Kolkata Night Riders v Mumbai Indians: IPL 2021 Match Prediction: Can Mumbai keep up their winning run against KKR?

Match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians

Date: 13th April 2021

Time: 7.30 PM India

Stadium: MA Chidambaram Stadium

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KKR stats and form

MI stats and form

KKR v MI prediction

Head to head stats

Trends & Recent Form

True to form the Mumbai Indians lost their opening fixture. They always seem to do this but then quickly find their feet.

Consistency is always the issue with KKR, however after a positive start they could well fancy their chances against MI.

Knight Riders form

Position: 2 of 8

KKR logo

  • Played: 1
  • Won: 1
  • Lost: 0
  • Net Run Rate: +0.500 
Top players
Top Batsman: Nitishi Rana
  • Total runs: 80 
  • High score: 80
Top Bowler: Prasidh Krishna
  • Total wickets: 2
  • Total overs: 4
  • Economy: 8.75
  • Best figures: 2/35

“Kolkata always lose to Mumbai! They will need to be at the very top of their game to get a win here”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • Batsman Nitishi Rana put in a phenomenal performance v SRH
  • KKR look to have started the IPL21 in great form. Winning rather than chasing.
  • A solid mix of good batting and bowling could see KKR do well in the tournament.

Mumbai Indians form

Position: 6 of 8

  • Played: 1
  • Won: 0
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: -0.050
Top players
Top Batsman: Chris Lynn
  • Total runs: 49
  • High score: 49
Top Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah
  • Total wickets: 2
  • Total overs: 4
  • Economy: 6.50
  • Best figures: 2/26

“Mumbai Indians have won 10 of the last 11 against Kolkata. If they play an average game I would still expect them to get an easy win”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • Mumbai Indians have lost their 7th consecutive opening game.
  • Suryakumar Yadav hit a solid 31 from 23 balls.
  • Jasprit Bumrah was the pick of MI bowlers. Very economical.
  • Rohit suggests MI will soon find their intensity.

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Head to head stats

2020 IPL results

  • Match 5: Mumbai won by 49 runs
  • Match 32: Mumbai won by 8 wickets


  • Kolkata Knight Riders – 6 wins
  • Mumbai Indians – 21 wins

Mumbai Indians have won 10 of the last 11 head to head. 

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Mumbai Indians to win at 1.72*

A close decision, but ultimately the bookmakers back up our thoughts too. MI always start with a loss and then go on to do well. We think KKR will put up a good fight, but see the Mumbai Indians ultimately triumphing. 


  • Pick 1: Nitishi Rana to be KKR top batsman at 4.50

Rana was simply inspired in the Knight Riders opening match. If he fancies the challenge he could well score heavily again. 

  • Pick 2: Total runs in the match ‘over’ 324.5 at 1.83

With the Mumbai Indians looking to kick start their campaign against a very good KKR side, we can see their big hitters stepping up. This match could well see a very high combined total run score. 

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