KKR vs RCB Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Apr 21, 2024

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be desperate for a win as they travel to Eden Gardens this weekend. They will take on the mighty Kolkata Knight Riders in the first match of a double-header this Sunday.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 34 matches to date. The Knight Riders have been the dominant side with 20 wins, compared to 14 for RCB.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema App or watched live on the Star Sports Network. 

Match Prediction and cricket betting tips for KKR vs RCB IPL 2024.


KKR vs RCB Team Previews

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Kolkata Knight Riders are in red-hot form, especially with the bat. The team has put up 3 scores of 200+ runs, 2 of which have come at the Eden Gardens.

Sunil Narine and Phil Salt make up for an explosive opening pair and are also the top two run-getters for the team. Narine has been the highlight of KKR’s batting unit, slamming a half-century and a century in his last 4 innings, and is very much in the race for the Orange Cap.

What KKR needs to work on is its middle-order batting. Shreyas Iyer, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, and Venkatesh Iyer, despite getting some good starts, haven’t been able to score big runs. KKR can take some solace from the fact that they have two of the best finishers with the bat in the form of Andre Russell and Rinku Singh.

Bowling is another area where KKR will look to work on. The bowlers were unable to defend a mammoth total of 223 runs in the last match and that is just unacceptable. Except for Narine, all bowlers have an economy rate of over 9 runs per over.

They must therefore be more disciplined with the line and length in this match. 


Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Philip Salt, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakravarthy, Harshit Rana.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The Royal Challengers Bangalore will be thoroughly disappointed with the way this season has gone until now. With half the group stage already behind them, RCB has managed to win only 1 match and is placed at the bottom of the points table.

Barring Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Dinesh Karthik, the batting has been pretty ordinary, to say the least. Kohli is the top run-scorer of the season with 361 runs. He has smashed 2 half-centuries and a century in his last 6 innings.

Du Plessis and Karthik were in red-hot form in the last match, slamming brisk half-centuries, albeit for a losing cause. Nevertheless, batsmen like Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Will Jacks, and Rajat Patidar need to step up. The bowling isn’t up to the mark.

Mohammed Siraj has struggled with the new ball, managing to pick up only 4 wickets in 6 outings. Lockie Ferguson and Reece Topley went for over 13 runs per over in the last match, while the spin attack appears almost nonexistent. 

RCB will be under pressure to make changes to its bowling lineup but we are not sure if they have too many options left.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing 11

Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik, Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj.

KKR vs RCB Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The Eden Gardens has already hosted a couple of high-scoring matches this season and has seen an average first-inning score of around 200, and that too hasn’t been enough at times. The team batting first will aim for at least 225-250 runs to give the bowlers a good chance at defending. The latter will have very little margin for error and will have to bowl an accurate line and length.

The weather is expected to be hot with temperatures of over 35 degrees, with plenty of sunshine. 


KKR vs RCB Betting Tips

While RCB is home to some immensely talented players, it is undone by a weak middle order and a sub-par bowling unit. That is likely to cost them the match again especially as they face some of the best T20 batsmen.

Bet on Kolkata Knight Riders to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Highest opening partnership

    Royal Challengers Bangalore (1.76)


Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli are among the most successful opening pairs in the history of IPL. This year, the duo has scored 343 runs at an average of 49.00. They have registered 2 stands of 50+ runs in the last 3 matches, including a century stand. Given their form, the duo is likely to give RCB yet another strong start.

  1. Parimatch


    Runs in the highest scoring over of the match

    Over 20.5 (1.86)


The Eden Gardens has already hosted a couple of run-fests this season, where 4 of the 6 innings played have seen scores of over 200 runs. Each of those matches has seen at least one high-scoring over and that is likely to be the case for this match too.

  1. Stake


    Sunil Narine to be the top batsman for KKR



Narine is in scintillating form with the bat and is the 3rd highest run-getter of the season. He has been the top batsman for KKR in 2 of his last 4 outings. With such excellent odds on offer, it is worth risking a bet on him.

Today Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders To Win the Match

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Who will win KKR vs RCB

Kolkata Knight Riders 67.98% (172)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 32.02% (81)
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