Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians: IPL Betting Tips

By Craig Simpkin on March 29, 2019

Two teams that were expected to make up the numbers in IPL 2019 have got off to a strong enough start. Furthermore, victory for either the Kings XI Punjab or the Mumbai Indians in Mohali on Saturday will cement their status in the top four of the league table at this early stage of the competition. So, let’s get straight to our IPL tips For Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians.

Controversy is following both around, though. Kings’ Ravi Ashwin has draw the ire of the cricket world for his Mankad dismissal of Jos Buttler against the Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Mumbai’s win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore was marred by a shambolic ending in which the umpire failed to call a no-ball on Lasith Malinga, which would have given RCB a chance of victory at the death.

Let’s hope for a nice, clean game on Saturday.

What are the IPL Tips For Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians?

Only the Kolkata Knight Riders have scored more runs in IPL 2019 thus far than the Kings XI Punjab. Nevertheless, Ashwin’s men find themselves posted as the underdogs with the bookies at 2.10 with Bet365.

The flipside of the coin is that if you want to place an IPL 2019 Satta on the Mumbai Indians, you will have to do so at odds of 1.72. And those look plenty short enough.

The sides look fairly evenly matched on paper. They line up with high class opening pairs (Chris Gayle and KL Rahul vs Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock); destructive middle order batsmen (David Miller vs Yuvraj Singh); and a bowling superstar apiece (Ravi Ashwin vs Jasprit Bumrah).

But the Kings are on home soil for the first time. As such, they should not be overlooked.

Match Odds Summary: Kings XI Punjab 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Mumbai Indians 1.72.

What are the top batsman IPL Tips For Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians?

The Kings XI will be hoping for more from KL Rahul, who has looked out of touch of late. Therefore, his odds of 3.75 to top score for his team look a touch short.

Chris Gayle walloped 79 off 48 against Rajasthan. Also, his preference for facing seam bowling – of which Mumbai are well stocked – means his price of 3.75 holds plenty of appeal.

You could make a case that Mumbai’s best bowlers – Bumrah and Hardik Pandya – take the ball in the middle of the innings or at the death. So the Kings XI middle order, such as Mayank Agarwal (4.50), David Miller (6.00), Sarfaraz Khan (8.00) and Mandeep Singh (13.00) will have their work cut out.

As for Mumbai, you would expect Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock to do most of the heavy lifting. Admittedly, the captain looked pensive in his side’s opener, but he was back to his destructive best against RCB. Sharma is at 3.75.

Suryakumar Yadav also looked fluent against Virat Kohli’s outfit, and at 5.00, he also comes under consideration.

The Kings XI’s bowling attack lacks penetration. Therefore, we shouldn’t be delving too much farther down the batting order for value here.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Kings XI: Gayle 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rahul 3.75, Agarwal 4.50, Miller 6.00, Nair 6.50, Pooran 7.00, M Singh 13.00.

Mumbai Indians: Sharma 3.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), De Kock 4.00, Lewis 4.00, Yadav 5.00, Kishan 5.00, Y Singh 6.50.

What are the total runs in match IPL Tips For Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians?

Two explosive batting units against a pair of fairly ordinary bowling attacks….you naturally expect runs to follow.

Both of these sides have rattled up some big scores already. Kings have nothched 190 and 184 totals so far. Meanwhile, Mumbai has scored 187 and 176, so there is plenty of form in the book.

As such, the over 350.5 total runs in the match odds at 2.00 with Betway appeal.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 350.5, 2.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Under 350.5, 1.70.