Kolkata Knight Riders will clash with Chennai Super Kings in match number 21 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, on October 7, on Wednesday evening.
Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings are both in a similar place on the points table with four points but the former has a superior net run rate. This is the clash of the muscle vs the mind, and it remains to be seen who comes out on top at the end of the day. Chennai Super Kings Kings pulled off the biggest win in their last game against Kings XI Punjab and the Knight Riders are coming into this fixture on the back of a closely-fought loss. While we let these two sides gear up for this crucial fixture, let us take a closer look at the three of the best team markets I have gathered for you to bet on.
Chennai Super Kings may have made their worst start in the history of the Indian Premier League, but their previous win against Kings XI Punjab set a statement. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis set the record of the highest opening partnership for the Super Kings and guided their side to a 10-wicket win chasing a total of 180-plus. Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders have clashed 22 times in the previous seasons of the Indian Premier League and the former emerged victorious on 14 occasions, leaving only 8 victories for the Knight Riders. Chennai Super Kings have won both their encounters against Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous season of the IPL. In the last 12 head-to-head encounters, Chennai Super Kings have won on 8 occasions, and the Knight Riders have managed to win only 4 games against the Men in Yellow. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.84 for a Chennai Super Kings victory and this market is worth taking the risk because we are talking about MS Dhoni here and not any other skipper leading their side.
The two-time champions have a dream batting order on paper and truth be told, they do possess a lot of power hitters in that rank, who can clear the boundary ropes quite easily. Dinesh Karthik and co. have managed to clear the boundary ropes 43 times in just four matches at an average of almost 11 sixes per game. The Knight Riders have played two matches at the venue so far and they have smashed 11 sixes which is a couple of hits shorter than what we need them to hit. But in the last five head-to-head encounters against Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to clobber 42 sixes, which is an average of more than 8 sixes per game. In the previous season of the Indian Premier League, Kolkata Knight Riders smashed a whopping 143 sixes in 14 matches and that again is an average of more than 10 hits per game. LeoVegas is offering odds of 1.90 for Kolkata Knight Riders to hit more than 6.5 sixes in the upcoming game against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.
Here we are with the third and final market and it should be an easy one for all of us as Chennai Super Kings can once again help us fill our pockets in the middle of the week. One of the most successful franchises in the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings might not have enjoyed a lot till now in the 13th edition of the IPL, but they seemed to have loved hitting fours on a regular basis. MS Dhoni and co. have clobbered 73 boundaries in their five matches so far in IPL 2020 and that is an average of more than 14 fours per game. Chennai Super Kings have played just a solitary match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and in that match they managed to add 16 fours against their name. In the last five head-to-head encounters against Kolkata Knight Riders, Chennai Super Kings clattered 75 fours, which again is an average of 15 hits per match. LeoVegas again is offering odds of 1.87 for Chennai Super Kings to hit at least 14 fours in the game and they should achieve it rather easily.
Chennai Super Kings to win - @ 1.84 (LeoVegas)
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit over 6.5 sixes - @ 1.90 (LeoVegas)
Chennai Super Kings to hit over 13.5 fours - @ 1.87 (LeoVegas)