The Mumbai Indians need a win to go back to the top of the IPL table. The Royals are looking to bounce back from back to back defeats. This is a game this is poised nicely for some attacking cricket from two quality teams. The Royals, unfortunately, will not be able to welcome Ben Stokes back into their team as he is still in quarantine after arriving in the UAE next match. He should return for the next Royals match.
The Mumbai Indians look like they have almost the ultimate team with an excellent top order, an explosive middle order, and a tough bowling line up. The Royals have so far been very up and down in their form. They have clocked up some good runs but haven’t performed at their best with the ball.
Latest MI v RR Betting Odds
Here are the latest odds (From 22bet India)
- Mumbai Indians 31/50
- Rajasthan Royals 13/10
As you can see and would expect, the Indians are a clear favourite for this match. They are the current favourites to win the tournament and come into the game in better form than the Royals.
MI v RR Betting Tips
Today’s tips come from 22bet, which has over 1300 different markets for each IPL.
Tip 1 – Who will win the match? Mumbai Indians 31/50
This is not an exciting bet at these odds but we cannot avoid the stats and form of the Indians. They are on the back of two wins and have quality in the depth of their team. If Ben Stokes was back in the Royals team then we may have taken a different view as he will give the whole team a lift when he returns, not to mention the quality he will bring as one of the best T20s players in the world.
Current team averages
- Average runs scored 191
- Average runs conceded 166
- Average sixes per game 10.3
- Average boundaries per game 13.2
- Average runs scored 183
- Average runs conceded 188
- Average sixes per game 13.2
- Average boundaries per game 9
As you can see from the above stats the Indians are averaging nearly 200 runs per game. The Royals have the highest average runs conceded of any team in the IPL. They sit slightly higher than the bottom team, Kings XI Punjab, having played one game less.
In their last match, the Mumbai Indians were dominant over the Sunrisers Hyderabad, winning by 34 runs. The result never really looked in doubt once the Indians had set 209 to win. The Sunriesrs top order was resilient in their from with de Kock, Pandey, and Bairstow playing a reasonable inning.
Over the 20 overs, the bowling attack of the Indians just proved to be too much for them with Boult, Pattinson, and Bumrah all taking 2 wickets each. Here are the bowling figures for the team –
The Mumbai Indians bowling attack make up 4 of the top 10 bowlers based on wickets. They have Boult, Pattinson, Bumrah, and Chahar all in the top 10. Jasprit Bumrah also tops the charts for the most dot balls, 55, so far. This is a bowling attack that, as long as a couple of them are on song, will not give you any easy runs.
After their incredible victory over KXIP, we were really expecting the Royals to build on that win. They should have been full of confidence and ready to push on up the table. However, this just has not happened. In the next match, that was incredibly disappointing losing to KKR chasing 175. This should have been achievable on this wicket but they stumbled to 137/9 from 20 losing by 37 runs.
The disappointment continued in their next match too. Against RCB they set a total of 155 for the win after faltering again with the bat. They only posted a reasonable score with the performance of Tewatia and Archer at the end of the innings who got 16 and 24 respectively. With the ball, they failed to take the wickets they needed and RCB almost coasted to victory with 158/2 with 5 balls remaining.
For us, this all points to an Indian’s win in this match.
Tip 2 – Total match sixes over 10.5 4/7
Another odds-on shot for today’s match but the stats for this one simply cannot be ignored!
Sixes for the Mumbai Indians (5 matches)
- Pollard 13
- Kishan 12
- Sharma 11
- Pandya 8
- de Kock 4
- Tiwary 2
- Pandya 2
- Yadav 1
Sixes for Rajasthan Royals (4 matches)
- Samson 16
- Tewatia 11
- Archer 8
- Smith 6
- Lomror 3
- Buttler 3
- Rajpoot 1
As you can see above there are lots of big hitters in both of these teams and the 10.5 sixes cover the whole match, not just each team. Together they have an average of 26.4 sixes per match!
Tip 3 – Mumbai most run-outs 12/5
We finish our tips with a long odds shot at 12/5 odds. We are backing this if the Indians bat first. If the Royals have to chase a total this looks very good odds.