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PL 2020 Match 27 – Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Capitals Betting Preview

Cricket IPL Betting Tips

The 27th match of the 2020 Indian Premier League is effectively the “El Clasico” of the IPL, as the top 2 teams on the league table square off in the most important match of the season so far. Mumbai Indians VS Delhi Capitals is as big a game as it gets this season, with both teams in brilliant form of late, and whoever wins this epic clash will automatically be considered as the favourite for the title. Let’s preview this match from a betting perspective, with odds provided by Bet365 India.

Our Top Betting Picks:

  • DC to win the match @2.00
  • MI to hit the most sixes @1.76
  • MI to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rabada to be DC’s top wicket-taker @2.75.
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History

The history between these two teams couldn’t have been more contrasting. Mumbai Indians are the most successful franchise in IPL history, winning their 4th title last season, while Delhi haven’t even reached the final once, let alone win the title. These two sides have faced each other a total of 24 times, with each side winning 12 matches, proving just how intense this rivalry is, as tonight could be a temporary tiebreaker. DC, however, have won 3 of the last 4 matches, and do look like the stronger side going into this clash.

Team News

The Delhi Capitals won their opening two matches to get off to the perfect start, and were top of the table before they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they regained momentum and went on to win a hattrick of games. Their batting top order looks fairly consistent, with notable contributions from at least two of the top order batsmen in every game so far, followed by some big hitting by the likes of Stoinis and Hetmyer after them. The bowling looks very good, however, with very economical spells by the spinners and a brilliant pace partnership between Rabada and Nortje. The team looks to be as strong as ever and are currently top of the table with 5 wins in 6 matches.

MI are currently sitting 2nd the league table, with 4 wins in 6 matches. After a couple of damaging defeats to arch-rivals CSK and RCB, MI recovered well to put up a mammoth score against Sunrisers Hyderabad, highlighting their deep batting line-up. Rohit Sharma and De Kock both have played some big innings each, but the most encouraging aspect is the form of their middle and lower batting order, with Pollard and the Pandya brothers helping them explode towards the end.

Betting Preview, Picks And Prediction

To Win The Match

Mumbai Indians are favourites to win this match at odds of 1.80 as per Bet 365. They were dominant in their last two matches against RR and SRH, with a total of 400 runs scored in those 2 innings highlighting their strong batting line-up. Delhi To win has odds of 2.00, despite a 3 game winning run. This is a fairly attractive bet as Delhi look very strong and have great momentum as of now.

Top Team Batsman

Quinton De Kock and Rohit Sharma are again favourites from MI to be the top scorers, with odds of 3.50 and 3.30 respectively, 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.

Shikhar Dhawan is, as usual, the favourite to be Delhi’s top batsman in this match with odds of 3.60. His opening partner Prithvi Shaw has odds of 4.00 after his impressive innings in the second match, while captain Shreyas Iyer has odds of 4.50, after his blistering knock against KKR propelled them to 227. Even Rishabh Pant has odds of 4.50

Highest Opening Partnership

Mumbai Indians are favourites at 1.80 to have the highest opening partnership in this match. Despite the form of Prtithvi Shaw and Dhawan for DC, the sheer quality and experience of Rohit Sharma and De Kock may prove too much for DC to handle. The DC openers are 2.00 to have the highest partnership.

Top Team Bowler

South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada is in brilliant form of late, and is DC’s favourite to be the top bowler, at 2.75. He is also the current purple cap holder. He is followed by compatriot Nortje at 4.33.

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. Followed by Trent Boult at 3.75.

Total Runs In The Match

Odds of there being more than 325.5 runs in this match are 1.66, as per Bet 365. This seems highly achievable as both these teams are known for their strong and deep batting line-ups. 163 is the average required score for this bet, and we are fairly confident that can be achieved.

Individual Player Betting

  • Quinton De Kock to score more than 23.5 runs has odds of 1.72 , which is a tempting bet as he would like to finally post a huge score early on. Shikhar Dhawan to score more than 23.5 runs has odds of 1.80, which could be a gamble considering he is fairly inconsistent and unpredictable.
  • Mumbai to hit the most sixes has odds of 1.76, which is understandable as they have several players who can clear the ropes. The Pandya brothers, Rohit Sharma, Pollard and De Kock all are known for their big hits. DC have odds of 2.45 to hit the most sixes, which is highly dependent on Pant, Stoinis and Hetmyer.
  • Rabada to take 2 or more wickets has odds of 1.90 which is a given with his form, while Bumrah to take 2 or more wickets also has odds of 1.90, which is highly likely given his ability to take wickets in the death overs.

Our Top Betting Picks

  • DC to win the match @2.00
  • MI to hit the most sixes @1.76
  • MI to have the Highest Opening Partnership @1.80
  • Rabada to be DC’s top wicket-taker @2.75.

FAQ

Why should I bet on Delhi Capitals to win this match at 2.00?
Despite the fact that Mumbai are the favourites to win this match, we believe Delhi can pull off a huge win in this match. They have been simply unstoppable of late with a hattrick of wins, exceptionally consistent with the bat and especially with the ball. The team is probably the most balanced in the whole league, and hence we think they can pull of an upset tonight.
Why should I bet on MI to hit the most sixes?
Mumbai Indians’ have some of the biggest hitters in the league at their disposal. The openers Rohit and De Kock are big hitters in their own right, followed by Pollard and Ishan Kishan who are both fond of the aerial routes. They are then followed by the Pandya brothers, who are both capable of clearing the ropes as well. No other team in the league has so many potential six-hitters in the line-up.
Why should I bet on Rabada to be the top bowler for DC ?
Kagiso Rabada is probably the greatest bowler of all time in the IPL. He is the current purple cap holder with 15 wickets in 6 matches, 4 clear of the second-highest wicket taker, at an average of 12.33. He has taken 2 or more wickets in the last 11 consecutive matches that he has played, which is a record.

Dream 11 Preview

Our Dream XI team for this match is fairly balanced with 2 wicket-keepers, 3 batsmen, 3 all-rounders and 3 bowlers:

Wicket Keeper – De Kock And Rishabh Pant

Quinton De Kock is a very explosive opener who can destroy teams in the powerplay overs, and is 3.50 to be MI’s top scorer in this match. Similarly, Pant is also a very explosive middle-order option for the Capitals, and is 4.50 to be their top scorer.

Batsmen

Rohit Sharma is MI’s favourite to be the top batsman at 3.30, therefore we have captained him, while Surya Kumar Yadav is the third favourite at 5.00. Both of them make their way in our team, as does the experienced Shikhar Dhawan from DC, who is their favourite to be the top scorer at 3.60.


All-Rounders

We have picked 3 all-rounders to improve the balance of our side. Axar Patel is a very handy economical bowler, who can be very important with the bat as well. Stoinis is a big hitting batting all-rounder who has struck some lusty blows of late. Pollard is MI’s go-to man in tight situations, and can single-handedly turn the course of a match.

Bowling

Our bowling line-up is led by Kagiso Rabada (2.75 to be DC’s top bowler), who is in exceptional form. We have made him our captain as a wicket gives you 25 points. He is complemented by Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar of MI.


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Akshay Malhotra

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