Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 9, 2019

Mumbai Indians had been experiencing another slow start to an IPL campaign. After two straight wins, however, Rohit Sharma’s side will be more confident of claiming a place in the playoffs. The three-time winners of the tournament now have some momentum behind them. But who do our IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab favour?

Can the Mumbai Indians keep there winning run going at the Wankhede on Wednesday? Standing in their way are a Kings XI side who will be confident after edging past a strong Sunrisers team on Monday. It was a close finish in the end but KXIP were dominant for much of the game. They therefore cannot be ignored in this tie.

What are the IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab?

Mumbai’s return to form and the added benefit of home advantage makes them favourites here at 1.72 with Bet365. Kings XI Punjab are the less favourable option for an IPL 2019 Satta, but they will get some support at 2.10.

Kings were impressive in the way that they restricted Sunrisers Hyderabad to 150/4 on Monday. And while they took the game down to the penultimate ball, half centuries from KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal finished an encouraging all round performance.

Mumbai have made that welcome return to form, but there are areas for Kings XI to exploit. We’ve yet to see the best of Chris Gayle in this tournament. He could therefore be due a major contribution here. Nevertheless, the all-round quality in the Kings’ squad is impressive and we’re opting for the outsiders in this one.

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

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

Those who have been betting on IPL markets for some time will know that Kieron Pollard gives an occasional profit in top batsman bets. That certainly proved to be the case against SRH on Saturday. Pollard made 46 from just 26 balls and he can now be picked up at excellent odds of 9.00 to top score for Mumbai again.

The sportsbooks have been very slow to wake up to the result from Kings’ game on Monday. Therefore, it’s back to Bet365 for our other options here. These start with the favourite Rohit Sharma at 3.40, and move on to include Quinton De Kock at 4.00. Other options include Evin Lewis at 4.00, Suryakumar Yadav at 5.00, Ishan Kishan at 5.50 and Yuvraj Singh at 7.00.

Kings XI Punjab fans will be hoping that Chris Gayle will be fit enough to start his second IPL game in three days. The West Indian could be key to this contest. Consequently, he’s a good option to top score for KXIP at 4.00.

KL Rahul starts as favourite at 3.60, while his batting partner from Monday, Mayank Agarwal, is available at 4.50. Other options for an IPL 2019 Satta here include David Miller at 5.50 and Sarfaraz Khan at 8.00. Sam Curran is also available at 17.00.

The consistency of KL Rahul is one reason why Kings XI are in the top half of the table. However, he looks too short for us at 3.60. Betting on IPL games means looking for value wherever possible and that’s why we’re backing Quinton De Kock to top score for Mumbai. He’s yet to fire and while we expect his effort to be in a losing cause, QDK is due a score.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: Rohit 3.40, De Kock 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Lewis 4.00, Yadav 5.00, Kishan 5.50, Yuvraj 7.00, Pollard 9.00.

Kings XI Punjab: Rahul 3.60, Gayle 4.00, Agarwal 4.50, Miller 5.50, Khan 8.00, Curran 17.00.

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

If you follow our columns, then you’ll know we like to find some value in the Most Sixes markets. We think that’s the case here too with Kings XI Punjab the outsiders at 2.16 with Betrally, while Mumbai are the favourites at 2.05.

Along with our tip in the result betting, this Satta could rely on a Masterclass from Chris Gayle. He won’t be out of touch for long and 2.16 is a good price on a powerful batting lineup.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: 2.05, Kings XI Punjab 2.16 (Betrally – Editor’s Pick), The Tie: 7.70.