Mumbai Indians are the most successful team in IPL history, with 4 titles. RCB have managed to reach the final on more than one occasion, but are yet to actually win the title. These two teams have faced each other 27 times in total, out of which Mumbai have won 18 times, and RCB could only muster 9 wins. They both have endured mixed results of late, as RCB lost by a mammoth margin of 97 runs to Kings XI Punjab, while Mumbai earned a comfortable and well-deserved victory over arch-rivals Kolkata Knight Riders.
Mumbai Indians are finally looking to be back to their very best, with an emphatic victoy in their previous match. After a disappointing opening day defeat to CSK, captain Rohit Sharma stepped up with a brilliant innings of 80, well supported by Suryakumar Yadav. Hardik Pandya also looks in great touch. Their bowlers also did an admirable job to restrict KKR to a meagre 146.
Royal Challengers Bangalore seem to be in all sorts of trouble as of late. While Devdutt Padikkal and ABD scored impressive half centuries in the first match to earn them a 10 run victory over SRH, both of them faltered in the previous match against KXIP, as they lost by a mammoth 97 runs. Captain Virat Kohli’s form is a big concern as he has scored just 15 runs in 2 matches. Yuzvendra Chahal’s wicket-taking form is the only positive for RCB right now.
Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction
To Win The Match
Mumbai Indians are the favourites to win the match with odds of 1.72 as per Bet 365. They are the favourites to retain the title this season, and have a very strong and experienced line-up which makes them a force to be reckoned with. They have won their previous match and look to be in great touch. RCB to win has odds of 2.10, as per Bet 365, which is not surprising as they have often struggled against MI historically, and are currently struggling this season.
Top Team Batsman
Despite his poor form, Virat Kohli is the favourite from RCB to be the top scorer, with odds of 3.25. AB Devilliers was brilliant in the first match and is 3.75 to repeat that. Youth sensation Devdutt Padikkal scored a brilliant 50 on debut and is 4.33 to be the top scorer.
Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma are both joint favourite from MI to be the top scorers, with odds of 3.75, and both are expected to give a solid start again. Suryakumar Yadav has been very consistent after them and is 5.00 to be the top scorer in this match.
Highest Opening Partnership
MI are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match, largely due to the form of both their openers Rohit Sharma and De Kock. Both have performed in the two matches separately and it’s only a matter of time before they get a huge partnership together.
Top Team Bowler
Yuzvendra Chahal is the undisputed favourite to be RCB’s top bowler in this match, with odds of 3.50 after a wicket-laden couple of matches. favourites to be the top bowlers of their respective teams, as per Bet 365.
Jasprit Bumrah is MI’s favourite to be the top bowler with odds of just 3.00, a testament to his wicket taking ability in the death overs.
Total Runs In The Match
Odds of there being more than 320.5 runs in this match are 1.83, as per Bet 365. This is not surprising as both these teams possess immense firepower. MI have a very deep batting lineup while RCB have two of the best batsmen in the league. Hence, the required average score per team for this bet, which is just 161, is very likely.
Individual Player Betting
- Virat Kohli to score more than 28.5 runs has odds of 1.72 , which is a tempting bet as he would be eager to bounce back after a couple of poor performances. Rohit Sharma to score more than 22.5 runs has odds of 1.72 as well, which is again very tempting as he is very dependable.
- RCB to hit the most sixes has odds of 2.10, while MI to have the most sixes has odds of 2.00. Rohit Sharma to hit just 1 six has odds of 1.83.
- Jasprit Bumrah to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.00, while Yuzu Chahal to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 2.25, which is likely as he is in red hot form.
Our Top Betting Picks
- RCB to win the match @2.10
- RCB to hit the most sixes @2.10
- MI to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
- Chahal to be RCB’s top wicket-taker @3.50