To go by their standings in the table backing the Chennai Super Kings to beat the Kolkata Knight Riders seems a no brainer, however as the bookies get cagey with their odds for your bet on the IPL this game is too close to call after the KKR’s recent visit to The Royal Challengers Bangalore, and if you’re sat in a poker room in India wondering which to back, you’re not alone.The question is will Chennai’s luck hold or will Kolkata’s skills come to the fore? We take a look.
The game in Bangalore was a masterly performance that saw the KKR win by a clear 6 wickets, man of the match Chris Lynn anchoring the side and getting a useful 68 along the way, and Andre Russell got 3 for 31 in just three overs, the RCB collapsing save for 68 from Virat Kohli. Compare this with the Super Kings last game and you can see why if you check out markets for online gambling in India that bet on the IPL you want to place is a toss up between these two sides both of whom get around 10/11.
Is Kolkata A Better Bet On The IPL Than Chennai This Time?
The bookies both within and without Indian gambling laws can’t decide which way to lean on this one because Chennai only barely scraped a 13 run win against the Delhi Daredevils in their last match, Shane Watson might have got 78 but Rishabh Pant got 79, and whilst KM Asif got 2 for 43, Glen Maxwell nabbed one for five in a single over. Chennai’s win was thus by a scant 13 runs and no where near as impressive as their next opponents, and anyone in a casino in India should probably back KKR.