SML vs BBL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 27, 2019
The Shivamogga Lions have lost their way after the last few matches and find themselves in a must-win situation to try and make the Karnataka Premier League playoffs. They are going to be playing against the Bijapur Bulls, a side that has seen a dramatic fall in fortunes in this season of the Karnataka Premier League 2019.
There is no chance of the Bijapur Bulls to make the next stage of the tournament as they have just one win out of their five matches. They could spoil Shivamogga’s chances, though, and that is what will have to serve as motivation for them in this match.
Shivamogga Lions vs Bijapur Bulls KPL 2019 is going to be played at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore on the 27th of August 2019.
SML vs BBL Team Previews
The Shivamogga Lions seemed like they had put in a good batting performance in their previous match against the Belagavi Panthers. Arjun Hoysala top-scored with 77 runs and Pavan Deshpande also scored 59 runs to help the side reach 177.
Unfortunately, the bowling could not find any answer to Stalin Hoover and ended up conceding the runs in just under 15 overs.
That is tough to recover from but they still have some positives to work with. The batsmen seem to be in good form and that is a big plus. They are also playing against the Bijapur Bulls, a side that has been among the worst this season.
The Shivamogga bowling is led by Abhimanyu Mithun who can be a bit unpredictable but he is still a quality bowler who will fancy his chances against the Bijapur Bulls. An improved bowling performance can be expected from the Shivamogga Lions in this match.
Shivamogga Lions Playing 11
Arjun Hoysala, Nihal Ullal, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pavan Deshpande, MD Nidheesh, S Prashanth, Akshay Ballal, HS Sharath, Prithviraj Shekawat, Rishab-Singh, T Pradeep.
Take Bharath Chipli out of the Bijapur Bulls side and there is nothing to see. He has been the lone player to score runs consistently and be able to challenge the opposition. Raju Bhatkal and Naveen MG have shown a few glimpses of form but overall the batting lineup has been a complete failure.
Can they be expected to turn things around in this final match when there is nothing on the line? We are not sure. There does not seem to be anything to suggest that is likely.
Bharat Chipli has the capability to win matches on his own but individual brilliance is not something you want to bet on a regular basis.
There is nothing much to see in the bowling department either. KC Cariappa has been a huge disappointment in KPL 2019 and we really think his involvement in the IPL could be in jeopardy as well if he continues to bowl as he has been.
The Bijapur Bulls appear to have the weakest bowling attack in the entire tournament, which is saying something in a tournament where the bowling attacks have been poor in quality in general.
Bijapur Bulls Playing 11
Gneshwar Naveen, Bharat Chipli, GS Chiranjeevi, Suneel Raju, Jeshwanth Acharya, Swapnil Yelave, NP Bhareth, KC Cariappa, Shimon Luiz, Prateek Jain, Raju Bhatkal.
SML vs BBL Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Shivamogga Lions vs Bijapur Bulls KPL 2019 is going to be played at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore on the 27th of August 2019. The weather forecast for Mysore on match day is for some rain in the evening that could cause some interruptions.
Hopefully, the rain can stay away for long enough to get a result.
The pitch in Mysore has been excellent for batting. There has been some help for the spinners but nothing that can be termed as excessive.
SML vs BBL Betting Tips
We think that the Shivamogga Lions will be able to win this match thanks to their better batting and a bowling unit that is more consistent than Bijapur’s.
Bet on the Shivamogga Lions to win.