Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Delhi Capitals Prediction and Betting Tips
Match 42 – KKR vs. DC – Sat, 24th October
IPL Match Prediction
Match 42 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders taking on the points table leader Delhi Capitals at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. In their previous face-off, KKR nearly pulled off a 228-run chase, falling short by 18 runs. The Delhi Captain Shreyas Iyer played a dominant knock off 38 balls 88 to be the star player.
Our IPL Match Prediction 2020 predicts Delhi will want to consolidate their place on the points table with a comprehensive win. They shall plan precisely to topple the already fragile KKR after their tragic loss to RCB. We think DC will win this match and look to boost their win, securing their place in the playoffs.
KKR, though, found themselves within range of the chasing pack now. Their batting power unit has creaked and groaned throughout the season. Their defeat against RCB has come at a very tricky time in the tournament. No one wants to make dramatic changes, much for Morgan now. The KKR batsmen who showed a lack of intent should be looking to bounce back stronger. Fate is still in their own hands as they are placed fourth in the points table.
On the contrary, Delhi has been cruising this tournament until they met with a speed breaker in their previous encounter against KXIP. Senior player Dhawan motored along, but others in his team ran out of gasoline. Dhawan became the first batsman in the IPL history to score two consecutive centuries. Delhi campo will be running high on confidence after the knock of Dhawan.
Delhi continues to remain on the top of the points table. The Kolkata Knight Riders, on the other hand, would be hoping to win at least three of their four remaining matches of the league stage to book a spot in the playoffs.
Our Dream11 Team Prediction says players like Shikhar Dhawan, Kagiso Rabada, Shreyas Iyer from the Delhi Capitals, Lockie Ferguson, Eoin Morgan, and Tom Banton from the Kolkata Knight Riders will be the Key Players to watch out for in this IPL match.
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
As seen in the previous game on this ground, the bowlers will play an enormous role with plenty of help on offer in the middle overs. Although run-scoring is relatively more comfortable in the powerplay against the new ball, the pacers have enjoyed some swing, which has kept the batsmen on their toes always. IPL Match prediction predicts an exciting game of cricket.
Teams have generally opted to look at the initial phase, with wickets in hand being comfortable handy at this ground. Although teams have scored over 170 at this venue, anything in between 150-160 runs should be highly competitive, given the slow track.
With the pitch expected to slow down as the game progresses, both teams would want to bat first upon winning the toss. Albeit, IPL Match prediction says dew could play a part in the second innings of the game.
Our Favorite Bets:
- DC will win:
Delhi Capitals have been the all-time favorite in this tournament. And they shall remain to do so. As per our Dream11 Team Prediction, expect DC to consolidate their position on the leaderboard.
- Shubman Gill will be Top Performer for KKR:
Shubman Gill’s strike rate is languishing at less than 114, but he’s scored 311 runs in IPL 2020 so far and has been one of the more consistent players at the top of the order for KKR. He has held up nicely when the rest have failed. He should continue to be the top performer for KKR.
- Shreyas Iyer will be Top Performer for DC:
He is amongst the top run-getters in IPL 2020. And signs do point towards another big score from him. Dream11 Team Prediction says he will be the top performer for DC.