Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back Rajasthan Royals to win @ 2.15 with Parimatch
I am going with the Royals because I thought they were very impressive in their 61-run hammering of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. After being put into bat, the likes of Jos Buttler (35), Sanju Samson (55), Devdut Padikkal (41), and Shimron Hetmyer (32) ran riot to help their side post 210 runs.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, the bowling effort was even better. Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna had the ball on strings – at one point, the Sunrisers were 9/3 from 4.5 overs. The game was wrapped up a quarter of the way through the innings.
Conversely, the Mumbai Indians threw away a very promising position against the Delhi Capitals. Defending 177, they managed to reduce the Capitals to 104/6 from 13.2 overs but could not capitalise on that dominance.
All the momentum is with the Royals – that’s why I am backing them at a better price. Want to find out why my match winner bet is with Parimatch? Check out our full Parimatch review to see the benefits of betting with them!
Today’s Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Back Devdutt Padikkal to be Rajasthan Royals’ top batter @ 3.75 with 10CRIC.
There were some stand-out performers in the RR’s win over the Sunrisers – but the one that stood out for me was Devdutt Padikkal. In commentary, broadcaster and ex-England international Nick Knight highlighted him as one of his favourite players from last year’s tournament – and I can see why!
Lean and powerful with a great eye for the ball, Padikkal stylishly marmalised his way to 41 runs from 29 balls at a strike rate of 141.38. He four 4s and two 6s and had the measure of some tricky bowling.
His position at four in the batting order came as a surprise to some, but the decision to swap him with Jos Buttler at the top of the order was justified.
I think he’s a great bet to go at least nine runs better than last time and bag a half century. I will be placing my bet with 10CRIC – a leading Indian online betting site with a great range of markets. Check out our full 10CRIC review here.