Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians: IPL Betting Tips
The Super Kings are back at the top of the table after their fifth straight home win at IPL 12. CSK had been struggling on the road, but their Chepauk stadium is turning into something of a fortress this season.
Meanwhile, travelling to Chennai on Friday are the Mumbai Indians, who will have enjoyed the benefit of a six-day rest from the competition. Rohit Sharma’s men currently sit in third place in the table. However, it’s tight below them and they will be anxious to take the points.
What are the IPL tips for Super Kings v Mumbai Indians?
If you’ve been betting on IPL matches through this tournament then you won’t be surprised by the market for this game. CSK are so strong at home that they are short-priced favourites at 1.73 with Betway. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are very much the outside bet at 2.10.
There’s definitely scope for an upset here. Furthermore, that break will leave the Indians nice and rested, while Chennai will be playing their second game in four days. With Super Kings batters finally finding their touch, though, CSK are peaking at just the right time. And when you consider that perfect home record, it’s impossible for us to see past the favourites.
Match Odds Summary: Chennai Super Kings: 1.73 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Mumbai Indians: 2.10 (Bet365)
What are the top batsman IPL tips for Super Kings v Mumbai Indians?
Shane Watson repaid the selectors’ faith as he made 96 in Chennai’s winning run chase against the Sunrisers. The Australian had conceded his favourite’s berth in CSK’s top batsman market, but is back at the summit now at 4.00. Suresh Raina gives way and becomes joint second favourite at 4.50, while Faf Du Plessis is at that same 4.50 with Bet365.
There were calls for the selectors to consider Murali Vijay and Sam Billings. But after Chennai’s dominant batting display on Tuesday, the better options would be MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu at 5.50, or Kedar Jadhav at 9.00.
Mumbai has produced some mixed results recently. Nevertheless, Quinton De Kock’s return to batting form will please supporters. The South African made 65 against Rajasthan Royals last time out, but De Kock remains as second favourite to top score against CSK at 3.75.
Rohit Sharma continues to lead the way in the Indians’ top batsman market. You can claim the skipper at 3.50. Additional picks for Mumbai Indians include Suryakumar Yadav at 5.00, Ishan Kishan at 7.00, Kieron Pollard at 7.00 and Hardik Pandya at 8.00.
There are some good choices on both sides. Still, Quinton De Kock delivered nicely for us at the weekend and we’re backing the left hander again. QDK tends to maintain a strong run of form, as anyone who follows international cricket will know. We’re therefore happy to take our IPL 2019 Satta on the Mumbai stumper.
Top Batsman Odds Summary: Chennai Super Kings: Watson 4.00, Raina 4.50. Du Plessis 4.50, Dhoni 5.50, Rayudu 5.50, Jadhav 9.00.
Mumbai Indians: Rohit 3.50, De Kock 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Yadav 5.00, Kishan 7.00, Pollard 7.00, Hardik Pandya 8.00, Krunal Pandya 9.00.
What are the batsman total match sixes IPL tips for Super Kings v Mumbai Indians?
Only Bet365 seem to have woken up to the result of Chennai’s previous match, but they have published more IPL markets than usual. We’ll therefore come away from our usual choices and try something different. Betting on IPL matches can sometimes mean coming out of your comfort zone and there are some interesting prices on total sixes for individual batsmen.
Following his powerful display against the Sunrisers, we’re going to settle on Shane Watson. The Aussie is quoted at just 1.53 to hit less than 1.5 sixes. Nonetheless, he’s at a generous 2.37 to go over that line. If he maintains his form, Watto must surely manage at least two maximums to deliver the profit.
Shane Watson Total Sixes Odds Summary: Under 1.5: 1.53, Over 1.5: 2.37, (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).