Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 27, 2019

Current form makes Mumbai Indians the clear favourites against the Kolkata Knight Riders. But who do our IPL tips for Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians favour for this crucial match? Also, where should your IPL 2019 Satta be placed in the match betting?

The Knight Riders had started IPL 12 so positively but a run of six straight defeats means that Sunday’s game at Eden Gardens is a must win. Meanwhile, Mumbai travel to Kolkata in good spirits after beating league leaders Chennai Super Kings on Friday. Furthermore, Rohit Sharma’s men will have been particularly pleased to have dismissed CSK for just 109.

What are the IPL tips for Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians?

KKR’s dreadful run of form means that Dinesh Karthik’s men are the outside bet at odds of 2.10 with Bet365. Mumbai are looking good for the playoffs and the away side therefore start as favourites at 1.72.

If you’ve been betting on IPL markets throughout this tournament then you won’t have too much faith in the Knight Riders. Nevertheless, we think they are equipped for an upset. Batting was strong against Rajasthan last time out as the skipper made 97 and they really should have put some overdue points on the board. It may not be our most confident tip this season. Still, we’re backing KKR’s batters to produce an even more emphatic display on Sunday.

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

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians?

If Kolkata are to justify our faith, then we need Chris Lynn to be at his best. The powerful Aussie opener has been inconsistent this season but he remains favourite to top score against Mumbai at 3.75 with Betway. Andre Russell follows at 5.00. We may also see Robin Uthappa return to become an option at 5.00.

Dinesh Karthik’s unbeaten 97 will see interest in the skipper at 8.00. Other Kolkata batters include Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill at 5.50, and Sunil Narine at the same 5.50.

For the Indians, Rohit Sharma hasn’t enjoyed the most prolific of tournaments. However, the skipper top scored against CSK on Friday with 67 from 48 balls. Rohit is now a joint favourite to score most Mumbai runs on Sunday at 3.75. Quinton De Kock is also at 3.75, and he’s the only Indians’ batsman to appear in the top ten Orange Cap contenders.

Your winner is likely to come from those two. Other Mumbai options, however, include Suryakumar Yadav at 5.50, and Ishan Kishan at 7.00. Longer shots include Kieron Pollard at 10.00, Hardik Pandya at 10.00, and Krunal Pandya at 11.00.

We went for the outsiders in the previous section. So, for our IPL 2019 Satta on top batsman, we’ll pick a favourite. If KKR are to pick up some badly needed points from this match then they will need a fast start. Not a quick 20 and out from Sunil Narine, but a sustained, big innings. We’re therefore challenging Chris Lynn to provide that major contribution.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 3.75 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Russell 5.00, Uthappa 5.00, Rana 5.50, Gill 5.50, Narine 5.50, Karthik 8.00.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma 3.75, De Kock 3.75, Yadav 5.50, Kishan 7.00, Pollard 10.00, Hardik Pandya 10.00, Krunal Pandya 11.00.

What are the most sixes IPL tips for Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians?

It’s been a full review so far and we’ll therefore quickly finish with one of our favourite markets. Betting on IPL games means balancing your bets and looking for value. We think we’ve found it in the most sixes category.

KKR are favourites, but their price of 2.00 is a generous one. For it to convert, we need Lynn and Dre Russ to fire, but they can get enough support through the order to deliver a nice profit in a game where it’s time for the Knight Riders to step up.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Kolkata Knight Riders 2.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Mumbai Indians 2.05, The Tie 8.50.