Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians match prediction 5th match

Match date · 23 Sep 2020 · 19:30 IST
KKR vs MI prediction
  • Mumbai Indians have won nine out of their last 10 matches against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
  • Three out of four matches in the IPL 2020 have produced 1st innings scores of below 165.
  • In the last 5 head-to-head matches, Mumbai Indians have smashed 75 fours compared to Kolkata Knight Riders’ 65 hits.
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians | Top Team Markets to Bet On

Kolkata Knight Riders will go head on with Mumbai Indians in the fifth match of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, in Abu Dhabi, on September 23, Wednesday.

Kolkata Knight Riders will finally begin their Indian Premier League 2020 campaign and they will have to face the defending champions Mumbai Indians tomorrow. Dinesh Karthik-led Knight Riders side have an immensely strong squad and they will be spoilt for choices before the skipper picks his playing XI. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, did not get off to a good start as they were humbled by 5 wickets in the first game of this year's Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma and co. will be looking to make things straight as soon as they can since these are early days in the tournament. While we let these two giants gear up for this mouth-watering clash, let me present to you three of the best team markets for you to bet on from this game. So, let's not waste any further time and let me take you through these markets one by one:

Mumbai Indians to win

Kolkata Knight Riders will play their first game of the season against four-time champions Mumbai Indians and they have a really tough task ahead of them. The defending champions hold an incredible track record against Kolkata Knight Riders and Rohit Sharma will be looking to add to that record. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have collided on 25 occasions in 12 seasons of the IPL, and the former have emerged victorious on a mammoth 19 occasions. These two sides have played only once at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in 2014 edition of the IPL and it was Kolkata Knight Riders who got the better of Mumbai Indians. But in the last 10 times that Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have played against each other, the former have triumphed on 9 occasions and that is sheer dominance. Betfair Exchange is offering odds of 1.83 for a Mumbai Indians win and considering the winning percentage they hold against Kolkata Knight Riders, it looks like the outcome is going to be the same again tomorrow.

First innings score to be under 165

We are four matches into the 13th edition of the IPL and we already have had four scintillating matches so far. I mean that is what the Indian Premier League is all about right? But in this particular market we are going to talk about the 1st innings total which I believe is going to be a fairly modest one unlike match number four, which was played in Sharjah. Three out of the first four matches in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League have produced 1st innings scores of less than 165. So far only one match has been played at the venue in the ongoing edition of the IPL, and it has produced a first innings total of 162/9. The average 1st innings total in T20 international matches at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in just 137. The scores have breached the 160-run mark because of the grass coverings we have seen on the pitches unlike the flat wicket of Sharjah. The 1st innings scores have been less than 165 runs on 11 out of 25 occasions when it comes to head-to-head encounters. Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.83 for 1st innings total to be less than 165 runs and I think this is a winnable bet!

Mumbai Indians to hit more fours in the game

Mumbai Indians have asserted their dominance over Kolkata Knight Riders in all possible ways in the Indian Premier League. Now it seems that they have their noses ahead when it comes to hitting fours in head-to-head encounters as well. Mumbai Indians have managed to smash a whopping 356 fours in 25 games and Kolkata Knight Riders have 328 boundaries against their name. Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders have played only one match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium as you already know and Kolkata Knight Riders had a better run with 11 fours compared to Mumbai Indians' 7 hits. However, In the last five head-to-head encounters between Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, the former have managed 65 fours and the latter has edged ahead and managed 75 hits. The last time these two sides met, Mumbai Indians clobbered 14 fours and Kolkata Knight Riders could manage only 3 boundaries. 888 Sport and Unibet are offering the same odds of 1.95 for Mumbai Indians to hit more fours in the forthcoming fixture.

My Picks:

Mumbai Indians to win - @ 1.83 (Betfair Exchange)

First innings score to be under 165 - @ 1.83 (Bet 365)

Mumbai Indians to hit more fours in the match - @ 1.95 (888 Sport/Unibet)

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