game of the season where they lost batting second.

Bowling wise, Prasidh Krishna and Pat Cummins were most economical with everyone else conceding a lot in their spell.

In batting, Nitish Rana didn’t click in that match as he got out after scoring just 18 runs. The fight was put up by the likes of Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, and Shakib Al Hasan but the target of 205 runs was a bit too much to reach.

While there are no injury concerns plaguing KKR, they would still be keen on finding a playing XI that can get them the wins and deliver with the ball and bat.

In this game, they can look at giving the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, and others a chance to perform.

Likely XI: Gill, Rana, Tripathi, Morgan, Russell, Karthik, Cummins, Hasan, Singh, Krishna, Chakravarthy

Chennia Super Kings Team News ahead of the match with Kolkata Knight Riders

Chennai Team News

Chennai Super Kings have moved up to second place in the IPL table with 2 wins from 3 matches.

Most recently, they defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs in a game that saw Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja spin their way through Rajasthan’s batting order.

CSK were also good with the bat that day as the team together managed to put up 188 runs on the board. That said, Ruturaj Gaikwad is yet to deliver in his three games so far and he may very well be replaced by either Cheteshwar Pujara or Robin Uthappa in the opening.

Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, and Ambati Rayudu are likely to retain their place in the starting XI after a decent showing with the bat.

Another good news is the availability of Lungi Ngidi, who recently finished his quarantine and joined the fellow teammates in training. The rest of the slots should fill themselves up.

Likely XI: Pujara, du Plessis, Ali, Raina, Rayudu, Jadeja, Dhoni, Curran, Brav0, Thakur, Chahar

Venue & conditions

The match will be played in Mumbai where it is becoming a bit precarious to predict what will happen. There were high-scoring games, some low-scoring games, and then some high-scoring matches again.

So, it is yet to be seen how this match will pan out but any total above 170 runs will make for a challenging chase. No forecast is predicted and this being an evening fixture, expect dew to play a part.

KKR vs CSK Head-to-Head

Chennai lead Kolkata 14-8 in the head-to-head tally. Given their recent form and overall pedigree in the IPL, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them add yet another win to their column.

KKR vs CSK IPL H2H Stats

Toss Winner

Chennai also lead the way when it comes to the toss, leading by a close margin. Let’s stick with the trend for this upcoming game too.

KKR vs CSK Toss Stats IPL 2021

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
Kolkata 10 45.45%
Chennai 12 54.55%

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back Chennai to win @ 1.86 with 10CRIC

Chennai may have started the league on a shaky note with concerns about their bowling but all of that has been addressed in their last couple of wins.

The availability of Ngidi should only strengthen their bowling further whereas, in the batting department, the side is thriving quite well with Bravo, du Plessis, Rayudu, and Raina.

Of course, the fact that they also have some viable alternatives available should only raise their spirits higher. Lastly, there is also the head-to-head superiority that they enjoy over Kolkata Knight Riders.

Speaking of KKR, they are struggling a bit at the moment and are desperate to find their bearings again. They now find themselves at 6th place in the table and another defeat will push them further below.

Expect the Kolkata side to show some resilience and put up a fight but ultimately, the CSK boys should come out at the top.

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Chennai Super Kings Total Sixes: Over 7.5

Recommended Bet: Back CSK to hit over 7.5 sixes in 20 Overs: 1.95 with Betway

Chennai Super Kings have been absolutely brilliant when it comes to finding big boundaries. In the three matches played so far, CSK have hit a total of 22 sixes.

10 of those came in the first match, 12 came in the game against Rajasthan Royals while the remaining 2 came in the low total chase of 107 runs against Punjab Kings.

Considering the batting firepower on Chennai’s side, we can expect them to hit the boundaries with ease in this match as well.

Today’s KKR vs CSK Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Rana to be KKR Top Batsman @ 3.75 with 10CRIC

Nitish Rana is currently the leading run-scorer for Kolkata Knight Riders at 155 runs in 3 matches.

In the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, he was a bit unlucky to fall quite early but in the rest of the matches this season, he has performed well and scored a half-century each.

Given his fine form and the faith the team has in him, he makes for a safe bet to be the KKR’s top batsman on Wednesday.

Kolkata vs Chennai Fun Statistics

  • Suresh Raina has scored an impressive 736 runs in 22 innings against KKR
  • Robin Uthappa played for KKR before joining the Chennai roster this season
  • R Ashwin is the leading wicket taker in this fixture, having picked up 15 wickets for CSK through the years
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