IPL 2019 Betting Match Six: Keep faith with Rahul

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:54 AM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 6:54 AM UTC

Ed Hawkins @cricketbetting warns punters of betting after the toss for this contest between two sides who have both got a win under their belts in IPL2019.

<h2>Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab</h2><p>Wednesday 27 March 14.30, Eden Gardens</p><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kolkata-knight-riders-ipl-2019-team-profile/89573/" target="_blank" title="Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL 2019 Team Profile">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> downed tournament favourites, Sunrisers Hyderabad, to upset the IPL 2019 title odds applecart and they look to make it back-to-back wins against <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kings-xi-punjab-ipl-2019-team-profile/89572/" target="_blank" title="Kings XI Punjab: IPL 2019 Team Profile">Kings XI Punjab</a> here, who also won their first encounter.</p><p>It is impossible however not to be impressed and unimpressed respectively about the two teams’ efforts so far. The Knight Riders got up from the canvas in a thrilling chase against Sunrisers, the best bowling unit in the tournament and arguably one of the finest field unit in T20 history. Andre Russell produced one of the most destructive innings you’re likely to see.</p><p>Kings, however, employed dubious tactics to fight back and take the spoils against Rajasthan Royals. They were staring down the barrel of defeat with Jos Buttler blasting them to all parts but Kings captain Ravi Ashwin mankaded Buttler to remove him from the crease. Although within the laws – Ashwin ran out Buttler with the batter backing up in delivery stride – it is against the spirit of the game and is hugely frowned upon.</p><p>In short, then, Kolkata have a well-deserved win and Kings don’t. And the layers aren’t fooled, making Kolkata jollies at 8/11 (1.73) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Bet365</a> and Betfred with Kings available at 5/4 (2.25) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Betfair</a>.</p><p>We couldn’t possibly advise, however, betting KKR pre-toss. There is a whopping toss bias here in favour of the chaser at 60% so they’re only a wager if the flip goes their way.</p><p>If it does, it may pay to hold off for the first six overs. We know KL Rahul and <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chris-gayle-cricket-player-profile/89594/" target="_blank" title="Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile">Chris Gayle</a> will look to go hell for leather up front because they known a monster score is required at this ground. And that means we could see a flip on the odds in-running. We’d look to get with KKR at, say, 5/4 after the first six or at the break. They could well chase up to 190.</p><p>Speaking of Rahul and Gayle, we correctly identified the duo as ricks on the top Kings runscorer market against Rajasthan. They were both bigger than they should be. Unfortunately we sided with Rahul because he gave us the greater edge. Typically, Gayle landed. We’ll keep faith with Rahul here, though and take the 11/4 (3.75) that <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Bet365</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Betfair</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Paddy Power</a> offer.</p><h2>Best tip for the match</h2><p><em><strong>KL Rahul top Kings bat <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Bet365</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Betfair</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Paddy Power</a></strong></em></p>
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