KKR vs RCB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 06, 2023

KKR vs RCB Match Prediction - Apr 06, 2023

Tournament: Indian Premier League, 2023.

Date: April 06, 2023.

Format: T20

Venue: Eden Gardens Stadium, Kolkata, India.

Time: 14:00

KKR Vs RCB Head-To-Head

The Bengaluru and Kolkata teams have taken each other on 30 occasions in the IPL history. Out of these 30 matches, Bengaluru has won 14 while Kolkata has emerged victorious on 16 occasions.

KKR Vs RCB Live Streaming and Broadcast 

This game between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will be telecast live on Star Sports Network in India. This game will also be streamed live on the Jio Cinema app free of cost.

After having lost the first match of their IPL campaign to Punjab Kings by a margin of 7 runs, KKR or Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking forward to a win against Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their second match of the competition. But the RCB team is all set to take on this opponent with Faf du Plessis hitting the ball well and Virat Kohli back in form. KKR will play host for this game against RCB at the Eden Gardens later tomorrow. This is the 9th game of the IPL and will be played at 7.30 PM tomorrow.

The Kolkata outfit went up against the Punjab team in their first game of the competition. Punjab Kings batted well to set a target of 192 runs in their first innings. This game was hosted by Punjab. The Kolkata bowling attack was way below par although they did put pressure on the Punjab Kings batters in the earlier stages of the match. The chase for KKR did not go as planned as they ended up losing a couple of wickets in the first over of their innings. They do have some impact players on the side such as the captain Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer who tried to perform a resurrection job but they failed to maintain the required scoring rate costing KKR a win.

Andre Russell made a game effort during the later stages of the game scoring 35 runs from 19 balls but the rain came down at a crucial stage taking away all the hopes KKR had of a victory. Kolkata Knight Riders ended up losing the match by a margin of 7 runs according to the D/L method. The RCB side took on the challenge of Mumbai Indians in their first match of the IPL 2023. Their bowlers did an excellent job, in the beginning, restricting the Mumbai charge to 48 for 4 in the first half of the innings. 

However, the RCB bowlers allowed the Mumbai Indians to get away somewhat in the second half of their innings. Mumbai Indians ended up setting a target of 172 runs for a win. The RCB openers responded in style. The 148-run partnership led by Faf du Plessis from just 89 balls was instrumental in chasing down this target in 16.2 overs. RCB has climbed to the number 3 position as a result of this win over MI. RCB has won 3 out of their last 5matches against KKR in IPL. They beat KKR in the last match against them with 3 wickets to spare.<br />  

KKR vs RCB Team Previews

Kolkata Knight Riders

Things for KKR are getting worse by the day as they are being marred by injuries more and more. One of their top batters Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of the IPL this season and now Shakib Al Hasan has pulled out. Litton Das is yet to arrive for the season and Lockie Ferguson is also injured. They have only 5 international players in their camp. Their newly appointed captain Nitish Rana is now burdened with the tough task of taking this injury-ridden team forward in the competition. They have decided to play Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Mandeep Singh as their openers in place of Venkatesh Iyer.

Gurbaz had a good IPL in 2022 when he scored his runs with a strike rate of 150. These two will be followed by Anukul Roy in a one-down position. This KKR top-order will not inspire awe in the eyes of the opponents. The KKR middle order will be in the hands of Venkatesh Iyer, skipper Nitish Rana, and Andre Russell. These are dangerous batters and will be the players to watch out for this season. However, Nitish Rana does not enjoy a good record against RCB after having scored a great inning of 85 from 46 balls in 2019 at Eden Gardens. Another captain's innings are expected from Nitish Rana in this game.

