Chennai Super Kings will go head on with Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 49 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, in Dubai, on October 29, on Thursday evening.
Chennai Super Kings have had a tournament to forget and they are trying to salvage some pride in their remaining games of IPL 2020. Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, need to win two in two to cement their place in the Indian Premier League 2020 playoff stage. It surely is a daunting task for the two-time champions but they will be up against a side which has definitely not been upto its standard. Meanwhile, I have handpicked three of the best team bets for you to bet on from this match and I am willing to take you through them one by one.
This one is dicey but definitely worth the return the market has to offer for all you punters! Moreover, I do have statistics to back it up; therefore it could well be a safe market as might not think it to be! Kolkata Knight Riders might not have a great head-to-head record (in terms of wins) against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL but in the last 10 matches, each team have won five a piece. Prior to those 10 matches, it was 9-4 to Chennai Super Kings and that shows that the Men in Purple and Gold have managed to pull things back in their favour in recent years. Kolkata Knight Riders even won the last game by 10 runs against Chennai Super Kings earlier this season. And finally, if you are going by the form of the two teams, then it is hands down Knight Riders as they are in contention to book a place in the playoff stage whereas the Super Kings are down and out of that race. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.80 for Kolkata Knight Riders to complete a double over Chennai Super Kings for the first time since 2012.
Looks like we are in for a ride tomorrow as the Men in Purple and Gold have plenty to offer for you punters! From who is going to win the match, now let us shift our focus to who is going to hit more sixes in the game. Kolkata Knight Riders have managed to clear the boundary ropes 69 times whereas the three-time IPL champions have done it 65 times and that definitely looks tight, doesn't it? Don't fret as I have got this under control - In the last three head-to-head meetings, KKR has smashed 16 sixes while CSK has only 8 to their name. The last time these two sides met earlier this season at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the Knight Riders clobbered 5 sixes and the Super Kings could only add 3 hits to their name. LeoVegas yet again has come up with the best of odds (2.00) for Kolkata Knight Riders to hit more sixes in the game and this is your chance to double up that investment of yours on Thursday!
Dubai International Cricket Stadium has produced some edge-of-the-seat games in this ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. My gut feeling says that we could well be in for yet another cliffhanger of a game considering the pitch which has not seemed to deteriorate at all. Believe it or not, 16 out 21 games saw scores of 161 runs and above in the 1st innings at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The last game which was played at this venue prior to this forthcoming fixture, Sunrisers Hyderabad notched up a mammoth total of 219/2 in their allotted 20 overs. 37 out of 48 matches so far in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League has produced 1st innings scores of 161 or more. I think these few statistics are decent enough for us to understand the value of this market and head over to Bet 365 website, which is offering odds of 1.83 for the 1st innings total to be north of 160.5 runs!
Kolkata Knight Riders to win - @ 1.80 (LeoVegas)
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit more sixes - @ 2.00 (LeoVegas)
1st innings total to be over 160.5 runs - @ 1.83 (Bet 365)