The reigning champions Mumbai Indians will face Kolkata Knight Riders at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday in the 32nd match of the season.
MI have been in sublime form whereas KKR will look to get back to winning ways after their previous loss against RCB.
We take a look at Match Prediction, which can help you in placing the right bets. We will consider the current form, stats, head to head and players to look out for.
KKR last five matches: W L W W L
KKR have won three and lost two in their last five matches. But the two-times champions suffered a huge defeat of 82 runs at the hands of RCB in their previous match. KKR will need to pull up their socks in all the three departments as they have not come up with consistent performances. Andre Russell and Sunil Narine are yet to fire for KKR and it is a big concern for the team.
MI last five matches: L W W W W
MI has continued their domination in the ongoing season. The defending champions have a potent side and their players deliver on most occasions. They have the right balance in their final XI and they are coming with collective performances on the field. Thus, they will look to continue the same form.
The last time these two teams had met in the tournament, MI had thrashed KKR by a mammoth margin of 49 runs.
Head to Head: Total matches – 26, Won by MI – 20, Won by KKR – 6.
Players to watch out for: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Kieron Pollard and Jasprit Bumrah for MI.
Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine and Pat Cummins for KKR.
Match Prediction: Based on current form and head to head battle, MI will hold the advantage against KKR.