Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings — Fallen Giants Clash in Battle to Avoid the Exit Door

April 21, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

Betting Tips for IPL Match 33
Indian Premier League 2022
Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai


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Chennai Super Kings Chennai Super Kings

Two of the most successful IPL sides that have had a shocking decline this season meet in this fixture of fallen giants at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai on April 21 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 7:30pm IST.

Teams Status

Mumbai Indians

It’s unfathomable what has happened to Mumbai Indians this season. No one would have thought that they’d be pointless six matches into the new season. Yet, here we are.

It would be an understatement to say that the mega auction wasn’t too kind for the Mumbai franchise.

While they have problems in most areas, perhaps bowling has been their biggest headache. Mumbai bowlers have leaked runs at an economy rate of 9.6 runs per over. They rely so much on Jasprit Bumrah that their opponents are content on seeing off his overs while all hell breaks loose against others. With risk taking at a minimal against Bumrah, his own haul has been limited to just four wickets all season.

This is as must-win a game as any for Mumbai. Another defeat would almost completely shut the door of qualification on them.

Chennai Super Kings

On points table, Chennai sit just a spot above Mumbai and have at least openers their account. But that could be a tad misleading as they are not playing as badly as their fellow fallen giants.

They beat Royal Challengers Bangalore last week – their first win of the season after four straight defeats – and then their defeat in the last game to Gujarat Titans was sealed in the final over.

It does not mean they can afford another defeat but at least they have slightly more room for error than Mumbai.

CSK will be without their Kiwi import Devon Conway who has left for South Africa for personal reasons but will be back in a few days.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Mumbai Indians Chennai Super Kings
PariMatch 1.89 1.88
PariPesa 2.06 1.85 1.87 1.94
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Both the teams are so equally weak that there is no clear favourite between the two in this game. Parimatch has Mumbai priced at 1.89 and Chennai at 1.88. Paripesa has Mumbai available for 2.06 and Chennai for 1.85. Lastly, Sportsbet has Mumbai priced at 1.87 and Chennai at 1.94.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Mumbai Indians to win @ 2.06

Picking a winner here based purely on cricketing logic could be extremely difficult. Both have been uncharacteristically poor all season and will likely miss the playoffs. For Mumbai, however, much more is at stake as another defeat would almost see them knocked out. That, coupled with odds of 2.06 (Paripesa) on them means they get our vote to collect their maiden win.

Tip: Ruturaj Gaikwad to score more than 23.5 runs @ 1.87

Jury remains out on Rohit Sharma’s form but one man who has overcome his slump is Chennai’s Ruturaj Gaikwad, who smashed a brilliant 73 off just 48 for his side in the defeat to Gujarat. What we saw in the stroke-filled knock, we liked and think there could be more to come from him. The odds for this play have been sourced from Parimatch.


Mumbai lead the head-to-head record against Chennai 19-13. That must give them a bit of a psychological edge even if they themselves are in such a rut right now.

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