In the first game of the season, Shreyas Iyer scored 34 runs from 28 balls Although this inning was an effort to stabilize the ship, he did not score the runs fast enough. A lot more runs are expected from him by the KKR team management. Andre Russell has been scoring runs with a strike rate of 200 plus in his last 6 matches against the RCB. In the last match he played against this opposition, he picked up 65 runs from 25 balls with as many as 9 sixes. Russell has hit 22 sixes in his last 6 matches and he is easily the top batsman for KKR.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mandeep Singh, Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

This might turn out to be the season the entire RCB fans section was looking for. The first match they played provided a glimpse of this with their opening batters Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis bringing a lot of joy to the Chinnaswamy Stadium as they chased a target of 172 runs against the Mumbai outfit. Du Plessis hammered a 73 from 43 balls with 6 sixes and 5 fours. Du Plessis was the second-highest run-getter for SA20. In his 11 matches, he put together 369 runs with an excellent strike rate of 147.60. He has also scored 229 runs in his last 4 matches with a couple of half-centuries against this opposition.

Another great news for the RCB camp is the batting form displayed by their former skipper Virat Kohli. He scored 82 runs from 49 balls in the first game. The last 32 runs from this inning came from just 11 balls. So, is the record of scoring 973 runs in the season under threat from these two? Yes, it looks like that. The last time Virat Kohli played at Eden Gardens he managed to hit a hundred. All-in-all the wickets of these two batters can decide the outcome of the game. Glenn Maxwell is fit and available for the match. He played a cameo in the first game but hit a couple of massive sixes in it.

The RCB middle order will be in the hands of players such as Shabaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, and Michael Bracewell. They will miss the services of Reece Topley though who has a dislocated shoulder. He picked up this injury in the first match of the season. This injury can lead to David Willey coming back into the side. Karan Sharma and Mohammad Siraj were the top bowlers for the RCB team in the first game. As Sharma picked up 2 wickets, Siraj was economical in picking up 1 wicket for just 21 runs. He will lead the bowling charge once again for RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11

Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj.

KKR vs RCB Toss Prediction

In the 12 T20 international games played at the Eden Gardens, the side batting second has won seven matches while the side batting first has won 5 games. However, the recent trend shows the team batting 1st to have a greater advantage. RCB recorded a win in the eliminator game last season at the same venue. They successfully defended a big target of 208 runs after a solid hundred from Rajat Patidar. So, all-in-all, the side that wins the toss will bat first on the venue.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather during this game will be clear. Temperatures are expected to vary between 25 degrees and 37 degrees. There will be some wind blowing from the West at 12 km/hr. The wicket on offer at the Eden Gardens ground is a batting-friendly one. The ball will come onto the bat nicely and you can expect even bounce from the track. This wicket at the Eden Gardens venue, however, is not as fast as some of the other venues in India. The batters might have to be cautious initially before scoring big runs at the venue. There will be some turn available for the spinners as the game progresses. Spinners might decide the outcome of the match as the wicket is likely to offer help to them with time.

KKR vs RCB Betting Tips

If you look at the performance of both these teams in the first match you will find that RCB has not only won their first game they are looking at a much more organized side than KKR. Faf du Plessis is carrying his form in the SA20 in this IPL season with some tremendous hitting in the first game. Virat Kohli's return to form has also been an added advantage for the RCB outfit. Their 148-run partnership in the first match showed everybody what they are capable of. Although both of these teams do not have a good bowling attack, KKR has better spin bowling options. The batting of Andre Russell can make a difference though. But, all-in-all we expect RCB to win this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Virat Kohli to score more than 31 runs in the game for RCB.



Virat Kohli is a world-class player and in the first game he showed glimpses of the form he is in. You can bet on Kohli to score more than 31 runs in the match.

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    Harshal Patel is to emerge as the top bowler for RCB.



Harshal Patel is a talented bowler for RCB. This wicket will suit his kind of bowling a lot. So, you can expect him to be the top performer with the ball for RCB.

  1. Rajabets


    KKR to score more than 5 runs in the first over of their innings.



KKR has some good batters near their top order. You can bet on them to get their side to a good start in this T20 game and score more than 5 runs in the first over of their innings.

Today Match Prediction

Royal Challengers Bangalore To Win the Match, 1.73

Bet Tip Here

Who will win KKR vs RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders 53.60% (693)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 46.40% (600)
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