Kolkata Knight Riders will take on league leaders Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, this Saturday. While both the teams will be needing a win to propel forward, the Capitals will be more confident going into the game, with the rub of the green on their side so far. But, Kolkata Knight Riders will leave no stones unturned to claim all three points and stay in contention for the championship. Either way, the match is promising to be a cliffhanger, so do not miss out on the action.
To double the fun, I have already assorted the top three bets for you from the market and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest accordingly to earn lucrative rewards.
One of the safest bets in the market for sure, with the Delhi Capitals having an excellent season so far. In the 10 matches played so far, the team has hit a total of 147 boundaries, at a rate of 14.7 hits per match, having hit more than 13 in six of those matches. Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders have conceded a total of 135 boundaries in 10 matches, at a rate of 13.5 hits per match, with them shipping in at least 14 in six of those matches. In the last H2H match between these two sides, Delhi Capitals have struck a total of 18 boundaries.
Moreover, Shikhar Dhawan is leading the charts for the maximum boundaries hit, with a count of 51, while Shreyas Iyer and Prithvi Shaw have struck 24 and 23 boundaries respectively and are also in the list of the top 15. On the other hand, just one member of the Kolkata Knight Riders is on the list - Shubman Gill, with 29 boundaries to his name. In the last four H2H matches between these two sides, Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of (18, 17, 20, 14), at a rate of 17.25 hits per match, having struck more than 13 in each of those games. I hope you have placed the bet by now.
Like the previous one, this one is also a no-brainer, with the Delhi Capitals' batsman in fine form. In the 10 matches played so far, the IPL side has hit a total of 63 sixes, at a rate of 6.3 per innings, having struck more than 4 in eight of those matches. In the last four H2H matches between these two sides, Delhi Capitals have hit a total of 44 sixes (14, 7, 7, 16), at a rate of 11 hits per match, having struck at least 5 sixes in each of those matches, which includes the last encounter, earlier this season.
Delhi Capitals have some of the best hitters in this season of the Indian Premier League, in the likes of Shreyas Iyer (13 sixes), Shikhar Dhawan (10 sixes), Marcus Stoinis (11 sixes) and Shimron Hetmyer (10 sixes) - while all of them hits more than 1 six on averages, which pretty much covers our case. Meanwhile, young Prithvi Shaw also has a knack of hitting a few during the powerplays. Overall, there is no reason not to believe that the Capitals would not hit at least five sixes in the upcoming match. So please place your bets.
Apart from a few slip ups, Delhi Capitals' campaign have been perfect this season, with them leading the points table with 7 wins and 3 losses. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost 5 of their 10 matches, out of which two wins were narrow escapes. Moreover, the humiliating defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the previous game was disappointing, with a win over the top team that is highly unlikely for the time being.
In the past five H2H matches between these two sides, Delhi Capitals emerged victorious in four out of them, with them losing the last time back in 2018. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have won just 1 out of their last four matches, with the win coming after the scores were tied against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Delhi Capitals cruised to an 18-run victory in the previous match against the IPL rivals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, earlier this year. With all evidence pointing to one direction, we should not waste time and place our bets as soon as possible.
Delhi Capitals to hit over 13.5 boundaries @ 1.90 (Bet 365)
Delhi Capitals to hit over 4.5 sixes @ 1.80 (Bet 365)
Delhi Capitals to win the match @ 1.67 (Sportsbet.io)