Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on May 4, 2019

The IPL 2019 league stage will conclude with the Kolkata Knight Riders travelling to the Wankhede Stadium to take on the Mumbai Indians. But who do our IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Knight Riders favour?

KKR kept their 2019 season alive with a thrilling win over Kings XI on Friday. Chasing a substantial total of 183, an unbeaten 65 from Shubman Gill helped steer the Knight Riders home with a full two overs to spare.

Kolkata’s fate now relies on Sunrisers Hyderabad. But we know that Dinesh Karthik and his men have to beat Mumbai on Sunday in the final group game. If Hyderabad beat RCB on Saturday, KKR will also need a huge margin of victory to improve their net run rate.

What are the IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Knight Riders?

Mumbai will also be seeking the win which will ensure a vital top two finish. They’ve been solid all season and Rohit Sharma’s men start as favourites at 1.72 with Betway. If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta on KKR, their price is set at 2.10. There are some good reasons to get behind the outsiders, too.

Kolkata might be concerned that they conceded 183 against Kings XI in a game where Sam Curran took 22 from Harry Gurney’s last over. There could be some selection changes in the bowling attack, but the batting looks impressive. With a greater need for victory, we’re tipping the Knight Riders to come through here. But will it be enough to secure a top four finish?

Match Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: 1.72, Kolkata Knight Riders: 2.10 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Knight Riders?

Quinton De Kock has been consistent for Mumbai for much of this competition. Consequently, the South African is now fifth on the Orange Cap list for leading run scorer at IPL 12. QDK is available at 4.00 to top score against KKR in an IPL market where Rohit Sharma starts as favourite at 3.75 with Betway again.

We’ve yet to see the best of Suryakumar Yadav this year. If he’s your IPL 2019 Satta, however, you can pick him up at 5.00. Other Mumbai batters include Evin Lewis at 5.00, Ishan Kishan at 7.00, Hardik Pandya at 7.50, and Kieron Pollard at 8.00.

Shubman Gill was the hero on Friday. Following his 65 in KKR’s successful run chase, he’s subsequently available to top score against Mumbai at 4.50. Chris Lynn starts as the favourite at 4.00. Meanwhile, Andre Russell follows at 5.00.

Sunil Narine could fire in his pinch hitting role and he’s on offer at a tempting 11.00. Other KKR picks could include Nitish Rana at 5.50, and Dinesh Karthik at 8.00.

Considering that Narine is as short as 5.50 in other places, that price of 11.00 is an excellent one. However, for our IPL 2019 Satta in this section, we’ll keep things a little more simple. Quinton De Kock has been profitable for us in this tournament and he’s a decent value pick at 4.00.

The South African tends to stay in form once he’s found it. We’re therefore backing him to make the major Mumbai contribution once again.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rohit 3.75, De Kock 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Yadav 5.00, Lewis 5.00, Kishan 7.00, Hardik Pandya 7.50, Pollard 8.00.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Lynn 4.00, Gill 4.50, Russell 5.00, Rana 5.50, Karthik 8.00, Narine 11.00.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Knight Riders?

Talking of Sunil Narine, there is an interesting price for a special bet involving the KKR man. Odds of 3.00 are on the table if he hits a six and takes a wicket and that could be a sound option.

However, we’ll finish with a favourite of ours because betting on IPL games sometimes means taking the obvious option. Fixtures between Mumbai and the Knight Riders should be high scoring affairs with quality batters in each dugout.

When they met at Eden Gardens on April 28, the teams produced a colossal combined total of 430 runs. Therefore, we expect them to exceed Bet365’s relatively high line of 343.5 runs in Sunday’s contest.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 343.5: 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 343.5: 1.83 (Bet365).