There is still a lot on the line in the IPL 2022 League final matches. The Kolkata Knight Riders have won their last two games and are in a strong position to make the playoffs with a win over the Lucknow Super Giants on Sunday.
Both Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore need to lose their final matches in order to give KKR a shot at the title.
However, LSG is more relaxed about the situation. In order to avoid a crushing defeat, they simply have to win. They already have 16 points, so even if they lose, they will still qualify. LSG’s focus will be on finishing in the top two positions.
IPL bookmakers are all predicting that LSG will win this game.
KKR vs LSG IPL 2022 match prediction and betting tips. The game is scheduled for May 18th, 2022, at Mumbai’s Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy.
KKR vs LSG Team Previews
Kolkata Knight Riders
This late in the IPL, KKR has found some much-needed momentum after winning its previous two games. Actually, just over a week ago, KKR suffered a defeat to LSG. His performance in the last two wins has been massive, and Andre Russell’s form has been exceptional.
We believe that placing a wager on him is a no-brainer. Bet on him to hit a six or look for a bet that includes both a six and the chance of him picking up a wicket in the same bet.
Rahane’s absence will force KKR to make a change, since he was already the team’s second-string opener. Baba Inderjith may be able to score one more run if he stays at the top of the lineup one more time.
When there is so much pressure on the KKR batting lineup to score runs and get a big win, it will have to take unnecessary risks. Every player will be required to smash the ball from the very first throw. That suggests that wickets will fall in the powerplay, more sixes will be hit, and the batting order will be rearranged.
For KKR, Umesh Yadav’s return is a huge boost to the team’s attack with the new ball. Some serious questions will be asked of the LSG batting lineup by the likes of Yadav, Russell, Chakravarthy and Southee.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing 11
Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Sam Billings (wk), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakaravarthy.
Lucknow Super Giants
Since its last win over KKR, LSG has dropped two straight games. When they bat first, LSG has been one of the better teams, but when they are chasing, they have been the worst. The first-innings teams should keep this in mind, especially with the wickets favouring them.
Since KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock have failed to perform at the top of the order, LSG has struggled with the bat. It’s clear that both of these batters have the tools to step up and play big games. A team like LSG needs this because they have great openers and great finishers, but nothing in between.
Pinch hitters Krunal Pandya and Ayush Badoni are brought in to try and extend the game. Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, and Deepak Hooda make up the LSG power trio. At times, LSG may have issues when the pitch begins to take spin.
LSG’s bowling attack is excellent. Mohsin Khan and Dushmanth Chameera’s partnership in the IPL 2022 has been quite successful. It’s possible that they went for runs in the previous match, but one-off performances should not be taken too seriously.
With Jason Holder, Ravi Bishnoi, Krunal Pandya, and Avesh Khan, the team’s bowling lineup is very solid.
Lucknow Super Giants Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), KL Rahul (c), Deepak Hooda, Krunal Pandya, Ayush Badoni/Manish Pandey, Marcus Stoinis, Jason Holder, Mohsin Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Dushmantha Chameera, Avesh Khan.
KKR VS LSG TOSS PREDICTION
The team that wins the coin toss has a significant advantage in the game. So far in the IPL 2022, the team that bats first has won six of the seven matchups. When you’re placing your wagers, keep that in mind.
To find out how we generate our toss predictions, check out our guide on how to make a good bet on the toss.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
Conditions at the DY Patil Stadium were better than at the other Mumbai venues for bowlers. A 168.6 average score in the first inning is followed by an 182.1 average first-inning winning score in this league. You can expect a lower par score in this tournament because of the increasing importance of spin.
KKR VS LSG DREAM11 PREDICTION
Team and tips for the KKR vs LSG IPL 2022 Dream11 game
KKR VS LSG PLAYING 11
- L Rahul (vc)
- D Hooda
- N Rana
- V Iyer
- S lyer
- A Russell (c)
- K Pandya
- A Khan
- U Yadav
- R Bishnoi
- T Southee
On our dedicated Dream11 guide, you can find more Dream11 predictions and other useful information..
KKR vs LSG Betting Tips
The Lucknow Super Giants are our pick to win this game. For us, they have a better bowling attack than anyone else in the competition, and KL Rahul has been in excellent form to compensate for a lacklustre batting lineup. For one thing, the fact that KKR is required to aim for a large victory will force it to take more risks, which could lead to its demise.
Make a winning wager on the Lucknow Super Giants.