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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds – Russell backed to take Knight Riders to victory

  • Kolkata Knight Riders face the Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday afternoon
  • Knight Riders’ Andre Russell hit 52 sixes in 14 matches last season, 18 more than anyone else
  • Andre Russell’s IPL strike rate in the 2019 Indian Premier League was an incredible 204.81
  • Mumbai Indians suffered defeat in their opening 2020 Indian Premier League against the Super Kings
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Kolkata Knight Riders backed to beat Mumbai Indians in IPL clash (Getty Images)

The Kolkata Knight Riders open their 2020 Indian Premier League campaign against the Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. Andre Russell will be starring for the Knight Riders once again this season and I’m backing him to get the season off to a flier after enjoying his best IPL yet in 2019.

Kolkata Knight Riders Form


The Kolkata Knight Riders narrowly missed out on the playoffs in the 2019 Indian Premier League due to net run rate. With the quality they had on show that was nevertheless a disappointing result.

This season they welcome back most of their stalwarts including some big overseas players. The likes of Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Andre Russell and Sunil Narine will no doubt light up the stage at some point.

On paper the Knight Riders look a quality outfit but only four of their six overseas players can play in a single game. That puts a lot of pressure on the young Indian players with little experience. This is what could ultimately cost them.

Kolkata Knight Riders News


The key is which four overseas players the Knight Riders pick. Andre Russell is a given if fit, as is Sunil Narine. Pat Cummins is likely to start which leaves two places for Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton and Lockie Ferguson.

Mumbai Indians Form


The Mumbai Indians came into the 2020 Indian Premier League as favourites to claim their fifth IPL title but they were pegged back in their first match.

Batting first against the Chennai Super Kings, Quinton de Kock got the Mumbai Indians off to a fine start with 33 runs, but there was little contribution from elsewhere as they reached a total of 162 runs. The Super Kings won by five wickets with four balls to spare.

Getting their season on track will be the goal in this match. Having played a match already the Mumbai Indians may feel they have the upper hand.

Mumbai Indians News


Chris Lynn could come in for this match the poor performance of the middle order in their last outing. I don’t expect many changes in the bowling department after a pretty good performance.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Head to Head


The Mumbai Indians have won three of their last five matches against the Kolkata Knight Riders. When they met the last time in the 2019 Indian Premier League it was Mumbai who came out on top by nine wickets.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Odds


The Kolkata Knight Riders are priced at 2.00 to win with the Mumbai Indians favourites at 1.80. Andre Russell can be backed at 4.50 to be the Knight Riders best batsman while Quinton de Kock is valued at 3.75 in the same market.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Match Up


The Kolkata Knight Riders will be a dark horse in the IPL this year. They have an exceptionally balanced side with plenty of match winners. Inexperience could cost them at crucial stages but the overseas players give them the edge against the Mumbai Indians.

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Stats


  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andrew Russell averaged 56.66 in the 2019 IPL.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders’ Andre Russell hit the most (52) sixes in the 2019 IPL.
  • Mumbai Indians’ Quinton de Kock scored 33 runs in his last match.

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The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match is being played in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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The Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match is being played on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

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Verdict

I'm tipping the Kolkata Knight Riders to beat the Mumbai Indians with Andre Russell backed to continue his form form last season.

Best Bet: Russell Over 20.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: De Kock Over 23.5 Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Win Tip: Knight Riders Win Result @+100 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
Most Sixes Tip: Andre Russell Most Sixes @+300 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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