Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Winner Prediction
Recommended Bet: Back RCB to win @ 1.72 with Pure Win
I’m taking the easy option and backing against a team horrendously out of form for my match prediction. The Mumbai Indians have so many excellent players – but the main ones are out of form.
The usually consistent Jasprit Bumrah is wicketless in two of the three defeats – his total tournament figures currently read 3/86 from 10.2 overs at 8.43 per over.
From a batting perspective, they appear to be having trouble with the timing of their innings. In defeats against the Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders, they posted scores of 177/5 and 161/4 after batting first on both occasions – good efforts, but with plenty of wickets in hand, you would expect more runs to play with.
Conversely, the Royal Challengers Bangalore are coming to the boil nicely – a disappointing defeat to the Punjab Kings on the first day of the season feels like a long time ago after two big victories against two of the tournament’s best performers so far in the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.
I am pretty confident in my betting prediction and I will be placing my wager at Pure Win – they usually boast the best match winner odds! Read our Pure Win review to find out more.
Today’s Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Hot Bet
Recommended Bet: Back Glenn Maxwell to be Player of the Match @ 9.0 with 10CRIC
I like the Man of the Match market! The all-rounders have two shots at turning in match-winning performances and the odds are always generous.
That logic means I will be backing the Big Show – Australian Glenn Maxwell – to live up to his nickname on what looks set to be his first appearance of the IPL season.
We all know what he can do with the bat – his record-breaking innings in the Big Bash league remains fresh in the memory! He is also an effective spin-bowling option. If he clicks, it’s difficult to see how he won’t get match recognition.
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