IPL 2019 Betting Matches 38 and 39: Sun going down on Kolkata

Ed Hawkins

Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:18 PM UTC

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2019 10:18 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) expects KKR’s poor form to continue in Sunday’s double header

<h2 style="text-align:center">Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/sunrisers-hyderabad-vs-kolkata-knight-riders-3753731/?mtid=6" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday 21 April, 11.30</strong></a></p><p>Kolkata Knight Riders are in crisis as they visit <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/sunrisers-hyderabad-ipl-2019-team-preview/89566/" target="_blank">Sunrisers</a> and they could have picked few worse opponents to visit to try to reverse a slide which threatens their play-off hopes.</p><p>After defeat by Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, KKR find themselves third from bottom with four wins from nine. That’s only one more success than Rajasthan Royals who, it is accepted, are a poor team.</p><p>Against Bangalore their bowling and work in the field was, once again, inefficient. And their batting was, once again, inefficient and requiring Andre Russell to produce. Russell smashed 65 from 25 balls. By normal human beings that is extraordinary but it is becoming the norm for him.</p><p>Russell bemoaned not batting higher afterwards. And he is right. What is the point of getting so far behind in a chase of 214 and waiting until he comes in at No 6? Pointless. The villain of the piece was Robin Uthappa whose inexplicable go-slow (nine from 43 balls) cost them the match.</p><p>Still, the bottom line with KKR is that they are a one-man team. God forbid what will happen if Russell has an overdue off day.</p><p>For that reason we think they are poor value at odds-on. Sunrisers are available at even money (2.0) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank">Bet365</a> and although they too have issues, confidence should be up after beating Chennai Super Kings last time out.</p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p><em>Back Sunrisers evens Bet365</em></p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, Chinnaswamy International Stadium</h2><p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/royal-challengers-bangalore-vs-chennai-super-kings-3753732/?mtid=6" target="_blank"><strong>Sunday 21 April, 15.30</strong></a></p><p>Bangalore are dangerous with the bat. They are dangerous with the ball. But only for the spectators in the crowd. Theirs was a classic RCB performance against KKR last time out. They scorched to 214 and then had problems defending. We would always much rather be on RCB in a chase because they can have 200 on the board and be nowhere near comfortable.</p><p>The odds are not big enough for us to be tempted by RCB here, though. They are best at 11/10 (2.10) with Bet365, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a" target="_blank">Betfred</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829">Coral</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank">Ladbrokes</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank">William Hill</a>. Chennai are 8/11 (1.73). Our best bet is a wager on <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-cricket-player-profile/89593/" target="_blank">Virat Kohli’s</a> excellent form continuing. His century inspired their win against KKR and the 10/11 (1.91) that <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair</a> offer about him busting 32.5 runs is decent.</p><h2>Best tips for the match</h2><p><em>Back Virat Kohli over 32.5 runs 10/11 Betfair</em></p>
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