KKR vs CSK Predictions and Betting : The three times IPL champions Chennai Super Kings will meet two times IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Both the teams are struggling in IPL 2020 season. Chennai is placed at No. 6 in team standings while Kolkata is placed at No. 4. Chennai have already played 5 matches in IPL 2020 and have lost 3 matches and won 2 matches. Kolkata on other hand have played 4 matches, they won 2 and lost 2.
A win in match against Chennai will push Kolkata to 3rd place while a win for Chennai will put them above both Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata, that is in 3rd place.
KKR vs CSK Predictions and Betting Tips
KKR vs CSK Predictions and Betting : Recent Performance
Chennai started their IPL 2020 season with a victory against Mumbai Indians . Batting first Mumbai set a target of 162 runs which was easily chased down by CSK. Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis and Sam Curran were the stars of the night.
In the next three matches, CSK witnessed back to back defeats. Absence of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu (injured) was felt. The middle order of CSK collapsed no strong partnership took place. They first lost against RR and in next match, CSK lost against Delhi Capitals.
In match against SRH Ambati Rayudu was back in team, however, he could not contribute much for his team and they lost chasing 165 runs target.
Chennai bounced back against Kings XI Punjab. Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson scripted a 10 wicket victory for Chennai. The two opening batsmen chased down a target of 181 runs in 18th over.
KKR lost their first match to MI due to shear brilliance of Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma. KKR's batting order failed to deliver during the chase. Even KKR's death bowling didn't perform well.
KKR made a comeback against Sunrisers Hyderabad. KKR's bowling as well as batting shined. Shubman Gill anchored the innings till the end and ensured KKR a win.
With the inclusion of Varun Chakravarty and Kamlesh Nagarkoti, KKR's bowling has been strengthened. This was proved in the match against Rajasthan Royals. KKR defended target of 175 against a strong batting line-up of RR.
However, they lost their last match against Delhi Capitals. Chasing a target of 229 runs, KKR could manage only 210 runs in 20 overs.
KKR vs CSK Predictions and Betting : Head to Head
Chennai and Kolkata have met each other on 21 occasions. Chennai has had a upper hand. Chennai have won 13 matches while Kolkata have won 7 matches.
One match between the two teams ended without a result.
KKR vs CSK Predictions and Betting : Team Strength
Kolkata have struggled with their batting in this IPL season. The opening duo of Sunil Narine and Shubnam Gill have not given a good opening start. Though Gill is having an outstanding series, Narine has been a sheer disappointment.
Skipper Dinesh Karthik has failed in all the matches while Eoin Morgan has strengthened KKR's middle order. Andre Russel in bat and Pat Cummins as bowling all-rounder will be the ones to watch out.
Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti have impressed fans with their bowling skills while Kuldeep Yadav though he has been part of KKR's Playing XI for all the four matches, he has failed to perform.
Except for Faf Du Plessis no other batsman have played consistently well for CSK in this season's IPL. However, in last match against Punjab he was well assisted by Shane Watson and they both scripted a 10 wicket victory for CSK.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is yet to find his mojo back. Except for match against Rajasthan Royals, he has struggled in IPL 2020.
Sam Curran has performed both with bat and ball. He is the third highest wicket taking bowler in the season so far CSK. Ravindra Jadeja is gradually returning to his best.
Piyush Chawla had impressed with ball in the first match but failed to maintain the same form in rest of the matches. Deepak Chahar bowled really well in the first two matches but was disappointing in the match against DC.
Dwayne Bravo was part of Chennai's Playing XI for two matches and he failed in both.
KKR vs CSK Predictions and Cricket Betting Odds
KKR will face CSK in 21st match of Indian Premier League 2020. The betting sites and predictions platform excepts the match to be a close one however some of the platforms gives Chennai edge over Kolkata in Tuesday's match.
10cric.com, the online cricket betting platform gives both the equal odds. The betting odds for both KKR and CSK is placed at 1.9 as per the platform.
As per Smarkets, the odds for Chennai is placed at 1.91 and for KKR is placed at 1.97 as of now.
At Oddschecker, the odds for Chennai stands at 20/21 and for KKR 19/20 suggesting slight edge for CSK over KKR.