Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians: IPL Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on April 19, 2019

In the first Saturday match of the weekend, the Rajasthan Royals host a Mumbai Indians side who are second on the points table. But with a tight chasing pack behind them, MI captain Rohit Sharma and his men will be anxious for the points. Meanwhile, here are our IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians.

All the same, a record of just two wins from their opening eight matches means that we will soon be saying goodbye to the Rajasthan Royals at IPL 12. We felt they might go deep into this tournament. With the exception of Jos Buttler, however, their overseas picks have underperformed. In addition, the selectors have been too slow to make changes.

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

Current form and league position mean there are no surprises in the match betting; Mumbai lead the market at odds of 1.66. That leaves Rajasthan out at 2.20 with Betway. Furthermore,they will be hopeful, rather than confident, of causing an upset.

In any sport, a team often starts to play better when they are no longer able to progress to the next phase and the pressure is off. Sadly for Rajasthan supporters, we’re seeing something of a demoralised unit and one that’s unlikely to climb the table.

Mumbai did enough against Delhi on Thursday without ever hitting top form. This game is set to conclude in a similar fashion.

Match Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: 2.20 (Betway), Mumbai Indians: 1.66 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick).

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

The Royals’ Jos Buttler will soon be joining up with England ahead of their World Cup campaign. Before he leaves, though, the opener has a big role to play. His early departure means that Buttler won’t win the Orange Cap. Nevertheless, he’s returned a healthy 311 runs in eight innings and is favourite to top score against Mumbai at 3.25 with Bet365.

We still wait for a major contribution from the skipper, but you can pick up Ajinkya Rahane at 4.75. Other options for the Royals include Sanju Samson at 4.50, Steve Smith at 4.75, Rahul Tripathi at 5.00, and Ben Stokes at 8.00.

Mumbai had the Pandya brothers to thank for some late order hitting that took the side to a respectable 168/5 against Delhi. For Saturday’s game at Rajasthan, however, Rohit Sharma remains favourite to top score at 3.40. Meanwhile, Quinton De Kock follows at 4.00.

You can also get Suryakumar Yadav at 5.00, and Ishan Kishan and 7.00. Both the Pandya brothers – Hardik and Krunal – can also be found at 10.00. Meanwhile, Kieron Pollard completes the likely picks at 10.00.

This is a tough one to call, but the best value seems to lie in Mumbai’s camp. Kieron Pollard’s figure of 10.00 looks especially tempting, but the West Indian didn’t face a ball on Thursday. And with the Indians’ batting set to improve, we’ll play safer with the in-form Quinton De Kock.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: Rajasthan Royals: Buttler: 3.25, Samson 4.50, Smith 4.75, Tripathi 5.00, Stokes 8.00.

Mumbai Indians: Rohit: 3.40, De Kock 4.00 (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Yadav 5.00, Kishan 7.00, Hardik Pandya 10.00, Krunal Pandya 10.00, Pollard 10.00.

What are the total runs in match IPL tips for Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians?

For our final IPL 2019 Satta in this match, we’re sticking with one of our favoured IPL markets. Our weekly round up tipped over 360 runs in this match. Furthermore, with a low bar set on the Total Runs betting, we’re happy to go over their 308.5 mark.

The odds aren’t that exciting at 1.83, but betting on IPL games sometimes means playing safe. We’re therefore happy to round off the preview with this tip. Rajasthan’s batting is sound enough, and in their last match they scored 170. Consequently, 308.5 is a low bar which we will hopefully take advantage of.

Total Runs in Match Odds Summary: Over 308.5: 1.83, (Bet365 – Editor’s Pick), Under 308.5: 1.83.