Delhi Capitals (DC) have been betting favorites during the last couple of IPL seasons but they are finding it difficult to break into the top four teams on the IPL points table during the 2022 IPL. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have always been an inconsistent team and they have stayed that way during the 2022 IPL.

DC are currently on 6 points and sit in 7th place on the IPL points table while KKR are just behind them in 7th place on 6 points as well. The difference between the two teams is that DC have a better net run rate. DC have played 7 games, won 3, and lost 4 of them while KKR have played 8 games, won 3, and lost 5 of them.

These two sides played each other during the 2022 IPL on 10 April and DC went on to win by 44 runs. These teams will once again compete on 28 April at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. This is an important game for both sides as the side that loses can consider themselves out of the race to make the 2022 IPL playoffs.

We take a look at the betting odds for this game and then look at the key factors that will decide the outcome of this game.

DC vs KKR Odds

Even though DC beat KKR in their first encounter at IPL 2022 and are ahead of them on the IPL points table, Bet365 has given both teams the same odds of winning. DC and KKR currently have odds of 1.91 as the sportsbooks expect this to be a closely contested game.

Our betting experts disagree with these odds as we think DC are definitely ahead and should be the favorites to win this game. KKR are coming off four consecutive losses and they don’t have any momentum behind them.

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DC vs KKR Match Prediction

Delhi Capitals have done well when their opening batters have played well. With P Shaw and D Warner opening, DC have two players who can quickly take the game from the opposition. They also have a number of big hitters in the middle-order which include their captain R Pant, R Powell, and S Thakur.

KKR are struggling because they still don’t know what their best playing XI looks like and what batting order works best for them. This continues to be a big flaw for KKR and until they fix this, they are going to struggle to make big runs. KKR continues to depend heavily on their captain S Iyer.

Our experts predict that DC will once again be able to get the better of KKR in this game. We don’t expect DC to have an easy game like they did the last time around against KKR. This game should be a lot closer but DC should be able to get their noses in front.

Delhi Capitals Have More Consistent Bowlers

DC have a lot more variety with their bowling attack than KKR and it has worked in their favor. They have four left-hand bowlers and this can pose a problem to some of the KKR batsmen who find it more comfortable to play right-hand bowlers.

KKR have struggled with their bowling but got things right in their last game after they brought in T Southee. On paper, we are going to give DC the edge when it comes to the bowling department.

Key Players Must Fire

DC won their game against KKR on April 10 as P Shaw, D Warner and R Pant made big runs that pushed their total past 200. K Yadav then ran through KKR and picked up 4 wickets to give them an easy win. These are going to be the key players for DC yet again.

KKR struggled in their last game against DC because two of their bowlers in U Yadav and V Chakravarthy turned out to be very expensive and they did not have the services of A Finch. They struggled with their batting because their openers failed and too much pressure was put on the middle order.

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KKR will hope A Finch is fit to play this game as he can be a match-winner for them at the top of the order. They will need to get their opening combination right and sort their batting order out if they are going to be a threat to DC.

DC vs KKR Betting Tips

Here are the IPL betting tips for DC vs KKR T20 match:

Top Batsman

The key batters for DC are going to be P Shaw (3.75), D Warner (3.5), and R Pant (4) while the three most dangerous batters for KKR are their captain S Iyer (3.6), S Billings (4.5), and A Russell (6.5).

We are backing Shreyas Iyer for this bet.

Top Bowler

This match could very well be decided by which team bowls better. The three key bowlers for DC are going to be K Ahmed (4.33), K Yadav (3.75), and M Rahman (4.33). The three bowlers likely to do the most damage for KKR are going to be T Southee (4), S Narine (4.33), and S Mavi (5).

We are backing Kuldeep Yadav for this bet.

Player of the Match

We think this game will be decided by a team performance rather than the individual brilliance of any one player. The player of the match candidates for DC are likely to be D Warner (8.5), R Pant (9), and K Yadav (15) while the three players that are likely to star for KKR are going to be S Iyer (8), A Russell (8) and S Billings (11).

We are going with Shreyas Iyer to be the player of the match.

DC vs KKR Projected Playing XI

We think both sides will go with a playing XI that will probably look like this.

Delhi Capitals: D Warner, P Shaw, L Yadav, R Pant (C), M Marsh, S Thakur, A Patel, R Powell, K Yadav, M Rahman, K Ahmed

Kolkata Knight Riders:  S Billings, N Rana, S Iyer (C), V Iyer, A Russell, S Jackson, S Narine, T Southee, U Yadav, R Kumar, S Mavi.

DC vs KKR Head To Head

These two sides have played each other 30 times so far and KKR are in front. KKR have won 16 games while DC have won 13 games, with one game ending in a no result. The last match between these two sides was during the 2022 IPL and DC had an easy victory.

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