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KKR vs MI Predictions 2021

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

There's not much in it between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders this year. However, MI have only one loss coming into this game against KKR's two. With this in mind, MI look like the stronger team.

Betting Tips: Mumbai Indians to win the match with their slightly stronger team
Betting Odds: Mumbai Indians to win 1.95; Kolkata Knight Riders to win 1.95 LeoVegas

Mumbai Indians are currently sat comfortably in the mid-table. Not only that, but the team are the defending champions, so they have a lot riding on this game. They'll be aiming for a consecutive title win. 

In contrast, Kolkata Knight Riders have had a rather slow start to their IPL 2021. In the first leg they failed to get many wins, but will be looking to improve in this second leg. 

MI vs KKR Predictions 2021 top tips 

It's really make or break for both teams here. MI will be looking to notch up another win, while KKR will be anxious to prove they can win matches. Expect an intense showdown in this match.

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Why bet on MI vs KKR Predictions 2021?

✅ MI are the stronger team this year and have more wins under their belt 

✅ The defending champs will be looking to retain their IPL title

✅ MI have a strong 2nd leg team including Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Quinton de Kock

MI vs KKR Match Information

Venue:

Abu Dhabi

Date:

23rd September 2021 

Time:

7.30 pm IST

Broadcast/Live streaming:

Yes

Betting tips: Mumbai Indians to take the win
Odds: 1.95
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MI vs KKR who will win?

MI vs KKR is a very fierce rivalry in the IPL. However, MI have a dominant head to head record against their Kolkatan counterparts, with 21 wins in 27 matches. MI are also the defending champions of the IPL, having won their record 5th title last season, while KKR have won 2 titles in the past. 

KKR vs MI Betting Strategies

There are various betting markets for every IPL match on most betting sites in India. The key strategy before betting on KKR vs MI matches is to study both the teams beforehand, their form, their previous performance on that particular pitch, their record while batting first or second, whether its a batsman-friendly pitch or a spinner-friendly pitch (which can tilt the odds in KKR's favour).

Who will Win

MI would be the heavy favourites to win this match, based on their team strength and current form, as well as their status of being the defending champions, while KKR could not even qualify for the knockout stage. On paper, the teams are no match for each other, and unless there is a huge upset, or a stunning individual performance or two from KKR's squad, we believe Mumbai Indians will get another easy win against their rivals.

Top Batsman Mumbai Indians

Both these teams possess some brilliant batsmen in their ranks. Mumbai Indians have the best opening pair in the league with Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock both giving blazing starts. Both are likely to be the top 2 favourites to be the top batsmen for MI, followed by the talented young wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan, the ever consistent Suryakumar Yadav, and the explosive all-rounders Keiron Pollard and the Pandya brothers.

Top Batsman Kolkata Knight Riders

Similarly, for Kolkata, new Indian sensation Shubhman Gill and fellow youngster Nitish Rana are the top bets to be the top batsmen of the, along with the evergreen captain Dinesh Karthik. Andre Russel is also always a threat down the middle and will surely be among the options in this market too.

Before betting on the top batsman market, it is imperative that you do your research on every batsman's form, his ability to play against spin or pace, depending on the opposition's strengths, record against the opposition, and his performance in the previous KKR vs MI match. These factors can play a vital role to decide who wins this bet.

Top Bowler

Before betting on the top bowler market, you should analyse the bowler's record during the current season, his record against this particular opposition, his favourite batsmen to bowl to (batsmen he has got out maximum number of times and those who struggle against him), as well as his previous match performance against this particular team. Abu Dhabi and Dubai pitches were very different from Indian pitches however, and should be taken in to account while betting on bowling on MI vs KKR IPL cricket matches.

Top Bowler MI

Mumbai Indians have one of the best bowling attacks in the IPL, with the lethal pair of Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult, who have created havoc in the IPL and are the top 2 favourites for this market in every match. Then comes young spinner Rahul Chahar, and all-rounders Pollard and the Pandya brothers, who are as handy with the ball as they are with the bat.

Top Bowler KKR

Kolkata have historically been a team of spinners, however in recent times, their young pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti created havoc in the league. Couple with the big Aussie Pat Cummins, KKR have a fairly strong bowling line up. Andre Russell is another weapon in their Arsenal.

Player Betting

The player betting market is beneficial when you are confident on a particular player performing well. For example, Rohit Sharma to score more than 31.5 runs is a very attractive bet to place as when he gets going, not many can stop him. Similarly, Trent Boult to take 2 or more wickets is also a very attractive bet as that has happened several times.

Opening Partnership Betting

In this market, it is very important not only to focus on the opening batsmen's form, but also their record as a partnership, as opening partnerships require a lot of chemistry and understanding with each other. Below, you will find more info about MI vs KKR opening partnership betting.

MI Opening Partnership

MI have one of the best opening pairings in the league, with Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma destroying teams at will. Both are exceptionally gifted batsmen who can also hit some huge shots, and have had several 50+ partnerships over the years.

KKR Opening Partnership

KKR's opening pairs have often rotated, with only Shubhman Gill a consistent pick. He has previously partnered Rahul Tripathi and found decent success, while Nitish Rana is also an option for that spot.

KKR vs MI Head to Head

These two teams are fierce IPL rivals ever since the first edition back in 2008, when India's 2 biggest personalities - Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly used to lead these franchises respectively. Two of India’s largest metropolitan cities, Kolkata and Mumbai have always competed for a lot of different things, but IPL tops the list. 

The KKR vs MI head to head record has been heavily dominated by Mumbai Indians, who have won 21 out of the 27 matches played, while KKR have only won 6. In the previous season between these two teams, MI beat KKR on both occasions as they stormed their way to a record 5th title.

General Info About Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Where do Mumbai Indians play their home games ?

The Mumbai Indians play their home matches at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, the same ground where Team India famously lifted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011.

Where do Kolkata Knight Riders play their home games ?

KKR play their home matches at Eden Garden, which was the largest cricket stadium in the country before the construction of the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad.

When was the last time KKR won the IPL title ?

KKR last won the IPL title back in 2014, under the able leadership of Gautam Gambhir.


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Akshay Malhotra

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