IPL 2018 44th Match: KXIP vs KKR Match Predictions
Just a few games ago both the Kings XI Punjab and the Kolkata Knight Riders looked sure to finish in the top four of the IPL this season, but in recent weeks they have really struggled. The Kings XI have lost three of their last four games to slip down the table, while the Knight Riders have lost their last two. With the Mumbai Indians improving, the top four is now in doubt for these two, making this a hugely important game for them, with a vital two points on offer to the winner. Who will win 12th May KXIP vs KKR prediction is placed below.
After a great start we have seen the Kings XI struggle in recent games. Their biggest problem has been run scoring, in the three recent defeats they have had, their scores have been 119, 174 and 143. The only respectable score out of those was their 174, but the other two are well below par and you will not win many games playing like that. KL Rahul scored 95 not out in their previous game, which should have set them up brilliantly but Marcus Stoinis was the only other player to get into double figures. Chris Gayle was in fine form at the start of the tournament, but has slowed down a little and the big experienced West Indian could really do with a big score to get back on track.
The Kolkata Knight Riders scored just 108 all out in their most recent loss and that is something they must get over quickly if they are to keep in the hunt for a top four finish. They have the ability in their team to do well in the IPL, with a good balance of bowling and batting available to them. While the Knight Riders do not have the same quality as the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings at the top of the table, they are a good team and will feel that they can compete with them if they get back on track over the next few games. KXIP vs KKR match prediction 12th May 2018 is placed below.
KXIP vs KKR IPL 2018 Prediction
There is no doubting that this is a huge game at the top of the table, bringing together two teams who are out of form and desperate for the win. After their good starts both teams will be targeting a top four finish and in this game I am backing the Kings XI Punjab to get two points to help their cause. This should be a tight game, but I think the Kings XI will just edge it.