Kolkata in trouble despite recent win
- Kolkata beat RCB in their last match
- Gujarat have won two on the trot and have found the right balance
Kolkata Knight Riders are all set to host Gujarat Titans in what promises to be a thrilling encounter at the iconic Eden Gardens stadium. Both teams have had their fair share of ups and downs in the tournament so far, and will be eager to secure a crucial win. Kolkata Knight Riders have odds of 2.05 to beat Gujarat Titans.
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KKR is expected to field a strong side, with the likes of Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, and Andre Russell in their lineup. Gujarat Titans, on the other hand, will look towards Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, and Rashid Khan to deliver the goods. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.75 to beat KKR.
Head-to-head record, KKR v GT
The head-to-head record is 1-1 with both teams winning one match apiece in 2022 when Gujarat played their inaugural season.
As Eden Gardens is infamous for tall scores and dew, expect the team winning the toss to bowl first here and look to chase down any target.
Despite being the home team, Kolkata Knight Riders are not the favorites for this match. However, they will still fancy their chances against Gujarat Titans, who are relatively bowling heavy on a batting wicket.
The Eden Gardens is known to be a high-scoring ground, with an average score of around 170-180 runs. With both teams having a strong batting lineup, we can expect a similar score in this match as well.
Pitch and conditions
The pitch at the Eden Gardens is expected to be batting-friendly, with some assistance for the spinners as the match progresses. The ball is likely to come onto the bat nicely, making it easier for the batsmen to score runs. The team that wins the toss is likely to opt to bowl first.
Players to keep an eye on…
KKR Predicted playing XI:
Jason Roy, Narayan Jagadeesan(WK), Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(C), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, David Wiese, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
GT Predicted playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Hardik Pandya(C), Vijay Shankar, David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid-Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
Nitish Rana: Rana has been the backbone of the KKR batting lineup this season, scoring runs consistently. He will be eager to continue his good form against Gujarat Titans.
Rashid Khan: The Afghan leg-spinner is a match-winner on his day and could pose a significant threat to the KKR batting lineup.
IPL 2023, Match 39 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Gujarat Titans will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
KKR v GT Betting tips
Apart from betting on the Titans to win the match, check our other recommended bet about Gujarat’s best batter.
Shubman Gill will go back to Eden Gardens, a home venue for him for several years. Expect Gill to go big here. Back Gill at 3.19 to be GT’s top batter!