Kolkata Knight Riders need to win to stay alive in the playoffs race
- Lucknow Super Giants occupy second place with 14 points from 10 games.
- Kolkata Knight Riders broke their five-match losing streak with a win over Rajasthan Royals in the last game.
Kolkata Knight Riders, placed seventh on the points table, are coming off a seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals. They have winning odds of 1.98 in this Saturday night fixture against Lucknow Super Giants. The Knight Riders would hope the momentum propels them in upsetting an in-form LSG side.
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Lucknow Super Giants, meanwhile, will look to solidify their top two position with another win here. They have 1.81 odds of winning this contest on Saturday. LSG are in excellent form with three straight wins in the last three games and would be hoping to continue their dominance.
Lucknow Super Giants a significantly stronger side
Both Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders have played 10 matches each in the IPL 2023 so far. But while the former is in great position with seven wins and 14 points, the latter has four wins and 8 points.
Lucknow Super Giants have arguably the best bowling attack in the competition and are favourites to win this game.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
Kolkata Knight Riders have big holes in both batting and bowling department, and would be hoping for more impact contributions from their players. Lucknow Super Giants, meanwhile, need their batting unit to fire collectively.
Keep an eye on…
KL Rahul: With 451 runs from 10 innings, KL Rahul is the second leading run-scorer in the IPL 2022. He’s averaging 56 and striking at 145 with two centuries and two fifties in the competition.
Andre Russell: The Jamaican all-rounder has returned to his old self in the IPL 2022, blasting 227 runs at an average of 37 and strike rate of 175. He has also picked 10 wickets in the tournament with best figures of 4 for 5 runs.
Tip: Nitish Rana has picked up form with three 45+ scores in the last five innings. He is coming 57 and 48* in the last couple of games and has odds of 5.92 to be the top batter for KKR.