Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 12, 2019

When the Mumbai Indians lost their skipper Rohit Sharma to injury, fans may have been forgiven for fearing the worst. Rohit is a great leader and powerful batsman, but his absence seems to have merely woken up Kieron Pollard. The West Indian has stepped in to take responsibility and it’s fair to say that he singlehandedly won Wednesday’s thrilling contest against Kings XI Punjab. Can the struggling Rajasthan Royals halt the Mumbai Express on Saturday? Here are our IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals.

What are the IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals?

Mumbai have avoided their traditional slow start. Moreover, with four wins from six games, they look a certainty for the playoffs. That record makes the home side favourites for the win at odds of 1.61 with Bet365. Meanwhile, the same bookmaker lists a win for the Royals at 2.30.

The issue here for anyone looking to back the outsiders lies in Rajasthan’s weak performances to date. That last ball defeat to Chennai on Thursday means they are effectively crashing out of the IPL. Needless to say, they looked a demoralised unit at the end of the match. We’re not sure why this talented bunch of individuals has been so bad. Nonetheless, it’s hard to see them lifting themselves for Saturday’s game.

Match Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: 1.61 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Rajasthan Royals 2.30 (Bet365).

What are the top batsman IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals?

Kieron Pollard’s blistering 83 from just 31 balls tipped the game against Kings XI in Mumbai’s favour. It also makes the West Indian a key option in his side’s top batsman market. If you’re taking an IPL 2019 Satta here, it’s worth remembering that Rohit Sharma’s fitness has yet to be confirmed. All the same, the franchise’s main skipper remains the favourite at 3.40.

Pollard has top scored in each of Mumbai’s last two matches, so he has to be considered at a very generous 8.00 with Betway. Other options for Saturday include Quinton De Kock at 4.00, Evin Lewis at 4.33, Suryakumar Yadav at 5.00, and Ishan Kishan at 8.00.

The Royals may have disappointed us, but we did, at least, get a great profit at 7.00 when Ben Stokes top scored against CSK. For this tie against the Indians, Stokes offers even better value at 9.50. This is in an IPL market where Jos Buttler starts as favourite at 3.50.

Royal’s batters just haven’t fired in this competition, but you could also look at Ajinkya Rahane at 4.33. Other options include Sanju Samson at 4.50, Steve Smith at 4.50, or Rahul Tripathi at 9.50.

This is a tough one to call because we’ve previously looked at batters such as Smith, Rahane and De Kock, who are currently out of touch. It’s tempting to take that 8.00 on Kieron Pollard as he is as short as 5.00 elsewhere. However, we’ll opt for Suryakumar Yadav instead. He’s not been as explosive as last season, but the Mumbai man has delivered a profit at IPL 12 and could be due another big score.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: Rohit 3.40, De Kock 4.00, Lewis 4.33 (Betway), Yadav 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Kishan 8.00, Pollard 8.00.

Rajasthan Royals: Buttler 3.50, Rahane 4.33, Samson 4.50, Smith 4.50, Tripathi 9.50, Stokes 9.50.

What are the top bowler IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals?

For our final IPL 2019 Satta of this game, we think there could be some value on Mayank Markande to return best bowling figures for Mumbai Indians. Like Yadav with the bat, Markande hasn’t impressed as he did in his 2018 breakthrough season. But at odds of 5.00, Markande looks a generous option in a market. In the meantime, Jasprit Bumrah starts as favourite at 3.60.

Mumbai Indians Top Bowler Odds Summary: Bumrah 3.60, Behrendorff 4.50, Joseph 4.50, Chahar 4.50, Markande 5.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).