Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Tips 17/04/2021

April 16, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Betting Tips 17/04/2021

Teams Status

Sunrisers Hyderabad will be hoping that third time’s the charm when they take on Mumbai Indians – by far the IPL’s winningest side. The Orange Army have lost both of their first two matches of this campaign, albeit with slim margins. They fell just 10 runs short in their tournament opener against Kolkata Knight Riders and were again shy by six runs in the follow-up game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

In both the defeats, their bowlers did alright but their batting let them down, especially in the defeat to RCB, when all they had to do was chase down a 150-run target but still couldn’t.

For a team that has a long-ish tail, SRH cannot afford its top order to misfire. While captain David Warner was among the runs (54) in the last game, his fellow opener Wriddhiman Saha has had back-to-back failures, the second of which was an even bigger one as he produced just a single run off nine balls. He will be under tremendous pressure to perform against Mumbai this weekend. Also under pressure will be one-down batsman Manish Pandey, who has scored runs in both the matches but at a poor strike rate. His lethargy has not gone unnoticed in the media and he might want to score at a better rate or run the risk of being labeled a stat padder.

Mumbai Indians almost pulled of the defence of their 159 in the tournament opener against RCB. The job they only failed at on the final ball, they pulled off the very next game against KKR, restricting them to 142 after posting a second straight not-so-sizable total of 152.

The nature of their two matches proves that while their batting is misfiring a bit, their bowling unit is up to their lofty standards. While their pace duo of Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have always been reliable, their uncapped South African find Marco Jansen has taken to IPL like a duck to water. Their victory over KKR, though, was the construct of their spin duo Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya – the former picking four wickets and the latter giving away just 13 runs in their four overs each.

Their batting has underperformed so far but based on their long and successful track record, there is nothing to worry about and they can catch fire any time.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Home team name Away team name
Bet365 1.61 2.3
22Bet 1.616 2.3
LeoVegas 1.61 2.23

Mumbai Indians are the favourites here and for good reason. The defending champs can be backed at 1.616 on 22Bet, and 1.61 on both Bet365 and LeoVegas. Meanwhile, SRH, the underdogs, are priced at 2.3 on both 22Bet and Bet365, and 2.23 on LeoVegas.

Tipster’s Angel

Tip: Mumbai Indians to win @ 1.616

Despite Mumbai being the most successful side in IPL history as well as defending champs, their record against Sunrisers Hyderabad is surprisingly even. Of the 14 matches played between the two sides, each has won seven. Narrow the sample to just last five matches and Mumbai has a slim 3-2 edge, with one of their wins coming by the way of one-over eliminator.

The last time they faced each other, though, the SRH had annihilated Mumbai by 10 wickets. Warner and Saha’s unbeaten 151-run stand for the opening wicket while batting second had embarrassed Mumbai on that occasion.

Head-to-head aside, Mumbai are the better of the two sides and their even record could take an adjustment, starting this weekend.

The play here is simple: back the better, stronger side.

Tip: Rohit Sharma will score 50 runs – Yes @ 3.4

Rohit Sharma was a bit off-color in the first two matches, scoring 15-ball 19 and a 32-ball 43 – both the innings being on the slower side. But his diesel engine may have warmed up now, and one can expect him to be back on his usual game sooner rather than later.

Sharma is due a big knock and Mumbai are due a big score, which makes this bet worth a shot.


Mumbai’s credentials and pedigree does not need to be justified or even explained anymore. With two SRH’s top-order batsmen struggling, Mumbai should capitalize and take this one.This is a toss-up really. Any of these two can win, depending on which gets the luck to bend on their side. With a gun to the head, we’ll back Punjab Kings to get the job done against an ageing CSK side. 

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