Mumbai Indians get another chance to register their first win at IPL 2022 on April 06 when they take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Pune. The Mumbai Indians have won the IPL Championship (5 times) more than any other IPL franchise and were the most dominant IPL team for the last few seasons.

They had a bad run during IPL 2021 and the owners of the Mumbai Indian decided to make significant changes to the squad during the 2022 IPL auction. Those changes haven’t worked really well for the Mumbai Indians so far as they have lost the first two games of the 2022 IPL. MI currently sit in 8th place on the IPL points table.

KKR have played three games so far, won two of them, and lost one. The Knight Riders currently sit in second place on the IPL points table with 4 points and a good net run rate. This game will show up if the Mumbai Indians can bounce back or if they will continue their form slump.

If KKR end up beating the Mumbai Indians, you can consider them to be a serious contender for the 2022 IPL championship. Keep on reading to check out the KKR vs MI match prediction and betting tips.

Kolkata knight riders vs mumbai indians odds

The Mumbai Indians would have been overwhelming favorites against KKR a couple of IPL seasons ago. Not anymore as Bet365 has given both teams odds of 1.91 as they expect this to be an evenly matched game.

Our experts don’t agree with those odds as we think KKR has a lot more momentum behind them in IPL 2022 and are high on confidence. The Mumbai Indians on the other hand are short on confidence and need to pick themselves up and put in a match-winning performance.

We give Kolkata Knight Riders the edge and consider them the betting favorite in this game. However, don’t write off the former champions as they have a number of match-winners in their squad that can turn the game on its head.

KKR vs MI Betting Sites

KKR vs MI Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians definitely have the advantage when they are playing in Mumbai. However, this game is taking place in Pune which is neutral territory for both sides.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dangerous With Bat and Ball

Some IPL sides tend to be stronger either in their batting or their bowling. Kolkata Knight Riders have put together a team that has the ability to win the game with both bat and ball. This makes it difficult for the Mumbai Indians as KKR is always going to be in with a chance to win.

The top order for KKR are yet to fire and both V and S Iyer will set themselves up for a big score. A Russell has been terrific for KKR and the more opportunity he is given to perform with ball and bat, the easier it will be for KKR to win.

Mumbai Indians: Weak Bowling Attack

One of the reasons why Mumbai Indians are struggling is because they no longer have a threatening bowling attack. J Bumrah is their most dangerous bowler but the others are not a big threat to the opposition. Mumbai Indians are missing the services of Trent Boult and K Pandya who are no longer with the franchise.

Captain Rohit Sharma will need to find new bowlers to put their hands up and strengthen their bowling attack against KKR or they could end up losing this game as well.

Will S Yadav Play For Mumbai indians?

Mumbai Indians are also struggling with the bat and one of the reasons for that is because Surya Kumar Yadav (SKY) has not played the first two games. Mumbai is expecting Sky to come out of quarantine and play against KKR but his presence in the playing XI is not certain as of now.

If Sky does play against KKR, the odds for Mumbai Indians to win will increase. S Yadav has been a star performer for Mumbai in previous seasons and R Sharma will be counting on him.

KKR vs MI FINAL Match Prediction

We think there are too many ‘IF’ factors at play for Mumbai Indians to win against KKR. J Bumrah needs to carry the attack, S Yadav needs to play and R Sharma needs to make big runs at the top of the order.

KKR, on the other hand, are confident, better balanced, and have momentum. Our IPL match prediction for this game is that we are going to back KKR to win this game and hand Mumbai Indians their third loss of IPL 2022.

Kkr vs mi t20: Best Bets To Take on bet365

Apart from betting on the outright result of the game between KKR and the Mumbai Indians, there are also a number of 2022 IPL betting side bets that you can wager on. Here are some of your options.

KKR vs MI Top Batsman Tip

The batter that have the best IPL odds to finish with the most number of runs for KKR include S Iyer (4), V Iyer and N Rana (4.5). If you want to take a calculated bet, go ahead and put your money on A Russell (11/2) as he has the ability to score quickly and make big runs.

R Sharma (3.5) is due for some big runs and the Mumbai Indians will be counting on him. S Yadav and I Kishan have odds of (3.75). If SKY plays, take a calculated risk and put your money on him!

KKR vs MI Top Bowler Tip

U Yadav and V Chakravarthy (3.75) are two key bowlers for KKR. T Southee (4.5) could be the dark horse to run through Mumbai Indians. The key bowlers for Mumbai will once again be J Bumrah (2.88), T Mills (3.75), and B Thampi (5.5).

KKR vs MI Player of the Match

Our experts predict that KKR will win this game and the players likely to star for KKR are the captain S Iyer (10), star all-rounder A Russell (8) and V Iyer (11). The three players likely to win the game for the Mumbai Indians are R Sharma (8), I Kishan (9), J Bumrah (8).

KKR vs MI Expected Playing XI

We don’t expect KKR to make any changes to their playing XI. Mumbai Indians will be keen on adding Suryakumar Yadav to their playing XI.

Kolkata Knight Riders: A Rahane, V Iyer, S Iyer (C), S Billings, N Rana, A Russell, S Narine, T Southee, U Yadav, V Chakravarthy, S Mavi.

Mumbai Indians: R Sharma (C), I Kishan, SKY, T Varma, K Pollard, Daniel Sams, F Allen, M Ashwin, B Thampi, T Mills, J Bumrah

Kkr VS MI Head To Head RECORD

These two teams have played each other 29 times in IPL history and the result has been overwhelming in favor of the Mumbai Indians who have won 22 out of the 29 games.

While those stats are strongly in favor of Mumbai, ignore them for this game as Mumbai Indians are a very different side today.

22bet picks logo

Sportsbook of the Month

Play Now