Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 10, 2019

Let’s get straight to our IPL tips for Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals. Travelling to Eden Gardens on Friday to face the Knight Riders are a Delhi Capitals side who had lost momentum after a dramatic defeat to Kings XI Punjab. However, a comfortable win over RCB last time out should renew their confidence ahead of this vital clash.

Meanwhile, KKR were always going to face a stiff challenge against the Super Kings. On a difficult Chennai pitch, Kolkata then succumbed to CSK’s three-pronged spin attack on Tuesday. The Knight Riders remain in second place and should be a certainty for the playoffs. Nevertheless, the home side will be eager to get back to winning ways here.

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

Despite that setback, the Knight Riders are favourites to take the points in this game and you can claim the home side at odds of 1.66 with Betway. It’s a figure that leaves Delhi Capitals trailing at 2.15. But could momentum help to swing those odds in Delhi’s favour?

KKR can easily blame the pitch for their most recent defeat and it’s clearly not an ideal surface for fans who want to see more runs. The Capitals come here on the back of a win. So the key to the game lies in how Kolkata respond to that loss. Also, whether Andre Russell is fully fit.

It may be closer than the market suggests but we expect a big improvement from the Knight Riders on Friday.

Match Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders: 1.66 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Delhi Capitals 2.15.

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

Andre Russell played a very different kind of innings for KKR in Chennai. However, he still managed to top score with 50 from 44 balls. Betting on IPL markets for Kolkata top batsman offers more options with Russell available for Friday’s contest at 5.00. Do check the teamsheets though, as the West Indian looked to be struggling for fitness at the end of his most recent knock.

The only batsman odds we have at the moment are from Bet365. Nevertheless, when we’re betting on IPL markets, we know they have strong prices. Other options for Kolkata are Chris Lynn at 3.75, Robin Uthappa at 4.33, Sunil Narine at 5.50, Nitish Rana at 7.00 and Dinesh Karthik at 8.00.

In the Delhi Capitals’ version of the top batsman market, the one man we’re all waiting to see fire is Shikhar Dhawan. The left hander has been in subdued form since switching from the Sunrisers. But could this be the time he delivers a profit at 4.00?

Prithvi Shaw shares that favourites berth at 4.00. Other batters to take into account here include Shreyas Iyer at 4.33, Rishabh Pant at 5.00, Colin Ingram at 5.50 and Rahul Tewatia at 13.00.

For our IPL 2019 Satta in this market, we had thought in terms of backing Shikhar Dhawan for Delhi. Surely he’ll return to form soon. We then we saw the price of 5.00 for Rishabh Pant. After some slow performances, the keeper/batsman has drifted in the markets and those are really competitive odds. Like Dhawan, Rishabh Pant is due a big score and we’ll get behind the youngster here.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 3.75, Uthappa 4.33, Russell 5.00, Narine 5.50, Rana 7.00, Karthik 8.00.

Delhi Capitals: Dhawan 4.00, Shaw 4.00, Iyer 4.33, Pant 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Ingram 5.50, Tewatia 13.00.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Knight Riders v Delhi Capitals?

We took a punt on Pant, so we’ll finish this preview with a shorter price in a 50/50 market. The line for total runs is set at 340.5, and the odds to go Over or Under are the same at 1.83.

The most recent game at Eden Gardens produced 408 runs between KKR and Kings XI. That 340.5 mark would subsequently have been exceeded in each of the two matches to be played here so far. We’ll therefore happily go above the line again and look forward to what should be a profitable 40 overs.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 340.5: 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 340.5: 1.83.