The match between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi will be a battle of equals. Both teams have 14 points from 11 matches, but Mumbai are table-toppers on the basis of net run rate (+1.252). Bangalore are third with NRR of +0.92. We have given MI vs RCB T20 prediction at the end, so stay tuned!
However, Bangalore have a slight edge over the four-time champions as they beat Mumbai in their only clash this season. Playing in Dubai, the match was tied at 201 before Bangalore pulled off a super over thriller.
In their head-to-head record, Mumbai are way ahead of Bangalore with 18 wins in 27 matches. But given the form Bangalore are in, the previous record won’t play much over their mind. Both the teams have lost their previous matches against lower-ranked teams. Bangalore lost to Chennai, while Mumbai were defeated by Rajasthan in a high-scoring encounter.
Bangalore can take the edge as Mumbai are playing without their charismatic captain Rohit Sharma, who is nursing a hamstring injury. If you want to get involved in IPL betting, this is a great fixture.
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MI vs RCB T20 satta tips
Online Betting Tips: MI
Quinton de Kock (374 runs in 11 matches) is Mumbai’s highest run-scorer in the tournament. The South African is 3.25 favourite to be Mumbai’s top batsman with Funbet, 10cric, 3.0 with bet365 and second-best at 3.00 with betway. Rohit Sharma’s availability for the match is highly doubtful, but he can be backed as the best batsman at 2.87 with betway, second-best at 3.50 with 10cric and Funbet, and bet365. Funbet, 10cric and bet365 will let you bet on Suryakumar Yadav (283 runs in 11 matches) and Chris Lynn as the third-best at 5.00 each. Yadav is a clear winner for third position with 3.75 on betway.
Mumbai are known for their strong batting line-up, but their bowling in IPL 13 has been equally effective. Jasprit Bumrah (17 wickets in 11 matches) is the best bowler at 2.90 with Funbet and 10cric. He can be backed at 3.60 with betway and 3.00 at bet365. New Zealander Trent Boult (16 wickets in 11 matches) is the second-best bowler at 3.50 with Funbet, 10cric and bet365, while he is tied with Rahul Chahar (13 wickets in 11 matches) at 3.75 with betway. James Pattinson (11 wickets in 8 matches) can be found at odds of 4.50 with Funbet, 10 cric and bet365, and 4.25 with betway.
Online Betting Tips: RCB
Despite having won their previous match, Bangalore are 1.95 outsiders to win the game with Funbet, 2.00 with 10cric, 2.87 with betway, 2.10 with Bet365.
Virat Kohli (415 runs in 11 matches) and AB de Villiers (324 runs in 11 matches) are the top two scorers from Bangalore and undoubtedly the most reliable duo. They emerged as the joint top choices at 3.25 with Funbet, 10cric, and bet365. Kohli is the top batsman at 2.87 with betway, ahead of De Villiers who has the odds of 3.50. Aaron Finch (236 runs in 11 matches) has been inconsistent as the opener. But he can be found as the second-best batsman at 4.00 with Funbet and 10cric and at 4.33 with bet365. He is the third-best at 4.00 with betway.
Twenty-year-old opener Devdutt Padikkal (343 runs in 11 matches) has taken the IPL world by storm. He can be backed as the third-best at 4.50 with Funbet, 10cric and bet365 and fourth-best at the same odds with betway.
Yuzvendra Chahal (16 wickets in 11 matches) is Bangalore’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament. He is way ahead of his rivals in the IPL online betting market on all leading websites. He has odds of 2.80 with Funbet and 10cric, while 3.25 with betway and 3.00 with bet365. Chris Morris has played just 6 matches this season. But his 10 wickets, which also has the spells of 3/19 against Chennai and 4/26 against Rajasthan, makes him the second-best choice. He has the odds of 4.0 with Funbet, 10cric and betway, while he is 3.50 with bet365 as the second-best choice.
Players To Watch Out For
Ishan Kishan was the star in Mumbai’s previous match with Bangalore as he smashed a brisk 99. He is playing some fine knocks as an opener with 37 off 36 against Rajasthan and 68* off 37 against Chennai. De Kock has proved his worth as an opener time and again. Suryakumar has been highly consistent. Hardik Pandya (60* off 21) against Rajasthan showed the signs of a return to form. Bumrah, Bolt and Chahar are Mumbai bowling’s mainstay. James Pattison (11 wickets in 8 matches) has also impressed with the ball.
Kohli and De Villiers are the match winners and Bangalore’s most consistent batsmen. Padikkal and Finch have been inconsistent opening partners for some time, but Bangalore have shown faith in them. Chahal has bowled up to his reputation, while Morris has provided Bangalore some good starts. Washington Sundar (6 wickets in 11 matches) has not taken many wickets, but his economy rate of 5.72 is one of the best in the tournament.
MI vs RCB T20 Prediction
Mumbai have a slight edge over Bangalore given their deep batting line-up and strong bowling. However, Bangalore won their previous encounter and so can’t be taken easily. What happened in the previous match between Mumbai and Bangalore
Padikkal (54), Aaron Finch (52) and Ab de Villiers (55n.o.) took Bangalore to a good score of 201. Ishan Kishan (99) and Kieron Pollard (60 n.o.) responded with equal force to help Mumbai tie the match. Bangalore (11/0) got the better of Mumbai (7/1) in the super over. You can also follow IPL match predictions page where we cover all the matches this season. Follow our MI vs RCB T20 prediction as well. Thinking of doing IPL satta on MI vs RCB T20 match? You can place your bets here!