Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Predictions

KKR v RCB IPL 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions
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Sports Expert, Chi Dubey

Last updated on 11th May 2021

Published: 02/05/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

The Kolkata Knight Riders play the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday, May 3, start time 7:30 PM. As with all IPL Group matches this year, it will be held at a neutral venue and in this case, will be played in Ahmedabad.

For IPL betting 2021, you will find the best KKR v RCB winner predictions and betting tips here!


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Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers betting predictions

As part of our free cricket betting tips, you will find DC v RCB betting tips here. I predict RCB to get the better of KKR here.

Bet Odds Site
Match Winner: RCB 1.73 Casumo
Toss Winner: KKR 1.9 10CRIC
Devdutt Padikkal to be RCB Top Batsman 4.5 Casumo
HOT BET! KKR Top Batsman: Dinesh Karthik 11.0 10CRIC

Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL Hot Bet and Predictions

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Kolkata Team News

Last time out KKR posted a score that was below-par against Delhi and paid the price.

Not for the first time this season, their top order was too slow in scoring and by the time the big hitters came in, it was too late.

Andre Russell’s 45 off 27 gave the score some respectability but begs the question that’s been asked for years: why don’t they bat him higher? If he can do that much destruction off 27 balls, how many could he score if he faced 40?

It may be time to drop Shubman Gill, who just hasn’t got going. But there isn’t an obvious replacement at the top of the order unless they decide to go back to opening with Sunil Narine. But Narine is more likely to be dropped than anything after some poor performances with the bat and indifferent ones with the ball.

If they leave him out they can play Lockie Ferguson and give themselves a good pace option.

Likely XI: Gill, Rana, Tiwary, Morgan, Ferguson, Karthik, Russell, Cummins, Chakravarthy, Mavi, Krishna

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Bangalore Team News

RCB were well-beaten by Punjab on Friday, a reminder that they’re not the finished article just yet.

They conceded too many as they paid the price for having too many all-rounders and not enough specialist bowlers.

And then they made a mess of things with the bat, Virat Kohli and Patidar batting too slowly and giving the other batsmen too much to do.

Patidar may pay the price for that sluggish innings They can bring back Washington Sundar, who was left out, or give Sachin Baby a game.

Likely XI: Padikkal, Kohli, Ahmed, Maxwell, de Villiers, Sundar, Sams, Jamieson, Patel, Siraj, Chahal.

Venue & conditions

Teams carry on scoring between 170 and 180 batting first here and sometimes that’s enough, sometimes it isn’t.

Spinners have enjoyed themselves here as was the case with Punjab’s Harpreet Bar on Friday, who bowled beautifully.

It’s not yet obvious whether it’s best to bat first or second here but it can be a bit tricky to score very quickly at the death so that puts extra pressure on the chasing side.

KKR v RCB Head-to-Head

It’s extremely tight with 14 wins for KKR compared to 13 for RCB. That makes it one of the closest head to heads in the IPL and why it’s always an interesting game to watch.

RCB won both fixtures last year but it’s 3-3 in terms of the last six matches between them.

KKR v RCB IPL 2021 H2H Stats

Toss Winner

Things have been pretty tight in the toss market, too. But we have a rule here of always betting against Kohli when it comes to tosses, so we’re going to stick with it.

Bangalore 15 55.56%
Kolkata 12 44.44%

KKR v RCB Coin Toss Stats IPL 2021

KKR v RCB Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back RCB to win @ 1.73 with Casumo

RCB showed they still have a considerable learning curve after a somewhat naive defeat to Punjab. So they may not go all the way and win this year’s IPL but that doesn’t mean they won’t be too strong for KKR. They beat them convincingly already this season, winning by 38 runs after de Villiers and Maxwell batted beautifully.

Kolkata look incredibly dependent on Russell as per usual and if he doesn’t bat enough balls or gets out early, they may not have a Plan B.

RCB aren’t perfect as we said but their superstar players (Kohli excepted) are in good touch and it may just take an AB de Villiers special or some big-hitting from Glenn Maxwell to win them the game.

You’d also think that on a spinner’s wicket Chahal may have more success than what KKR’s spinners may manage.


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RCB Top Batsman: Devdutt Padikkal

Recommended Bet: Padikkal Top RCB Batsman @ 4.50 with 10CRIC

10CRIC are offering 4.5 on Padikkal top-scoring for RCB and that looks a really good price.

It’s been a slightly stop-start campaign for Padikkal so far. There have been some low scores in there and then all of a sudden he went and scored an unbeaten 101. So he’s not been that consistent but there are good reasons to go with him.

As an opener, he’s guaranteed a knock, unlike players like Maxwell or de Villiers, who may not face many balls against a weak bowling attack.

With Kohli badly out of form and those two overseas men just mentioned at shorter prices, Padikkal looks the right call.

Today’s KKR v RCB Hot Bet: Karthik Top KKR Batsman

Recommended Bet: Dinesh Karthik  KKR Top Batsman @ 11.00 with 10CRIC

KKR’s batting has mostly been a mess, which is why they’re in a precarious position.

With the two openers struggling of late and superstar Russell often not facing enough balls, it could open the door to a middle-order batsman at a big price.

Morgan has only played one decent innings, Tripathi looks a decent option in terms of form but not necessarily great odds. So it’s a good chance to bet on Dinesh Karthik- who has played over 200 IPL matches and has 19 IPL fifties-  at a huge price. Sooner or later he’ll come good and we don’t want to miss out.

Kolkata v Bangalore Fun Statistics

  • Dinesh Karthik has played at least 13 games a season for the last 13 IPL seasons. 
  • Pat Cummins has 38 wickets in 37 IPL matches. 
  • Shubman Gill has an IPL average of 30 but this year it’s just 18. 
  • Glenn Maxwell has an IPL strike rate of 150 but this year it’s a bit lower at 144. 
  • Champion spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has never scored more than 13 runs in an IPL season. 

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