Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on March 22, 2019

Last year’s beaten finalists the Sunrisers Hyderabad take their bow at IPL 12 and they travel to Kolkata as pre-tournament favourites. If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta in the outright tournament betting, Sunrisers look to have good credentials. However, don’t forget former champions KKR who are always a threat. So what are our IPL tips for Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?

We’ll get a good early sense of what to expect from these teams when they face off at Eden Gardens on Sunday.

What are the IPL tips for Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?

These sides look so evenly matched. It’s therefore no surprise to see some sportsbooks listing them at the same win price. In other places, the Knight Riders are the slight favourites and you can pick them up at odds of 1.80 with Betway. The same bookie has Sunrisers Hyderabad on offer at 1.90. But you can improve on that by taking the 2.00 from Bet365.

Betway IPL betting rates for Knight Riders vs Sunrisers.

Betting on IPL matches can be so tricky and this match underlines why. The Sunrisers are favourites to win the tournament so surely there must be some value in that 2.00 price. They have Rashid Khan to spin teams out plus greater batting depth led by David Warner and Kane Williamson.

Kolkata, meanwhile, may not have that depth but we’re just favouring their power hitting top order to fire. Chris Lynn and co can keep Rashid at bay and score quickly against the rest of the attack to secure the win.

Match Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders: 1.80 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Sunrisers Hyderabad 2.00 (Bet365).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?

Chris Lynn is crucial if our first IPL Satta of the game is to come in and the Australian will be a popular pick in KKR’s top batsman market. He’s the favourite to top score for Kolkata on Sunday and can be claimed at 3.75 with Bet365. Lynn’s unlikely opening partner was Sunil Narine in 2018 and you can back the West Indian at 6.00 with Bet365. Meanwhile, Robin Uthappa may be a steadier option at 4.33 with Betway.

Other options for the Knight Riders in this market include Joe Denly at 4.50 with Bet365, and Shubman Gill at 5.00 with Betway. Plus Nitish Rana at 8.50 and Andre Russell at 9.50 – both with Betway.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi but they welcome back David Warner to the squad. Jonny Bairstow also signs for 2019 but he may have to wait behind Warner and Williamson. Betting on IPL markets for SRH top batsman here shows Warner as clear favourite at 3.50  followed by Williamson at 4.00, both with Bet365.

Martin Guptill is also on board and the big Kiwi can be claimed at 4.33 with Bet365. Other Hyderabad batters include Bairstow at 4.50 with Bet365, Manish Pandey at 5.00 with Bet365, and Wriddhiman Saha at 6.50 with Bet365. Meanwhile, Yusuf Pathan can be picked up at 9.00 with Betway.

This is a tough call. While we’re tempted by the in-form Williamson for Sunrisers, Robin Uthappa has delivered us some consistent profits over many seasons. He’s a steady batter and at 4.33, offers slightly better value for an IPL 2019 Satta across these markets.

Top Batsmans Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 3.75 (Bet365), Uthappa 4.33 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Denly 4.50 (Bet365), Gill 5.00 (Betway), Narine 6.00 (Bet365), Rana 8.50 (Betway), Russell 9.50 (Betway).

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Warner 3.50 (Bet365), Williamson 4.00 (Bet365), Guptill 4.33 (Bet365), Bairstow 4.50 (Bet365), Pandey 5.00 (Bet365), Saha 6.50 (Bet365), Pathan 9.00 (Bet365).

What are the total runs IPL tips for Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?

It’s been a very full review up to this point. Therefore, we’ll end very quickly with our final Satta of the day. Bet365 have set a total runs line at 338.5 and have quoted the same odds of 1.83 for both Over and Under bets.

We think the sides will exceed that figure. Especially considering all that batting talent, which includes Williamson, Warner, Lynn, Uthappa and many more. We’re hoping for a feast of runs at this year’s IPL. Moreover, we’re looking at an early profit from a high scoring contest.

Total Runs Odds Summary: Over 338.5, 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 338.5, 1.83 (Bet365).