Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 31st IPL

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Archrivals of IPL will face each other in the eliminator of IPL 2021. Royal Challengers Bangalore has produced a clinical performance continuously this season.

Betting Tips: Royal Challengers Bangalore has the perfect combination of bowlers and batsmen, hence, they are expected winners.
Betting Odds: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win 1.77; Kolkata Knights Riders to win 1.97 Casumo Sport

Maxwell and Harshal Patel have performed exceptionally well in the last couple of matches. The consistency has helped the whole team to contribute equally. 

KKR have been average with their batting performance. They rely on openers and RCB has a better bowling record in the first 6 overs. 

Eliminator - team x vs team y (depends on the matchup) Prediction 

Considering statical advantage and current team forms, Royal Challengers Bangalore appears to be the clear winner of this encounter unless KKR produces a miraculous performance.

Why Bet on RCB eliminator - team x vs team y (depends on the matchup)

✅ Wickets of Maxwell, De Villiers and Kohli will be crucial for Kolkata Knight Riders. If they don't get them soon, the match will be out of their hands.

✅ For Kolkata Knight Riders, the middle order has failed to perform constantly and make a winning impact. RCB will exploit this weakness.

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium
Date: Oct 11th
Time: 19:30 IST
Broadcast/Live Streaming: Star Sports
Betting Pick: Royal Challengers Bangalore will win this match
Betting Odds: 1.77 (RCB), 1.97 (KKR) 
Where to play: Casumo Sport

Who will win in Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders?

The teams have met 26 times before this season, and of these, the Kolkata Knight Riders have won up to 14 times. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore have won 12 times, putting them very close in terms of head to head. There has never been a tie in any match between both teams, so you can take that into consideration when you want to choose who will win in your RCB vs KKR picks.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs RCB Betting Strategies

IPL matches come with many betting markets, and the key betting strategy on games such as RCB vs KKR or KKR vs CSK predictions is to consider an in-depth look into both teams. Check their form, previous performance on that same pitch, their record when they bat first or second, or if it's a pitch that is friendly to batters or a spinner-friendly pitch. A Batsman-friendly pitch is more favourable to the Royal Challengers, as they are a team with a very strong top-order in Kohli and De Villiers, along with Padikkal. Aside from that, you will need to look at individual stats, especially if you want to place player-specific bets in the KKR vs RCB match.

Who Will Win

Suppose you want to bet on who will win this match; you need to be familiar with the recent head-to-head statistics. Although the h2h suggests that the game is closely tied, there has never been a tie between the teams. You should look at each team's performance and form against other teams. For instance, you can look at the SRH vs KKR match or the RCB vs SRH live score to learn more. Additionally, you can check the team sheets to see if any major injuries might directly or indirectly impact the match's outcome.

Top Batsman

The top batsman bet is a player-specific wager. As a result, you need to have a good understanding of each player's form and talent. You need to know who is likely to come out on top at the end of the match as the top batsman. For instance, you can look at players like Mohammed Siraj, DC Pandey, and others. With that, you can conclude with your match pick for the top batsman.

Top Batsman KKR

For Kolkata, Indian sensation Shubhman Gill and talented youngster Nitish Rana are the leading batsmen. The evergreen captain Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russel are also always a threat down the middle and are sure to be among the options in this market.

Top Batsman RCB

For RCB, the usual suspects to be the top scorers would be captain Virat Kohli and South African legend AB de Villiers. Both are notorious for destroying bowling attacks in the league. They are followed by young Indian sensation Devdutt Padikkal, who was sensational last season with top-class performances. The team also added Glenn Maxwell in a record fee transfer, who is one to watch.

Top Bowler

Similar to the top batsman bet, the leading bowler option is also player-specific, and your chance is on who will end up being the game's top bowler. Similarly, it would be best if you took the time to go through each player's recent run of form and individual performance in the previous matches. You can look at the IPL yesterday match to see who is currently being favoured as the top bowler. Additionally, you can easily place bets based on the odds by backing the bowler with the lowest odds.

Top Bowler KKR

Kolkata has historically been a team of spinners. However, their young pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti created havoc in the league in recent times. Couple with the big Aussie Pat Cummins, KKR have a fairly strong bowling lineup. Andre Russell is another weapon in their arsenal.

Top Bowler RCB

RCB have a decent bowling lineup, led by Indian internationals Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini. However, the clear favourite to be the top bowler is undoubtedly Yuzvendra Chahal, also RCB's highest wicket-taker.

Player Betting

There are other player-specific bets you can place in your RCB vs KKR predictions. However, before you can place your bet, you need to be familiar with how different player stats influence the match. You can even check the previous KKR and RCB matches 2021 to see how each player has recently affected games. You can then proceed to place player-specific bets in the game.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs KKR Head to Head

To complete your RCB vs KKR tips, you need to look at the teams head-to-head closely. You can check the live score cricket matches that both teams have played in the past for a start. With that, you can see how both teams have been performing against each other. KKR won the first match between Kolkata Knight and Royal Challengers by five runs. However, in the last five meetings, RCB has won 3 while winning the previous two games. As it stands, KKR is leading in the h2h with 14 wins, but RCB is not far behind with 12 wins.

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Streaming

The official broadcasting rights of the IPL are with Star Sports, who use four different channels to telecast the league in various regional languages. The official streaming partner is Hotstar, which charges a premium for customers who want to catch live streaming SRH vs KKR on their phones or laptops. SRH vs Knight live score can also be followed on different live stream apps.

General Info About KKR vs RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs KKR, who will win?

It's not easy to predict who would win the match as they are closely matched. Mohammed Siraj is a good choice for single-player bets.

Who owns Royal Challengers Bangalore?

RCB is owned by United Spirits.

Who owns Kolkata Knight Riders?

KKR is owned Shah Rukh Khan, Jay Mehta, Juhi Chawla, and Red Chillies Entertainment

How many times has Kolkata Knight Riders won IPL?

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the IPL twice.

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