Rajasthan Royals(RR) are set to face Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in the 47th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Monday, May 2 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. In their previous encounter, KKR had lost the match by a mere margin of 7 runs.
RR are having a great run in the tournament and lost only 3 out of 9 matches. A win in this game might help them regain their second position in the points table. The Royals lost their previous match against Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets. They made a score of less than 160 runs only for the second time in the tournament and failed to defend the same. RR would be hoping for a better performance from their middle-order in this match.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
KKR have won just three matches in their nine encounters and are currently placed in the eighth spot in the points table. They lost their previous match against Delhi Capitals after Rovman Powell steered his side to a win by 4 wickets. The batting line-up has struggled for the Knights lately and they will be eyeing to bounce back in the clash against Royals.
WAGING ODDS: RR (1.75) Vs KKR (2.10)
RR are the favorites and are priced at 1.75, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹175.
KKR are the underdogs and priced at 2.10 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹210.
Both the sides are heading into the game with defeats and they both will be eyeing to bounce back. The surface at the Wankhede is expected to deliver another high-scoring match. The batters are likely to find it easy to score runs again and the bowlers might have to do a lot to contain runs. With Knights struggling with the bat, Royals might take the advantage and restrict them to a low score. Royals are likely to clinch a win in the outing.
Prediction: RR to win the match.