Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore – Betting Tips and Prediction
Mumbai are the worthy favourites for this one despite their defeat against the Ben Stokes-inspired Rajasthan Royals.
RCB have let inconsistency slip into their game of late but will be heartened by the return to Abu Dhabi after their demolition of KKR here two games ago.
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Back Mumbai’s Openers to Shine
Mumbai may be without Rohit Sharma recently but that has only handed de Kock and Kishan the chance to step up.
They both look in decent form, especially the way they dealt with CSK two games ago.
They look a solid pick to perform better than their RCB counterparts of Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal. Padikkal has really kicked on this tournament but Australian Finch is short of form.
Mumbai can be backed at 1.83 with 10CRIC to have the highest opening partnership. It is a bet that will look even stronger should Rohit Sharma return from injury.
Siraj to Enjoy Abu Dhabi Return
Mohammed Siraj put in a brilliant display when last in Abu Dhabi. He took record figures of three wickets for just eight runs against Kolkata.
His fuller length on this surface caused plenty of issues for the opposition batsmen and it would be no surprise to see him having joy again.
He is also a value selection at 5.5 with bet365 to be RCB’s top bowler.
Quinton de Kock to Hit Back
de Kock suffered a rare failure with the bat in the defeat to Rajasthan. He fell for just six runs as Mumbai eventually suffered their fourth loss.
However, before that, he’s smashed a half-century against KXIP and 46 in a comfortable run-chase against CSK.
It could be worth sticking with him in this fixture. His price of 3.25 with 10CRIC to be MI’s top batsman still looks a tempting price.
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