RR vs KKR Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 19, 2024

The Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will play the 70th match of the 2024 Indian Premier League. This is the final fixture before the play-off stage of the tournament. Rajasthan and Kolkata have already qualified for the play-offs. This should be an interesting clash between two title favourites.

There will be plenty to bet on before and during this key IPL fixture. Consider the competitive cricket odds and interesting betting markets. Let our experts show you what the best cricket betting sites are offering. Trust our advice and insight.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders head-to-head record

Rajasthan have three wins to KKR's two in their last five IPL meetings. Their last three meetings have been won by the team batting first. Kolkata have not beaten the Royals since 2022.

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders live streaming and broadcast

Watch this match and the rest of this year's Indian Premier League, including the upcoming play-offs, on the JioCinema app in India. This is an excellent way to live stream IPL cricket matches online. The tournament is also being broadcast in India on the Star Sports Network.

Use and enjoy these trustworthy cricket betting tips for the IPL fixture between the Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Guwahati on Sunday, 19 May 2024.

RR vs KKR Team Previews

Rajasthan Royals

The Rajasthan Royals effectively reached the play-offs on the back of eight wins in nine matches, but have since slipped to four successive defeats. Recent defeats to the Punjab Kings, Delhi Capitals, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have exposed a few shortcomings Rajasthan need to rectify soon.

Their middle order has looked fragile lately and they no longer have Jos Buttler to open the innings. He has left the tournament to prepare for England's T20 World Cup campaign next month. Tom Kohler-Cadmore is still trying to find his proverbial feet as Buttler's replacement at the Royals. A lot is riding on Riyan Parag's role. He is Rajasthan's top run-scorer this IPL season with 531 in 12 innings.

Yuzvendra Chahal has been the Royals' most prolific wicket-taker in this year's IPL. As one of the best leg-spinners in the tournament, Chahal has taken 17 wickets in 13 matches. He has received good support from fast bowlers Avesh Khan and Trent Boult, who have shared 24 wickets.

Rajasthan Royals Playing 11

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler Cadmore, Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger.

Kolkata Knight Riders

The Knight Riders have not lost a match since late April 2024, but recently had their stride interrupted by a washout with the Gujarat Titans. Regardless, the Knight Riders are through to the play-offs and remain in pursuit of a third IPL title. The won the tournament in 2012 and 2014.

Kolkata will also be without an England star for the rest of the tournament. Phil Salt, like Buttler, has joined England ahead of the 2024 T20 World Cup. KKR still have Sunil Narine at the top of their order. He is their leading run-scorer this IPL season with 461 in 12 innings.

Narine, as one of the best all-rounders in the tournament, has also taken 15 wickets. He is right up there among the Knight Riders' top wicket-takers this season. Varun Chakravarthy has taken the most wickets for KKR this IPL season. He has 18 to Harshit Rana's 16.

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakravarthy.

RR vs KKR Toss Prediction

The Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati will host this match. In the previous 2024 IPL fixture here, the Royals won the toss, chose to bat first - and lost the match.

The captain to win the toss this time might take their cue from that and decide to field first this time.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium should be relatively fresh. The venue has only hosted one match this IPL. The Punjab Kings reached a 145-run target with seven deliveries to spare last time.

This isn't necessarily a high-scoring ground compared to others in India. A first-innings total of 160-plus could be considered competitive. Both teams will likely play two spinners here.

Little to no rain is forecast in Guwahati on matchday. Dew might be a factor for the team bowling second in the evening.

RR vs KKR Betting Tips

Rajasthan have lot plenty of momentum in the wake of four successive defeats. Kolkata's batting and bowling units are in stronger form. KKR should beat RR in this match.

Bet on 1.80 favourites Kolkata Knight Riders to beat 2.00 underdogs Rajasthan Royals.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Rajasthan Royals to win the toss



Bet on the Royals to win the toss. There is obviously a 50 percent chance of them doing this. If Rajasthan do win the toss, it's probable they will choose to bowl first.

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    Sunil Narine to be top batter in the match



Narine's last 10 innings have featured one 70, two 80s and a century. He is in tremendous form and primed for another big performance here.

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    Varun Chakravarthy to be top bowler in the match



Chakravarthy is KKR's top wicket-taker this IPL. He has taken 10 wickets in his last four matches - that's a superb statistic for a bowler amid a batting-heavy tournament.

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    Riyan Parag to be top Rajasthan Royals batter



Parag's last four innings have been 48, 47 not out, 27 and 77. He is RR's top run-scorer this season. Anticipate another telling performance from Parag.

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    Yuzvendra Chahal to be top Rajasthan Royals bowler



Chahal is Rajasthan's leading wicket-taker in the 2024 IPL. He, too, is in a good position to succeed against KKR. Chahal will be with India during next month's T20 World Cup.

Today Match Prediction

Kolkata Knight Riders To Win the Match, 1.79

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Who will win RR vs KKR

Rajasthan Royals 67.57% (100)
Kolkata Knight Riders 32.43% (48)
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