Delhi Capitals v Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL Betting Tips

By Craig Simpkin on March 28, 2019

Two teams with wins already under their belt in IPL 2019 meet on Saturday when the Delhi Capitals welcome the Kolkata Knight Riders to the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. The hosts were defeated here by the Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. They will therefore be looking to bounce straight back against a Kolkata team that has so far been victorious in both of their games. How do our IPL tips for Delhi Capitals v Knight Riders see this one going?

What are the IPL tips for Delhi Capitals v Knight Riders?

Home advantage is often a factor in cricket matches of all formats. But the bookies aren’t convinced in this case and Bet365 have priced the Kolkata Knight Riders as their 1.72 favourite.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Capitals are 2.10 to pull off something of a shock win. However, you suspect there won’t be too many rushing to have their IPL 2019 Satta on Shreyas Iyer’s men.

KKR have already chased down 181 to beat the bookies’ favourite for the IPL title, the Sunrisers Hyderabad. And last time out they posted the highest total of the competition so far: 218/4 against Kings XI Punjab.

Match Odds Summary: Delhi Capitals 2.10, Kolkata Knight Riders 1.72 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Delhi Capitals v Knight Riders?

The fireworks of Rishabh Pant took all the headlines in Delhi’s opening win at the Mumbai Indians. Pant was unbeaten on 78 coming off just 28 balls, and featured seven maximums. He looks a tempting price at 4.50 with Betway to repeat that feat. But it’s always a risk backing a middle-order batsman to top score in the short format.

Shikhar Dhawan looks like he might represents better value. The old stager has notched 94 runs in his two innings thus far. And with KKR’s opening bowlers (Prasidh Krishna and Lockie Ferguson) looking innocuous so far, perhaps he can take full advantage. Dhawan is 4.00 to top score for the Capitals.

Other contenders for Delhi in this market include the captain Iyer at 4.50, Colin Ingram – fresh from his 47 off 32 against the Mumbai Indians – at 4.50, and opening bat Prithvi Shaw at 5.00.

As for the Knight Riders, it is Nitish Rana who has caught the eye with innings of 68 and 63 thus far. His versatility – nudging the ball round against the Sunrisers, bludgeoning it against the Kings XI – should ensure bettors a good run for their money at 5.50.

The Capitals’ bowling attack could include Ishant Sharma, Kagiso Rabada and Trent Boult. And playing the quicker bowlers suits Chris Lynn much more than tackling the spinners. The Aussie is 3.75 to top score for KKR. Other options include the dynamic Andre Russell (97 runs in two innings so far) at 9.00, Robin Uthappa at 4.00, and the captain, Dinesh Karthik, at 8.00.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Delhi Capitals: Dhawan 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Pant 4.50 (Betway), Iyer 4.50, Ingram 4.50, Munro 4.50, Shaw 5.00, Vihari 7.00.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 3.75, Uthappa 4.00, Denly 4.75, Rana 5.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Karthik 8.00, Russell 9.00.

What are the highest opening partnership IPL tips for Delhi Capitals v Knight Riders?

Bet365 have priced both teams at 1.90 in the Highest Opening Partnership market. Here, however, we are predicting Delhi to have the edge over Kolkata. Shikhar Dhawan will nurse Prithvi Shaw through the opening couple of overs against a fairly toothless KKR bowling attack.

The Knight Riders often take the opportunity to mix things up, with Sunil Narine as an explosive pinch-hitter. But pairing such a ‘hitter’ with an out-of-form Chris Lynn at the top of the order could be a recipe for disaster for Dinesh Karthik.

Highest Opening Partnership in Match Odds Summary: Delhi Capitals, 1.90 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Kolkata Knight Riders, 1.90.