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Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Betting Tips 19/09/2021

Teams Status

Mumbai Indians

The IPL resumes after four and a half months’ break induced by Covid, with the opening match seeing the tournament’s most winningest teams come face to face.

Five-time champions Mumbai Indians currently sit eighth on the points table, with four victories from seven matches. During the first leg, they had seemed a bit sluggish, not really firing on all cylinders, but their fans were still no perturbed considering the fact that they are serial winners and most often than not, they come alive come playoffs time.

Over the first seven matches, captain Rohit Sharma was Mumbai’s highest scorer, with 250 runs to his name. His output was only good enough for eighth position in the tournament’s scoring chart, with no other Mumbai batsman in the top 20. That explains their mid-table position in the standings.

Their bowling unit, however, has fared much better in comparison, with two of their bowlers – Rahul Chahar and Trent Boult – in top 10.

When the league went on a hiatus early in May, Mumbai had strung together a run of two victories – both impressive and the last one against the same opponents they face this Sunday: Chennai Super Kings, whom they had beaten in a high scoring last-ball thriller courtesy a Kieron Pollard special.

Chennai Super Kings

Three-time champions Chennai are second on the points table with 10 points to their name after seven matches. A victory over Mumbai on Sunday will most likely see them rise above Delhi Capitals and become the new league leaders.

CSK’s rise up the table was made possible courtesy a scintillating five-win run. After starting the 2021 IPL season with a defeat, the MS Dhoni-led side won five on the bounce before bring thwarted in their attempt to win a sixth by Mumbai in the aforementioned match.

Faf du Plessis was a major part of their good fortune. He is their highest scorer in the tournament, with 320 runs to his name – good enough for third place in the scoring chart.

Among the bowlers, Sam Curran and Deepak Chahar have been the standouts, with both featuring among top 10 wicket takers of the tournament.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Chennai Super Kings Mumbai Indians
22Bet 2.016 1.795
MelBet 2.008 1.784
Betway 2.05 1.75
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Mumbai Indians are the favourites in this fixture as they should be. 22Bet has Mumbai priced at 1.795 and Chennai at 2.016. MelBet has Mumbai available for 1.784 and Chennai for 2.008. Lastly, Betway has Mumbai priced at 1.75 and Chennai at 2.05.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Chennai Super Kings to win @ 2.016

This is a tossup. You can pick either and make the case for either. When that happens, we tend to side with the underdog, which is CSK in this case. Meanwhile, Mumbai – a side made from the same cloth as their captain – are notoriously slow starters and need a little time to warm up. Think of them as a diesel engine, which can bulldoze all others when in full flow but getting there can take a few tune up attempts. Thus, we pick CSK to win @ odds of 2.016 with 22Bet.

Tip: Highest opening partnership – Mumbai Indians @ 1.85

Mumbai Indians’ top two are Quinton de Kock and Rohit Sharma – two of the most reliable batsmen in all of cricket and in all formats. De Kock, in particular, was in superb form in South Africa’s 3-0 win over Sri Lanka recently, finishing as the series’ top scorer. Sharma, meanwhile, is Sharma. Faf du Plessis, one-half of Mumbai’s opening pairing, on the other hand, arrived in the UAE just yesterday and is carrying a groin injury he sustained during the CPL 2021. He’d also have to undergo a mandatory isolation, which means he won’t join his side until the matchday on Sunday. It’s easy to see which side has their openers sorted. The play here is to back CSK openers top provide a greater opening stand at odds of 1.85 with Betway.

Conclusion

If this were a playoffs match, we’d wholeheartedly jump on Mumbai but this is just a regular, run of the mill, round-robin stage match. Thus, CSK is our pick.

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