Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians – Betting Tips and Prediction
Mumbai look worthy favourites but their recent record against the Royals means this could be closer than some think.
Rajasthan certainly have the firepower to hurt MI and it will be interesting to see how Mumbai react should they start with purpose.
However, it could be worth looking at other markets to discover the best value bets for this fixture.
Smith Can Offer Value in the Top Batsman Market
He may not be as dynamic as those around him, but conditions in Abu Dhabi might just suit the RR skipper more.
It’s easy to get bogged down on this slower surface and the likes of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler may find it all a little too frustrating when not able to get the ball away.
That isn’t something that will faze the Australian and backing him to top score for his side looks a decent value selection at 4.5 with 1xBet.
Tyagi to Outshine Archer
Kartik Tyagi has been a real bright spark for Rajasthan this tournament – and recover quickly from a poor spell against Hyderabad recently.
He is another that can get the most out of this surface should he get his line and length right. His consistency in this area has been a strength and backing him to be the Royals top bowler could be an interesting play.
While Archer will head the market, Tyagi’s consistency and added variation can be a big weapon for RR.
He is priced at 5.0 with 1xBet to be Rajasthan’s top wicket-taker in this one.
Bumrah to be Mumbai’s Top Bowler
Bumrah looks tailor-made for these conditions and has really found his top gear in recent outings. It would be no surprise to see him continue that against the Royals at 2.88 with 1xBet.
Chahar is also enjoying himself too and it could be a decent battle to see who comes out on top. Preference is for Bumrah as he looks to help Mumbai to a vital victory.
Don’t forget to see our round-up of free IPL tips for this contest.