Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on May 6, 2019

Historically, they have been the two best teams in the history of the IPL and they’ve proved it against this year. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings occupied the top two slots in the regular season and they now face off for the right to progress straight to Sunday’s final. But in which direction are our IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Super Kings leaning?

At the end of the regular campaign, both teams had 18 points each. Mumbai’s greater net run rate gave them top spot, though. However, Chennai have the advantage of playing at their home ground. So who will have the edge in this IPL 12 contest?

What are the IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Super Kings?

Everything points to a tight match and the sportsbooks cannot split the sides. Mumbai Indians go into the game at odds of 1.90. Meanwhile, the Chennai Super Kings are on offer at that same 1.90 with Betway.

Betting on IPL games involves reviewing head to heads when available. It’s interesting to subsequently note that Mumbai Indians have the edge in this respect. Rohit Sharma’s men beat CSK twice in the regular season. They were also the only team to take points away from the Chepauk. However, it can also be argued that the Super Kings have that superb home record that gave them six wins from seven in the groups.

It’s such a tough call; we expect these sides to meet again in Sunday’s final. But for now, our IPL 2019 Satta goes on Chennai who have that ability to peak when it really matters.

Match Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians 1.90 (Bet365), Chennai Super Kings 1.90 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Super Kings?

Rohit Sharma was the man to guide Mumbai’s important run chase against KKR on Sunday. The skipper made an unbeaten half century and Rohit is joint favourite to top score for Mumbai here at 3.75. Quinton De Kock has been the Indians’ most consistent run scorer and he is available at that same 3.75 with Bet365.

Suryakumar Yadav also looked solid against Kolkata and  can be found at 5.00. Other picks for Mumbai include Evin Lewis at 4.50, Ishan Kishan at 7.00, Hardik Pandya at 7.50, and Kieron Pollard at 8.50.

Moving across to Chennai and the man in form here is Faf Du Plessis. The South African made 96 against Kings XI last time out and he can be picked up for Tuesday’s game at 4.00. That figure makes Faf favourite ahead of Shane Watson at 4.50. Meanwhile, Suresh Raina is available at 4.75.

Moving through the order, Murali Vijay is at 5.00. Both Ambati Rayudu and MS Dhoni follow at 6.00. We opted for Dhoni in the previous match against KXIP. Although that IPL 2019 Satta didn’t land, we think it’s worth looking at the skipper again. MSD should get more time at the crease against Mumbai. Furthermore, his consistency throughout the tournament makes him an obvious pick.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: Rohit 3.75, De Kock 3.75, Lewis 4.50, Yadav 5.00, Kishan 7.00, Hardik Pandya 7.50, Pollard 8.50.

Chennai Super Kings: Du Plessis 4.00, Watson 4.50, Raina 4.75, Vijay 5.00, Rayudu 6.00, Dhoni 6.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the most sixes IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Super Kings?

If we’re going to back CSK to win the game, then we may as well take good value odds in the Most Sixes IPL market, too. Mumbai Indians are clear favourites here at 1.85. However, Chennai are a generous option at 2.50.

This may rely on Shane Watson to find some elusive form. Nevertheless, there is enough depth in terms of power hitting for the Super Kings to clear the ropes on more occasions. This would then add a nice profit with which to end this first playoff contest.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians 1.85, Chennai Super Kings 2.50 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 8.00.