Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 8, 2019

The top two sides meet in Chennai on Tuesday and already, both look set for a place in the playoffs. We may not be at the halfway point in the group phase, but already, CSK and KKR might be thinking about topping the table and an easier passage through to the final. Tuesday’s clash will therefore give us a greater insight into their chances. But who do our IPL tips for Super Kings v Knight Riders favour in what could be an incredibly tight contest?

What are the IPL tips for Super Kings v Knight Riders?

Based on form and the fact that both these teams are locked on eight points after five matches, it was no shock to see sportsbooks quoting the same win odds here. If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta on this clash, the Super Kings are available at 1.90, while Kolkata can also be picked up at 1.90 with Betway.

Betting on IPL markets do not get trickier than this and we wouldn’t necessarily bet against a Super Over. Both sides have shown that key ability to win from apparently hopeless positions. And that’s why CSK and KKR seem certain to make it out of the groups. The toss could be important and we may favour the chasing side. But if pushed to name a winner, the Knight Riders have been more impressive. If they are on top of their game, they should seal the points.

Match Odds Summary: Chennai Super Kings 1.90, Kolkata Knight Riders 1.90 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Super Kings v Knight Riders?

It might be a concern for opposition teams that Chennai’s batters have yet to really fire. We’re five games in and the highest individual score is an undefeated 75 from MS Dhoni. Someone could go really big against KKR and the bookies have listed Shane Watson as favourite at 4.00.

Suresh Raina follows at 4.33. Meanwhile, Faf Du Plessis, who top scored against Kings XI last time out, is available at 4.50. Chennai’s batting looks stronger with Du Plessis back in the side. However, you can also get behind Ambati Rayudu at 5.50, or MS Dhoni at 7.00.

For Kolkata, Andre Russell is starting to look like a hot contender for player of the series. The West Indian has produced some stunning displays with bat and ball. Consequently, Russell is available at 5.50 to top score against CSK.

This time around, Chris Lynn is a clear favourite at 4.00. He’s followed by Robin Uthappa at 4.50. We still wait for Sunil Narine to turn in a devastating performance with the bat. In the meantime, you can pick him up here at 5.50. Other options for KKR include Nitish Rana at 6.00, Dinesh Karthik at 7.00and Carlos Brathwaite at 23.00.

Russell’s devastating displays with the bat make him a popular option when betting on IPL top batsman markets. Nevertheless, we’re waiting for Robin Uthappa to deliver. He’s been in reasonable form at times and against top quality opposition in the Super Kings, it may be time for his more patient approach to step up.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Watson 4.00, Raina 4.33, Du Plessis 4.50, Rayudu 5.50, Dhoni 7.00, Jadhav 10.00.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 4.00, Uthappa 4.50 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Narine 5.50, Rana 6.00, Karthik 7.00, Brathwaite 23.00.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Super Kings v Knight Riders?

We think we’ve spotted a little value in the Total Runs betting where for once, there is an odds against price. Bet365 has set at 336.5 and if you bet under that, you will get just 1.66. But going over the bar brings a better price of 2.10.

The surface in Chennai is a difficult one and we’ve already seen some low scoring. However, the higher quality batters in the Knight Riders line up could make a difference. There is enough depth in both sides to exceed 336.5 so, for our final IPL 2019 Satta of this game, we’re happy to take that 2.10 price.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 336.5: 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 336.5: 1.66.