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RCB vs KKR Predictions 2021 - Match 30

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2021 Indian Premier League Match 30 – Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Kolkata Knight Riders meet high-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore in a crunch encounter for a top 4 finish this season. RCB hammered KKR in the first game between these two popular sides earlier in the season. 

Betting Tips:  Royal Challengers Bangalore to have the highest opening partnership @1.74 (Casumo)
Betting Odds: 1.71 @ Casumo Sport

RCB VS KKR is a heavyweight IPL clash, considering the amount of talent present in both these teams. While KKR are 2 time IPL champions, RCB have never won the title yet. Virat Kohli will be hoping this year is finally the year he abolishes the curse that has affected his team right from the very beginning and try to win their first ever title.

Kolkata Knight Riders have done well at the auction and have a formidable looking squad, while Royal Challengers Bangalore traditionally have had a very strong squad on paper, ensuring this would be a top clash.


In any Indian Premier League series, one will find that there is a lot of interest is featured on the RCB vs KKR predictions. It does not matter if the game takes place in Chennai or Delhi, there are a number of individuals looking to beat the odds with their prediction of this limited overs cricket match in the Indian Premier League. The match would easily last for several hours since each team has a lot of strength in different segments.

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Why bet on Royal Challengers Bangalore to have the highest opening partnership @1.74 ?

RCB are the heavy favourites for this market – RCB odds of 1.74 while KKR have odds of 2.02 to win this market, hence RCB are the clear favourites.

Both openers have already played some brilliant innings – Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli are both in brilliant form and have played some brilliant match-winning knocks each. The left-right batting combination is working well and both complement each other very well. They’ve already had a few substantial opening partnerships.

KKR’s opening struggles – While Shubhman Gill and Nitish Rana both are brilliantly talented batsmen in their own right, they have struggled to provide some solid opening partnerships this season.

KKR vs RCB Match Information


Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad


03rd May 2021


19:30 IST

Broadcast/Live streaming:

Star Sports Select and digital streaming on Hotstar

Betting Tips: Royal Challengers Bangalore to have the highest opening partnership @1.74 (Casumo)
Odds: 1.74
Where to Play: Casumo
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RCB vs KKR Betting Strategies

There are a ton of factors to assess in the days leading up to the match. The RCB vs KKR betting strategies will assess the form of the team that elects to bat or bowl first. The pitch condition is very important in the limited overs cricket format and this holds true even when making the RCB vs KKR predictions.

Who will Win

The RCB vs KKR predictions will depend heavily on recent form and pitch condition. Both are able to have a lot of influence on the total score put up by the team batting first or the manner of a chase instigated by the team which elected to bat second. The form of individual players can often be crucial to the performance of a team in the entire series or in the case of the Bangalore vs Kolkata game.

Top Batsman

The assessment of the best batsmen in the Bangalore vs Kolkata game can be done by looking at factors like recent form, form throughout the IPL series, strike rate, batting order, record against a specific team, record against a specific bowler. Invariably, the assessment is likely to lead to batsmen like Virat Kohli, who have been exceptional in all forms of cricket.

Top Bowler

This market involves going with a bowler who can take a lot of wickets while conceding very few runs. Some pitch conditions may be suitable for seamers who work magic with the new ball, while some pitches will help the ball turn so much that they are a delight for spinners. The number of wickets taken for a team in the T20 cricket format - with a good economy and strike rate - are useful to predict this market.

Player Betting

The player betting is also part of the RCB vs KKR predictions and it would invariably feature a player like Kohli, who has never failed to put on a show in the previous IPL campaigns. This market is about going for a player who produces an all-rounder performance for his side. The contribution may come from the runs, balls, or even in catches.

Partnership Betting

The opening partnership is one of the key wickets in the RCB vs KKR predictions. This partnership will look to get maximum runs during the power play overs. Kohli is an important name in the Bangalore vs Kolkata game as one of the opening players. He has the ability to change a match course with his ability to hit a lot of runs in very few overs.

KKR vs RCB Head to Head

Due to the higher frequency of the KKR vs RCB head to head meetings, these two teams have faced each other on 25+ occasions. Both are very close in terms of the overall victories, as they have managed 10+ wins each. No meeting between these two clubs have produced a ‘no result’ so far.

Live Streaming RCB vs KKR

As one of the top matches in the IPL, there is a tremendous amount of interest in watching Bangalore vs Kolkata take on each other. Recognising this interest, there are several options for live streaming RCB vs KKR matches.

General Info About Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Where do the Royal Challengers play their home games ?

The Royal Challengers play their home games at the Chinaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the venue for the first ever IPL match back in 2008 as well.

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.

What is the head to head record between both these teams ?

These two sides have faced each other a total of 26 times in the past 13 seasons, with KKR winning 14 of those matches, and RCB winning only 12.

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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