Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Betting Tips and Prediction
We’ve got some early IPL betting tips for you. They include some generous odds. Consider these predictions before placing your bets.
Bet on an Early Century
The Indian Premier League is renowned for affording batsman one of the biggest stages to perform really well.
We’ve seen early centuries in the tournament before and it’s probable it’ll happen in the 2021 IPL as well.
With plenty of star players on show, including Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and others, it’s possible at least one of them can ton up in this match.
The pitch will be fresh and the boundaries relatively small. The bowlers might be a bit rusty, too. It’s all looking good for a century to be scored by any batsman at 6.8 with 22Bet.
Pick Mumbai for the Highest Opening Partnership
The Mumbai Indians have a formidable opening partnership in Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock. It’s likely they will be at the top of the order together again.
Even if not, and Sharma maybe slots into the middle order, Mumbai are still shaping up to have a more solid opening stand than Bangalore.
We’ve seen Bangalore tinker with their opening combination in the past. It hasn’t worked well enough.
Bet on the Mumbai Indians to have a higher first-wicket stand than RCB at 1.85 with 1xBet.
Padikkal to Outscore Kolhi
Devdutt Padikkal had an impressive IPL 2020 and will be looking to build on that when this year’s edition gets underway.
The young opening batsman has also flourished in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and looks in great form ahead of this curtain-raiser.
Given his form and ability to find more improvement, backing Padikkal to outscore his skipper Virat Kohli looks a decent bet at 2.2 with bet365.
Kohli suffered an inconsistent time in the last tournament and there is still uncertainty about where he’ll bat this time around.
The loss of Josh Philippe means he could open the batting unless RCB throw in young New Zealand prospect Finn Allen. On the other hand, Padikkal will know his role and be fully prepared.
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