Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Betting Tips

Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns in the Eliminator game of 2021 Indian Premier League played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.

After registering a comfortable win over Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers sealed their place in the playoffs of the competition. Skipper Virat Kohli will be hoping that the side can raise their game with bat and ball in this must-win game.

In their last match against Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders delivered a clinical performance with bat and ball to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament. Captain Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the side can put on a strong show against RCB.

During the two matches played between the teams during the IPL 2021, it was Royal Challengers Bangalore, who came out on top with a 38-run victory in the first one whereas the Kolkata secured a comprehensive nine-wicket win in the return fixture.


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Royal Challengers Bangalore Form and Team News:

For Royal Challengers Bangalore, they cannot afford any mistakes in this Eliminator game against Kolkata Knight Riders. The team management will be looking to pick their strongest combination for this high-octane clash.

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been nothing short of sensational this season.  He will be keen to continue his merry ways with the bat against Kolkata. Besides Maxwell, the responsibility will be on the shoulders of Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat and AB De Villiers to deliver the bulk of the runs.

In the final round-robin game, Wicket-keeper Srikar Bharat was the standout performer with the bat and notched up his maiden half-century in the IPL. He played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 78 not out off 52 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes. He was well supported by Glenn Maxwell, who smashed another excellent half-century for RCB.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, George Garton and Yuzvendra Chahal to make crucial breakthroughs.

In the previous match, Mohammad Siraj was the standout bowler on display for RCB and claimed 2 for 25 in his four overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form and Team News:

After registering back-to-back victories in the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders have been on an absolute roll and are peaking at the right time. They managed to register a thumping win in their last group match against Rajasthan Royals to seal their playoff berth in IPL 2021.

In the batting department, Shubham Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have been bankable openers at the top of the innings for Kings in the UAE leg of Indian Premier League.

For this eliminator game, Middle-order comprising of Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan will need to deliver notable scores for Kolkata. The inclusion of batting all-rounders Venkatesh Iyer and Shakib Al has provided much-needed balance to Kolkata Knight Riders.

In Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine, Kolkata Knight Riders have found their four best bowlers and will most certainly stick with them for this eliminator game. In the previous two matches, Shivam Mavi has been sensational in the Powerplay while Lockie Ferguson has done the job in the death overs of the innings for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Our Tipster’s Angle

Based on recent performances, it will be quite tough to pick an outright winner between the two teams. While Royal Challengers Bangalore have been inconsistent as usual so far this season, Kolkata Knight Riders seemed to have found nice momentum at the back end of the tournament.

With match-winners like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers and Glenn Maxwell in their batting department, the Royal Challengers Bangalore will be determined to put in a dominant batting display in this knockout game.

On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders will have to bring their best cricket to the fore to overcome Kings in this fixture.

Therefore, the prediction is for Royal Challengers Bangalore to register a comfortable win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator game.

Tip 1: Glenn Maxwell will look to deliver big runs for RCB

There is no doubt that Glenn Maxwell has been a standout batsman in this year’s IPL. The right-hander has accumulated 498 runs in 14 innings played for Royal Challengers Bangalore this season. With this being a knockout game, the onus will be on Glenn Maxwell to deliver a notable score against Kolkata. So we expect Glenn Maxwell to score 40 runs or more in this Eliminator [email protected].

Tip 2: Varun Chakravarthy to lead the charge for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Spinner Varun Chakravarthy done well for Kolkata Knight Riders in the previous couple of matches played in the competition. With 16 wickets in the 14 matches, Varun Chakravarthy has provided the firepower to the Kings bowling attack.

Given his splendid performances for Kolkata this season, we expect Varun Chakravarthy take one wicket or more in this [email protected].


Expect Royal Challengers Bangalore to come out on top against Kolkata Knight Riders in this knockout game.


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