The first of two Indian Premier League matches taking place on Saturday sees Kolkata Knight Riders take on Kings XI Punjab and both these sides are in the top four in standings.
In the tournament outright winner betting at the time of writing the Knight Riders can be backed at around 4/1 and the Kings XI are priced at around 9/2. We also have a whole host of other outright markets which can be viewed here.
The Knight Riders made it back to back wins with a 7 wicket victory away to Rajasthan Royals on Wednesday. KKR relied heavily on spin in the Royals innings and they ended up chasing 161 for victory, something they achieved with 7 balls to spare.
KKR now have 3 wins and 2 defeats against their name and this will be their fourth home game. Earlier matches at Eden Gardens saw KKR beat RCB by 4 wickets, they lost to the Sunrisers by 5 wickets and beat the Daredevils by 71 runs.
Nitish Rana is top scorer for KKR with 163 runs in 5 knocks and Andre Russell has 153 from 4 innings. With the ball Sunil Narine has taken 7 wickets and Kuldeep Yadav has 6.
The Kings XI were in action at home to the Sunrisers on Thursday and they became the first team to beat the Hyderabad franchise this season, a third win in 4 games. Chris Gayle was the star of the show, unbeaten with 104 of his sides total of 193 including 11 of KXP’s 15 maximums.
This will be only the second away fixture for KXP who lost to the Royal Challengers in Bangalore by 4 wickets back in Match 8, their only defeat so far.
Chris Gayle is top KXP run scorer with 167 in just 2 knocks whilst Tye and Mohit Sharma have 5 wickets each.
Head to Head
IPL Matches 21, Knight Riders wins 14, Kings XI wins 7
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Kolkata Knight Riders 8/10
Kings XI Punjab even money
Note: Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change
Chris Gayle is on fire right now and how the KKR spinners perform will be key to the outcome. With the hitting power on view we side with 15 maximums or more.
Bet: Total match sixes over 14.5 at 5/6 Bet Here