KKR vs PBKS Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Punjab Kings to win @ 1.77 with Pure Win.
When compiling my Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings match winner betting prediction, the first thing I am looking for is the strength in the batting line-up. They say catches win matches, but I subscribe to the guns mean runs philosophy – and the PBKS have a heavy artillery!
The KKR’s lightweight batting was exposed by the RCB on Wednesday – they failed to see out their 20 overs and were bowled out for 128. Five of their top six batsmen all reached double figures, but none could convert their starts into a meaningful score – Andre Russell top scoring with 25 runs.
Conversely, six of the seven PBKS batsmen that chased down 205 in their first match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore contributed healthy scores. A special mention to Odean Smith – the West Indies star effectively won the game for his side with an astonishing 25 runs from 8 balls at a strike rate of 312.50.
I just feel the PBKS have too much power in the shed – that’s why they are my win prediction! I will be backing my match prediction with Pure Win – they are one of the top online cricket betting sites in India and provide competitive odds and a great range of markets. Read our Pure Win review to find out more.
Today’s KKR vs PBKS Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Back Liam Livingstone to be the Punjab Kings’ top batter @ 5.0 with 10CRIC
The Lancastrian threatened to spark into life for the PBKS on Sunday, smashing two sixes on his way to hitting 19 from 10 balls.
Despite ultimately underperforming, there was enough in his innings to remind us why the PBKS spent so much money on the all-rounder. His career strike rate of 144 speaks for itself and his performance for the Southern Brave in The Hundred last summer (where he was player of the tournament) still sticks in my mind.
I think there is enough juice in the price for me to back him as top scorer for the PBKS against the KKR. I will be placing my bet with 10CRIC – they are one of the best betting sites for individual player markets and provide competitive odds.