Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders – 10/10/2020

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October 10, 2020
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
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Punjab v Kolkata – IPL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 10/10/2020

Kolkata are looking to fire themselves towards the top of the table by backing up their previous win over Chennai.

They should be full of confidence after that success and won’t want to slip up against a struggling Kings XI side.

KXIP suffered their fifth loss in six games when losing to Hyderabad last time out.

Take a look at our free IPL tips ahead of this contest.

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders Betting Tips
Best Bet Glenn Maxwell to get under 29.5 player performance points at 1.83 with bet365
Value Bet Nitish Rana to be Kolkata’s top batsman at 6.5 with 10CRIC
Longshot Bet Andre Russell to be named man of the match at 7.5 with 22Bet

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders – Match Preview

The head-to-head record between these two sides stands in favour of Kolkata by some distance. They have won nine of the last 10 meetings.

KXIP’s last win over this opponent came four matches ago in the first clash of the 2018 IPL.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

When: Saturday, 10 October 2020

Start time: 15:30 IST (10:00 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The pitch in Abu Dhabi didn’t look too tricky to bat on in the opening matches but does seem to still offer a little to the bowlers too. Anything approaching 180 is a very competitive score here so far.

Weather conditions: Be sure to expect more hot weather for this fixture. Clear skies and temperatures around the mid to high 30s.

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders – Latest Odds

Kolkata are made favourites to take the win. They can be backed at 1.73 with bet365.

KXIP are available at 2.1 with the same bookmaker as they fight to get off the bottom.

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Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders – Team News

Kolkata pushed Rahul Tripathi to the top of the order for their win over Chennai.

He did brilliantly to take his chance with previous opener, Sunil Narine, dropping to four. It is likely that Tripathi will keep his place alongside Shubman Gill for KKR.

They also have the option of extra firepower from England’s Tom Banton or pushing Eoin Morgan up the order slightly should they wish to tweak their batting.

Punjab will surely have to turn to Chris Gayle sooner rather than later. The power-hitting star is yet to feature but must be close with his side sitting rock bottom.

That move would likely see Mayank Agarwal drop down the order if Gayle does return.

KXIP brought in Afghan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman for his first showing of IPL 2020 in their previous game against Sunrisers and should keep his place.

Nicholas Pooran was the highlight for Punjab in that game and they will be hoping he can have more to work with this time around.

Punjab v Kolkata – Squads

KL Rahul (captain) Dinesh Karthik (captain)
Chris Gayle Shubman Gill
Karun Nair Ali Khan
Mandeep Singh Sandeep Warrier
Darshan Nalkande Kamlesh Nagarkoti
Hardus Viljoen Kuldeep Yadav
Harpreet Brar Andre Russell
Jagadeesha Suchith Eoin Morgan
Nicholas Pooran Pat Cummins
Sheldon Cottrell Manimaran Siddharth
Deepak Hooda Tom Banton
Tajinder Dhillon Nikhil Naik
Prahbansimhan Singh Rinku Singh
Chris Jordan Siddhesh Lad
Ishaan Porel Prasidh Krishna
Jimmy Neesham Shivam Mavi
Ravi Bishnoi Lockie Ferguson
Krishnappa Gowtham Nitish Rana
Murugan Ashwin Sunil Narine
Arshdeep Singh Rahul Tripathi
Mujeeb ur Rahman Varun Chakravarthy
Mohammed Shami Pravin Tambe
Sarfaraz Khan Chris Green
Glenn Maxwell
Mayank Agarwal

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders – Betting Tips and Prediction

KXIP have the personnel to cause any team problems but it just hasn’t clicked for them despite some encouraging early signs.

They clearly pose a danger when it all comes together but you’d have to side with the Knight Riders after their confidence-boosting success over Chennai in their previous fixture.

As ever, there are also loads of different markets to look at for this clash.

Back Maxwell to Get Under the Required Performance Points

Glenn Maxwell has struggled to hit top gear for Kings XI this year and backing him to get under 29.5 player performance points looks a good bet if he features again.

He hasn’t bowled in two of the last three matches. He didn’t bowl against Mumbai or Chennai and was then only given two overs against Sunrisers. His scores with the bat in those last three also read 11, 11 and 7.

To continue those struggles and get under 29.5 performance points is priced at 1.83 with bet365.

Remember, he gets 20 points for every wicket, one point for every run and 10 points for every catch in the field. He may be in danger of being dropped if Gayle is close to a return but if selected then this looks worth considering.

Rana the Value Bet

Nitish Rana had done well with the bat for Kolkata prior to his early dismissal against CSK in the previous outing.

Before that, he had made 22 against Rajasthan and 58 against Delhi. Backing him to be back among the runs looks like a value play.

His price of 6.5 with 10CRIC is far too big, especially given Kolkata’s troubles at the top of the order. Rahul Tripathi shone at the top last time but if he should fail to back that up or if Shubman Gill again falls early, then Rana can take advantage at a big price.

Russell to be man of the match

Andre Russell is another that has more to give this IPL.

He has posed a danger with the ball in the last two games, taking three wickets. We all know how capable the West Indies star is at smashing runs when he’s in the mood.

That all-round ability makes him a perfect man of the match contender. If KKR pick up the win then Russell could be right in the mix for this honour.

He can be backed at 7.5 with 22Bet.

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