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Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Rajasthan Royals - 4/25/19 Indian Premier League Cricket Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata Knight Riders
Date & Time Thursday April 25, 2019, 10:30 AM (EDT)
Location
Eden Gardens
Kolkata, India
The Line
Kolkata Knight Riders -163 / Rajasthan Royals +130
TV Channel
Willow
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The Kolkata Knight Riders will be playing in the Indian Premier League where they will face the Rajasthan Royals. This match is set to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

The Kolkata Knight Riders have been in terrible form over the past few weeks and the team must start winning if they wish to compete for a spot in the finals. KKR have lost their last 5 games. That being said, Andre Russell has been incredible for the Knight Riders. The remainder of the players are not performing to the level that is expected from them. Returning of Kolkata should give KKR a boost as they will enjoy the support of the crowd.

On the other side of the coin, RR are also in a situation where they can’t afford losing. The Royals lost to the Delhi Capitals in their last outing and things are looking very tough. On a positive note, Ajinkya Rahane has looked in very good touch as the Indian batsman scored a century in the team’s previous outing. RR are expected to lose many key players with the likes of Jofra Archer, Jos Butler and Ben Stokes leaving for International duties. With that taking place, RR are in a very difficult situation as they head into this match.

The pitch at the Eden Gardens has been very flat all season and that trend is expected to continue for this match. It is expected that both KKR and RR will score big runs in this match.

Neither side is playing well but I see the Kolkata Knight Riders winning this match. KKR have the stronger side and with RR losing the likes of Buttler, there is a massive edge favouring the home side. KKR still have lots of quality players and I see them turning things around in this match.

 

Pick:
Kolkata Knight Riders

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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