LAKR vs SFU Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 19, 2023

The Los Angeles Knight Riders will be looking for their first win of the tournament as they face the San Francisco Unicorns on Tuesday in the ongoing Major League Cricket season. The two teams will face each other at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas.

Los Angeles Knight Riders vs San Fransisco Unicorns Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be streamed live on the Jio Cinema App or can be watched live on the Sports 16 channel. 


LAKR vs SFU Team Previews

Los Angeles Knight Riders

The Knight Riders will be very disappointed with their performance so far. They have lost both their matches and are at the bottom of the points table. They also have the poorest NRR among all teams. With just 3 more matches to go in the group stage, the team will need to treat each of them as a virtual knockout.

It has been a very ordinary batting effort by the Knight Riders. They lost the match against the MI New York by a whopping 105 runs despite chasing a modest target of 156 in their latest fixture. None of the batsmen except for Unmukt Chand managed to reach double figures as the team was bundled out for a paltry 50 runs.

The Knight Riders will need its international stars, including Martin Guptill and Rilee Rossouw to step up and play some big innings going forward. Jaskaran Malhotra is capable of scoring quick runs at the death but we are yet to see him play to his full potential.

The story continues with the bowling too.

There is a lot of potential in the seam attack with bowlers like Lockie Ferguson, Corne Dry, and Ali Khan. Adam Zampa has bowled well in patches. But one of the biggest concerns will be the form of Sunil Narine, whose poor run continues. 

Los Angeles Knight Riders Playing 11

Jason Roy, Rilee Rossouw, Unmukt Chand, Nitish Kumar, Jaskaran Malhotra, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Corne Dry, Adam Zampa, Ali Khan, Spencer Johnson.

San Francisco Unicorns

The San Francisco Unicorns made a winning start to their campaign by defeating the MI New York, but they succumbed to the Seattle Orcas in the very next match. They are currently 5th on the table and a win here will help them get a foothold in the top-4.

The Unicorns boast of a strong batting line-up and will be banking on the opening pair of Matthew Wade and Finn Allen to give them a brisk start here. The middle order is pretty strong too, thanks to batsmen like Aaron Finch, Shadab Khan, and Corey Anderson.

Anderson was particularly impressive in the opening fixture, where he scored an unbeaten 91, and will once again play an important role here. Led by Liam Plunkett, the Unicorns have a strong pace attack. Plunkett has picked up 2 wickets in both his outings and has been impressive with the new ball.

Carmi Le Roux, Marcus Stoinis, and Haris Rauf have been a bit expensive and will need to bowl a better line and length. Shadab Khan is the only spinner on the team. 

San Francisco Unicorns Playing 11

Matthew Wade, Finn Allen, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Corey Anderson, Shadab Khan, Tajinder Singh, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Liam Plunkett, Haris Rauf, Carmi le Roux.

LAKR vs SFU Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Grand Prairie Stadium is good to bat on during the first half. The average first-inning score here is 170, which is a par score. However, there is some movement for the seamers and they will be able to exploit the green patches on the surface.

The weather will remain clear and warm throughout the day. 


LAKR vs SFU Betting Tips

Both teams haven’t been in the best of forms but we feel that the Unicorns have an edge here. They have a stronger batting line-up when compared to the Knight Riders, and have plenty of depth too. On the other hand, the Knight Riders have struggled in all departments.

Bet on the San Francisco Unicorns to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Highest Opening Partnership

    San Francisco Unicorns (1.80)


Finn Allen and Matthew Wade played well in the last match and put up a decent opening partnership of 42 runs for the Unicorns. On the other hand, Martin Guptill and Unmukt Chand have both struggled to get going. We are therefore backing the Unicorns to put up a bigger opening partnership here.

  1. Parimatch


    Martin Guptill Total Runs

    Under 19.5 (1.833)


Guptill has been dismissed for a duck in both of his outings so far. He has scored less than 19 runs in 6 of his last 9 T20 outings and we expect his troubles to continue.

  1. Betway


    Total Runs before Fall of 1st Wicket

    Over 19.5 runs (1.80)


The pitch at Dallas is easier to bat on during the first inning. In the last two matches, over 20 runs have been scored before the fall of 1st wicket and we are backing a similar outcome here.

Today Match Prediction

San Francisco Unicorns To Win the Match, 1.80

Bet Tip Here

Who will win LAKR vs SFU

Los Angeles Knight Riders 59.00% (59)
San Francisco Unicorns 41.00% (41)
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