KKR vs GT, IPL 2023 Match 39 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are set to host Gujarat Titans (GT) in match no. 33 of IPL 2023 at the Eden Gardens on Saturday, April 29. Gujarat Titans head into this match as favourites with the odds of 8/11 (1.72) whereas the Knight Riders have greater odds of winning at 21/20 (2.05).

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders vs Gujarat Titans (KKR vs GT), Match 39
  • April 29, 2023 – 10 AM GMT
  • Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

As many as 28 matches have been hosted at Eden Gardens in the IPL since 2017, with the average batting first score of 182. In the three games played here this season, the team batting first has scored 204, 228 and 235. However, there could be some grip for bowlers in an afternoon game.

The weather could play a spoilsport as there could be thunderstorms in some parts on Saturday. The forecast has a 40% chance of precipitation.

KKR vs GT – Match Predictions

Gujarat Titans have a much stronger side in this IPL edition. They have a strong bowling attack and batters who keep delivering. The Knight Riders don’t have a great bowling attack, especially for flat pitches.

Probable 6s

Kolkata Knight Riders have a hard-hitting batting line-up of Jason Roy, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Venkatesh Iyer, David Wiese and Rinku Singh. Gujarat Titans rely on Hardik Pandya, David Miller and Rahul Tewatiya for six-hitting.

Our prediction: Kolkata Knight Riders to hit most sixes in the match at 9/10 (1.90).

Probable Wickets

Rashid Khan took a hat-trick the last time these two teams met. He has picked 14 wickets in seven games at a strike rate of 12. Back him to be Gujarat Titans’ top wicket-taker at 2/1 (3.00). From KKR, you can back Varun Chakravarthy to be the top bowler at 11/4 (3.75).

Our prediction: Rashid Khan to be Gujarat Titans’ highest wicket-taker at 2/1 (3.00).

Man of the Match

Shubman Gill has piled on 284 runs in the ongoing IPL 2023 with three half centuries. Back Gill to be the player of the match at 7/1 (8.00) against his former franchise. Among others, Rashid Khan, Hardik Pandya and Andre Russell are top betting options.

Our prediction: Shubman Gill to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

KKR vs GT Preview

KKR had pulled off an unbelievable victory over GT in the previous clash, courtesy of Rinku Singh’s five consecutive sixes. Let’s take a look at two teams as Titans look for some payback.

Kolkata Knight Riders

KKR are seventh on the table with six points and a net run-rate of -0.027. They have won three games and have suffered five losses. Most recently, they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 runs.

KKR had Jason Roy and N Jagadeesan open the innings last game but the latter could get demoted. Shardul Thakur could return after missing a few games due to an injury.

Predicted XI: Venkatesh Iyer, Jason Roy, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, David Wiese, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy

Gujarat Titans

GT have claimed 10 points in the season so far, having won five and lost two matches. They have a pretty good net run-rate of 0.580 and are coming off a 55-run thrashing of Mumbai Indians.

Alzarri Joseph has been on the sidelines and his availability remains unclear. Noor Ahmad has taken his chances. Abhinav Manohar has been impressive in the lower middle order as well.

Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Abhinav Manohar, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Joshua Little, Mohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

KKR vs GT Prediction

For those in the UK, you can watch the IPL 2023 matches on Sky Sports Cricket. You can also stream the tournament live on the DAZN application.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • DAZN (Streaming)

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