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Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challenger Bangalore Prediction and Betting Tips

IPL Match Prediction

Wednesday 21st October, we shall spectate another astonishing match in this Dream 11 IPL 2020 as Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore take on the Kolkata Knight Riders newly lead by Eoin Morgan. The previous contest between the two teams ended with RCB trashing KKR with an 82-run victory.

Both teams are well-matched on paper with momentum also on their sides coming into this game winning their last matches. With two valuable points on offer, and as per our IPL Match Prediction 2020, we should be in for a cracking contest in Abu Dhabi.

Our IPL Match Prediction predicts that KKR will win this battle on 21st October after gaining imperative harmony and combination with Eoin Morgan’s captaincy.

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While KKR is at fourth place and looking to cover some ground towards the playoffs, RCB is currently third, and a win would see them pull level on points with the Delhi Capitals at the top of the table, albeit temporarily.

Aaron Finch’s form was the only concern that appeared to be a team that was further balanced by the inclusion of Chris Morris, which seems to be insouciant for RCB. RCB seems to have learned from their losses, making way to go past every hurdle. The rest of the batting line-up has stood up to be counted more often than not for the Royal Challengers, with AB de Villiers and young Devdutt Padikkal standing out from the lot.

After a promising start to their IPL campaign, the Kolkata Knight Riders were in free-fall, having registered two consecutive losses before their last win. Our Dream11 Team Prediction says this change in captaincy will register better from now onwards in the tournament. The former IPL champions have 10 points so far and will be looking to secure a playoff position. For that to happen, they will need the likes of Shubman Gill, Andre Russel, and Captain Eoin Morgan to fire on all cylinders. Dinesh Karthik also looked in better touch in the last match, free from the stress of captaincy.

Kohli’s men are in for a very stern test against the Knights, who seem to have gotten back into winning ways after super over win against the Sunrisers.

Our Dream11 Team Prediction says players like Shubman Gill, Eoin Morgan, and Lockie Fugerson from the Kolkata Knight Riders, and Captain Virat Kohli, ABD Villiers, and Yuzvendra Chahal from the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be the Key Players to watch out for in this IPL match.

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

The pitch at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium has been on the slower side, with the bowlers ruling the roost in IPL 2020 at this venue. Pace bowlers have been able to extract swing with the new ball, although variations like the change of pace and hitting the correct hard lengths have helped them at the back of the innings. The spinners, too, shall turn the ball for an intriguing matchup in the middle overs, unsettling the batsmen.

Toss Prediction:

Deciding on the toss is undoubtedly going to be tricky for both sides. While the teams have enjoyed success batting first here more often, the trend seems to be shifting in favour of bowling first of late. Although as per, IPL Match prediction dew could play a part in the second half of the match, both teams will look to bat first as the pitch is expected to slow down as the match progresses.

Our Favorite Bets:

  1. KKR will win:

As per our Dream11 Team Prediction, Kolkata Knight Riders is going to win this is battle and create better possibilities for them to reach the playoffs. Both the teams are going to be in a tussle to win.

  • Virat Kohli will be Top Performer for RCB:

Virat Kohli has scored a couple of fifties in the ongoing tournament and has found his rhythm after a few low scores. Hence, we reckon, he should be hungry for more runs to put his team on the top of the table and lead from the front.

  • Lockie Fugerson will be Top Performer for KKR:

KKR played their last game in the same ground. Lockie Fugerson will be adept at bowling on this surface, and having won the super over for his team, registering 5 wickets (including the 2 wickets in the super over), our IPL Match prediction predicts he will be the top performer KKR.