Tuesday evening is promising to be an exciting one, with Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders set to cross paths at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi. Both the teams are in contention for the knockout stages and a win for either will keep them in a comfortable position at the end of the day. Even though Royal Challengers Bangalore are ahead by a couple of points, that hardly matters when the players take the field. Overall, the match will be worth watching, so do not miss out on the action.
To make this Tuesday even more exciting, I have handpicked the top three bets for you from the betting market and listed them below. Just go through my analysis and invest accordingly to win loads of money by the end of the game.
With odds of 1.64 offered by Sportsbet.io, we should definitely invest in this one cause the deal is a guaranteed one and I can prove you why. In the nine matches so far, Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of 119 boundaries, at a rate of 13.2 hits per match, having struck at least 13 in six of those matches. Having played six matches at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium this season, the IPL side has struck a total of 87 boundaries (13, 14, 14, 17, 13, 16), striking at a rate of 14.5 boundaries per innings, having hit more than 12 in each of those matches.
In the last five H2H matches, Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of 73 boundaries (8, 17, 15, 18, 15), striking at a rate of 14.6 hits per match, with them hitting at least 13 in four of those matches. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore have conceded a total of 110 boundaries in nine matches (12.22 hits per match), even though they have let in at least 13 boundaries in four of thos matches. It would be foolish not to invest in this particular bet with the outcome likely to turn in our favour.
It is not that Royal Challengers Bangalore openers have been exceptional, but they have done a better job than Kolkata Knight Riders. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch have been good this season, sporting averages of 32.88 and 22.77 runs per innings respectively. In the nine matches played so far, the duo has stitched up a total of 359 runs before the fall of the first wicket, at a rate of almost 40 runs per match, having registered the better opening stand in the three of the above-mentioned matches. If that is not convincing, read along.
Kolkata Knight Riders, a team which has shuffled with their opening pair all along the way, have put up just 202 runs overall, before the fall of the first wicket, averaging just 22.44 runs per match, having had the better opening stand in just three of those matches as well. In the last five H2H matches between these two sides, Royal Challengers Bangalore have had the upper hand in each of those matches, having put up 234 runs before the fall of the first wicket, at a rate of 46.8 runs per innings, compared to Kolkata Knight Riders’ 132 runs (26.4 runs per match) in the same time frame. I hope you have placed the bet by now.
The reason to shortlist this particular bet is the past record at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium and most importantly the dimensions of the ground. In the last five matches at the venue, the number of sixes hit were - 32 (5, 7, 10, 7, 3), at a rate of 6.4 hits per match, with none of those cases registering more than 10 sixes. Overall, in 13 matches played at the venue so far, the number of sixes hit is 120, averaging 9.2 hits per match, with just three matches witnessing at least 11 sixes out of those matches.
On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders have hit a total of 53 sixes this season, at a rate of 5.88 hits per match, with just three matches registering more than 10 sixes in those games. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore have struck a total of 54 sixes in nine matches, at a rate of 6 hits per match, even though just four of those matches registered more than 10 sixes. In the last H2H match between these two sides, earlier this season, a total of 10 sixes were hit, even though the match was played at the Sharjah Cricket Ground - the smallest of all three this season. There is no way we can ignore this bet.
Kolkata Knight Riders to hit over 12.5 fours @ 1.64 (Sportsbet.io)
Royal Challengers to have the highest opening partnership @ 1.75 (Leo Vegas)
Total sixes to be under 10.5 @ 1.89 (Sportsbet.io)