Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings: IPL 2019 Final Match Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on May 11, 2019

They are the two most successful franchises in the history of the IPL and they have been the best at this year’s tournament. It’s therefore fitting that Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are meeting in Sunday’s final at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Read on to discover our IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Super Kings for this climactic IPL 12 contest.

Mumbai came straight through to the final after beating CSK in Tuesday’s first qualifier. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni’s men prevailed in a low scoring contest against the Capitals. Both teams are seeking a record fourth title, but who will come through?

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

You might be expecting identical win odds on both sides, but the Indians have been installed as clear favourites. You can back Rohit Sharma’s men at 1.83 with Betway, while the same bookmaker lists Chennai at 2.00.

One of the reasons for Mumbai’s lead lies in their recent record over these opponents. The Indians beat the Super Kings twice in the group stages before inflicting another defeat in that first qualifier. CSK like to tie opposition down on difficult surfaces, but the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is a higher-scoring ground. Earlier in the competition, Sunrisers chased down Rajasthan’s 198 with a full over to spare.

It might point to Mumbai, but CSK are such a resilient team. It will need an improved performance from their batters, though. However, our IPL 2019 Satta is going on the defending champions.

Match Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians 1.83, Chennai Super Kings 2.00 (Betway – Editor’s Pick).

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

Mumbai have no issues in their batting line up and the return to form of Suryakumar Yadav is another boost. Yadav made an unbeaten 71 in that first qualifier and he’s an option to top score on Sunday at 5.00 with Bet365.

Rohit Sharma is a joint favourite at 3.75, while you can also pick up Quinton De Kock at 3.75. Next, Evin Lewis is available at 4.50. Other options for the Indians include Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard at 7.50, and Krunal Pandya at 11.00.

For the Chennai Super Kings, Shane Watson found form against Delhi. He will subsequently be one of the batsmen that needs to fire in Hyderabad. Watto made 50 from 32 balls and he is second favourite to score most CSK runs on Sunday at 4.50.

Faf Du Plessis leads the way in this market, while Suresh Raina is an option at 4.75. Betting on top batsman IPL markets involves giving careful consideration to MS Dhoni; the skipper is quoted at 6.00. Other picks include Ambati Rayudu at 6.00, and Murali Vijay at 6.50.

MSD looks tempting at that price of 6.00. However, if Chennai are to win this, the top three need to make the major contributions without leaving the skipper to perform another rescue operation. Suresh Raina is a man for the big occasions. Our IPL 2019 Satta is therefore backing the left hander to lead his side with the bat.

Top Batsmans Odds Summary: Mumbai Indians: Rohit 3.75, De Kock 3.75, Lewis 4.50, Yadav 5.00, Hardik Pandya 7.50, Kieron Pollard 7.50, Krunal Pandya 11.00.

Chennai Super Kings: Du Plessis 4.00, Watson 4.50, Raina 4.75 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Dhoni 6.00, Rayudu 6.00, Vijay 6.50.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Mumbai Indians v Super Kings?

We’ve gone for some value outsiders in our opening picks. So, we’ll finish with some smaller odds. Betting on IPL games often means balancing your bets and our final tip comes from a favourite market of ours.

The total runs line is set at a mid-range 334.5, and we expect these two sides to combine and finish at around the 350 mark. Chennai Super Kings aren’t the biggest scorers as we’ve seen. On a more helpful Hyderabad surface, though, they need to boost their strike rate. CSK will have to target a bigger total if our match prediction is to land. The two sides should therefore exceed that 334.5 run line.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 334.5: 1.83 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 334.5: 1.83.