Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips 09/04/2021

April 8, 2021
Akshay Nayak
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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Betting Tips 09/04/2021

Teams Status

The five-time champions had a brilliant season last year in the heat of UAE. They finished at the top of the table with 18 points from 14 matches. First, they beat Delhi Capitals in the 1st Qualifier and then again went on to beat the Capitals in the final. They have retained most of their core players like Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah. They released seven players out of their squad including Lasith Malinga, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Sherfane Rutherford, Mitchell McCleneghan, Prince Balwant Rai and Digvijay Deshmukh. And they have bought in Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Milne, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen and Arjun Tendulkar. Ishan Kishan was the team’s leading run-scorer last season with 516 runs from just 14 matches. Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult led the wicket-taking list for MI with 27 and 25 wickets respectively.

RCB will start the proceedings in the hunt for their first title against the mighty Mumbai Indians. In the last season, they finished at the fourth position with 14 points from 14 matches. They started off brilliantly but faded away towards the business end of the tournament. They made it to the playoffs but lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the eliminator. RCB also retained their core players like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Yuzi Chahal etc. They released Aaron Finch, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Moeen Ali, Pawan Negi, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Shivam Dube, Dale Steyn and Umesh Yadav. Also, they got in Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Kyle Jamieson, Daniel Christian, Suyash Prabhudessai and KS Bharat. The debutant Devdutt Paddikal was exceptional last season as he was the leading run-getter for RCB with 473 runs from 15 matches. Even Virat and AB chipped in with over 400 runs in the tournament. The spin wizard Yuzvendra Chahal was the team’s leading wicket-taker with 21 wickets from 15 matches.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Home team name Away team name
10CRIC Review 1.64 2.15
Dafabet 1.68 2.20
Betway 1.66 2.10

According to the Betway sportsbook, Mumbai is the favorite to win the match and are placed at 1.66. While Bangalore is placed at 2.10. Mumbai is placed at 1.68 odds at the Dafabet sportsbook and Pakistan is placed at 2.20 odds. Even Mumbai is the favorite to win the match at 1.64 according to the 10Cric sportsbook. While the underdogs Bangalore is placed at 2.15 odds.

Tipster’s Angel

This is expected to be a thrilling season opener at the Chepauk. Both the teams are in good shape in terms of the buys and their team combinations. The Mumbai Indians have an edge over the Royal Challengers Bangalore by considering the head to head record.

Tip: Virat Kohli Total Runs Over 32.5 @ 1.83

The Indian skipper was exceptional in the T20I series against England as he scored 231 runs at an average of 115.50. He smashed three unbeaten half centuries in the five matches that he played against England. Even in the series against Australia, he scored 134 runs at an average of 44.66. He crossed the 32 run mark in two of the three matches that he played against Australia. In the last season of the IPL, he scored 466 runs at an average of 42.36 including three half centuries. In the last 12 innings in the IPL, he has crossed the 32 run mark in seven innings. In the last ten innings, he has scored 333 runs at an average of 47.47 at a decent strike rate of 126.61. He was instrumental for RCB last season along with Paddikal and AB de Villiers. By considering those numbers, Virat Kohli is more likely to score more than  32.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.

Tip: Suryakumar Yadav Total Runs Over 21.5 @ 1.83

Suryakumar Yadav was brilliant for the Mumbai Indians and was one of the main reasons they finished at the top of the table. He had scored 480 runs at an average of 40.00 in 16 matches. He got an international call-up courtesy of this brilliant performance. He had crossed the 21 run mark in eight of the 15 innings that he played last season in the IPL. He just got to bat in just two innings and he scored 89 runs at an average of 44.50. He crossed the 21 run mark in both innings. He has played seven matches against RCB in MI colors and has scored 179 runs at an average of 29.83 at a pretty high strike rate of 150.42. He averages 27.11 in the 14 matches that he has played against RCB in his whole career. So, it is very likely that Suryakumar Yadav will score over 21.5 runs at 1.83 odds available at the Betway sportsbook.


According to the sportsbooks, these two teams are the top two favorites to lift the IPL trophy this season. Mumbai is looking like the same dominant team that they were last season. Bangalore on the other hand has improved their team combinations by including some good power hitters.

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