The IPL final is here! On Tuesday we will see last years champions Mumbai Indians take on the Delhi Capitals. These teams have met three times already and the Indians have perfumed well. The Capitals came trough the knock out stages well after losing to the Indians in the first game.
Can the Capitals stop the relentless form of Mumbai Indians and take their first ever IPL title? We will look at the form and odds and make our match predictions.
MI v DC Final Betting Odds*
Odds taken from 22bet*
- Mumbai Indians 8/13
- Delhi Capitals 10/11
Mumbai Indians are slightly shorter than the last time these two met after their relatively comfortable victory in that match.
*Odds correct at time of writing, subject to change, see 22bet for latest live odds.
MI v DC IPL Final Betting Tips
The last game of the tournament and we have four betting tips for you today.
Tip 1 – Match Prediction – Dehli Capitals to win 10/11*
This has been a tough one to call for us and we are divided in the team of expects as who to back. We settled on the odds for the Dehli Capitals at 10/11 as they are inviting odds for a final. The pressure will really be on Mumbai Indians to take back to back titles for the first time and that could be a heavy weight on them
Head to head record
As always the two teams have met twice in the group stages – here are the results
- 5/11 – Mumbai Indians win by 57 runs
- 11/10 – Mumbai Indians win by 5 wickets, 2 balls remaining
- 31/10 – Mumbai Indians win by 9 wickets, 34 balls remaining
These two teams have played each other a couple of times in the past two weeks and the Indians have come out on top. There hasn’t really been much pressure on them in these game compared to this match. When we look at the initial IPL 0dds for the tournament they have been the 6/1 favourites throughout. Even when the Capitals went to the top of the table Mumbai Indians were still the expected winners. This is a big task for the Capitals but we believe they have the strength and belief in the squad to take a historic victory.
Top players for each team
Mumbai Indians Batsmen
- I Kishan 483
- De Kock 483
- S Yadav 461
- H Pandya 278
- R Sharma 264
- K Pollard 259
Excellent batting from the Indians in general.
Dehli Capitals Batsmen
- S Dhawan 603
- S Iyer 454
- M Stoinis 352
- R Pant 287
- P Shaw 228
Dehli Capitals threw a curve ball in the last match starting with Stoinis as an opener with Dhawan and they seemed to work well together. We have seen Stoinis open in the Big Bash this year and do very well – the main surprise is that it took this long to get him there. Stoinis and Dhawan look a great paring at the top of the order with the experience and control of Dhawan paired beautifully with the explosive capabilities of Stoinis.
Tip 2 (long shot) – Sharma, de Kock, Dhawan & Iyer all to hit 3+ sixes 50/1*
This is a massive punt for the final! We’d need a high scoring game but if we get one then there is a chance of this happening. At 50/1 we will only be putting a very small stake on this bet. This is available only with Betway via their #Betyourway markets. Betway are one of our top 3 cricket betting sites – See the full list here.
Tip 3 (value bet) – Bumrah & Rabada to take a wicket 8/11*
These two are the top bowlers in the years IPL. Bunrah has taken 27 wickets in 14 matches and Rabada has taken 29 in 16 matches. For this bet to win they will both need to take at least one wicket. We think it would be more of a surprise if they didn’t take a wicket each.
Tip 4 – Dehli Capitals most match sixes 12/5*
What great odds we see before us! If the capitals are to get the win here then they will need to be clearing the ropes on a regular basis!