Royal Challengers v Knight Riders IPL 2021 Predictions & Stats: Can the RCB continue their fantastic form?

Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

Date: 18th April 2021

Time: 3.30 PM India

Stadium: MA Chidambaram Stadium

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RCB stats and form

KKR stats and form

RCB v KKR prediction

Head to head stats

Trends & Recent Form

The KKR have certainly got their work cut out against an inform and strong Royal Challengers Bangalore side. RCB have simply been amazing with both the bat and ball, making them a strong contender for the tournament title.

Royal Challengers Bangalore form

Position: 1 of 8

  • Played: 2
  • Won: 2
  • Lost: 0
  • Net Run Rate: +0.175
Top players
Top Batsman: Glenn Maxwell
  • Total runs: 98
  • Average: 49
  • High score: 59
Top Bowler: Harshal Patel
  • Total wickets: 7
  • Total overs: 8
  • Economy: 6.50
  • Best figures: 5/27

“I think most IPL fans knew RCB would be in with a chance of being tournament champions, but I honestly didn’t expect such a blistering start.”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • RCB have a strong mix of great batting and solid bowling.
  • In the previous match RCB found the boundary 18 times.
  • Against SRH, The Royal challengers bowled 59 dot balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders form

Position: 6 of 8

KKR logo

  • Played: 2
  • Won: 1
  • Lost: 1
  • Net Run Rate: 0.000 
Top players
Top Batsman: Nitisha Rana
  • Total runs: 137
  • Average: 68.5
  • High score: 80
Top Bowler: Andre Russell
  • Total wickets: 6
  • Total overs: 5
  • Economy: 9.40
  • Best figures: 5/15

“Played 2, won 1, lost 1. Not the best of starts by no means the worst. Russell treated us to some incredible bowling. ”

Arjun Reddy
Head of Indian Cricket Content

Latest stats and trends
  • A recent win for KKR, and good all round team performance, which will stand them in good stead.
  • KKR bowlers mastered the art of spin bowling, which proved successful.
  • Man of the Match Rana was magnificent and one to watch for the tournament.
  • KKR recently picked up their 100th IPL victory

Head to head stats

2020 results

  • Match 28: RCB won by 82 runs
  • Match 39: RCB won by 8 wickets


  • Royal Challengers = 12 wins
  • Knight Riders = 14 wins

RCB and KKR have never played each other in the knock out stages of any IPL.

Match Prediction & Tips

Match Prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore to win at 1.72 *

Its no surprise to see the RCB as clear favourites for this match. We agree with the bookmakers and at 1.72, this may well be a great addition to an accumulator

  • Pick 1: AD Russell, top team bowler, odds 4.50

Russell is currently RCB’s top bowler amassing 7 wickets already. He’s always great to watch and if hes up for the contest we can see him adding more wickets to haul.

  • Pick 2: KKR to hit UNDER 6.5 sixes, odds 1.90 

A nice looking market. We’ll be backing this at 1.90. If RCB bowl like they have been doing, KKR are in for a long afternoon.

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