Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Predictions

MI v CSK IPL 2021 Betting Tips & Predictions
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Sports Expert, Chi Dubey

Last updated on 27th May 2021

Published: 30/04/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

Mumbai Indians will play one of their toughest games in the IPL this season when they take on the league leaders Chennai Super Kings.

The match is scheduled for a 7:30 pm IST start at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi on Saturday, May 1.

Get Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings IPL betting 2021 betting tips and predictions here.

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Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings betting predictions

As part of our free cricket betting tips, you will find the best MI vs CSK betting tips here.

This is a clash between two of the most successful teams in IPL history and as such, it will be an entertaining one.

Chennai Super Kings are on a five-match winning streak as they continue to outperform their opponents with the bat and ball. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians are still struggling to build some rhythm to their campaign and successfully defend their title.

CSK come out as the heavy favourites here and our predictions will be along the same lines.

Bet Odds Site
Match Winner: Chennai 2.15 10CRIC
Toss Winner: Mumbai 1.89 Casumo
CSK Total Fours: Over 13.5, 20 Overs 1.70 Betway
HOT BET! Faf du Plessis to be CSK Top Batsman 3.10 10CRIC

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Hot Bet IPL 2021

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Mumbai Team News

Things aren’t going smooth for Mumbai Indians this season as they continue to wobble through with a rather mediocre campaign. They are 3-3 in the six matches played so far and are certainly out of place for the defending champions.

However, they will be pleased with their most recent performance as they beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. It was the first time this season they not only batted second but also managed to chase down a big target.

Quinton de Kock finally delivered for the team as he scored 70 off 50 while Krunal Pandya also stepped up to chase down Rajasthan’s 171 runs. Things could have gone arguably better for them in bowling as Boult and Yadav went for big runs.

Nonetheless, that match was still a big improvement from what we have been seeing of them this year. Their batting was definitely above par which is what you need in T20 games ultimately. Within the bowling department, there is plenty of talent to go around – it is just a matter of them finding their groove.

That said, they would want to worry about a possible misfiring in the batting order – the likes of Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, and a couple of others haven’t made that big a mark yet.

Likely XI: de Kock, Sharma, Yadav, Kishan, Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Coulter-Nile, Chahar, Boult, Bumrah. 

Chennai Super Kings Team News ahead of the IPL match with Mumbai Indians

Chennai Team News

Chennai Super Kings could not have asked for a better start to their IPL campaign. After losing the opening game, they have won all their subsequent matches to lead the IPL table with 10 points.

Their last match saw them put another big total – this time during the chase as they beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 7 wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored a handsome half-century while du Plessis continued to charm the fans with his superb consistency.

The timing of it couldn’t be any better as the track in Delhi appears to be favouring batsmen.

Chennai’s batting order is as formidable as it can get – especially now that their openers are firing on all cylinders. Add to this the fine form and experience of Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, they have got themselves a team that can win the championship again.

As for bowling, we may see Imran Tahir get the nod again. Alternately, Mitchell Santner and Jason Behrendorff are also available for selection but otherwise, their bowling unit looks absolutely solid.

Likely XI: Gaikwad, du Plessis, Tahir, Raina, Rayudu, Jadeja, Dhoni, Ngidi, Ali, Thakur, Chahar

Venue & conditions

In the two matches played in Delhi so far, the first inning score has been eerily similar – 171 runs scored by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals.

In both cases, the totals were chased down respectively by CSK and Mumbai Indians, losing just 3 wickets.

The pitch has defied expectations and is proving to be a batting one rather than previously thought spin-friendly. That said, CSK and MI have both got a pretty daunting bowling attack and can make things difficult.

All signs, for now, point toward yet another high-scoring game with dew likely to play a part in the second inning.

MI vs CSK Head-to-Head

The fixture between Mumbai and Chennai is the one that has been played the most through the years. Dubbed as the El Clasico of the IPL, Mumbai Indians have enjoyed the better part of this fixture as they lead Chennai Super Kings 18-12 in the league.

A couple of those games have also been in the playoffs and IPL finals.

MI v CSK Head to Head Stats IPL 2021

Toss Winner

Mumbai have also enjoyed a fairly decent success rate in toss against Chennai through the seasons.

They have also won more tosses this season (3 out of 6) than CSK (2 out of 6), which makes us back them to win the toss in this upcoming match too.

MI vs CSK Coin Toss Stats IPL 2021

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
Mumbai 16 53.33%
Chennai 14 46.67%

Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back CSK to win @ 2.15 with 10CRIC

Chennai Super Kings will start this game as the heavy favourites solely owing to their current run in the IPL 2021. The fact that they are available at such high odds makes it a bet that is too good to be missed.

On one hand, CSK have won 5 of their last 6 matches this season while on the other, MI have managed just 3 wins in their campaign. Secondly, MS Dhoni’s side is looking much more composed as a unit than Sharma’s Mumbai Indians. Even comparing their individual players like for like, the boys in yellow do appear to be better presently.

CSK are also doing exceptionally well with the bat and ball and haven’t really shown any signs of struggles or problems. As for Mumbai, their faltering middle-order is a definite cause for concern and except for the last game, they haven’t really impressed with their batting.

Keeping aside the head to head history, Chennai come out at the top here in this fixture, no matter how we look at it.

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CSK Total Fours Over 13.5

Recommended Bet: CSK Total Fours Over 13.5 @ 1.70 with Betway

The last three games played by Chennai Super Kings have been high-scoring ones having posted 170+ runs in all three. A big part of it has been driven by boundaries, particularly 4s.

Case in point, those three matches saw CSK hit well over 13 fours at the very least.

Given that Delhi is turning out to be a batting pitch and Chennai’s batsmen’s are in a blazing form, we can back them to hit over 13 fours in their inning once again.

Today’s MI vs CSK Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Faf du Plessis to be CSK Top Batsman @ 3.10 with 10CRIC

The South African’s consistency this season has been quite astonishing. He has scored a half-century in his last three matches with his best inning being 95 not out against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Faf du Plessis is also number 2 in the Orange Cap race with 270 runs in 6 innings.

He is available at attractive odds and being an opener, he has plenty of time to add some runs on the board and for himself.

Mumbai v Chennai Fun Statistics

  • MI and CSK have also met twice in the Champions League T20 – the tally there is 1-1
  • Mumbai beat Chennai in the IPL 2019 final by 1 run to win their fourth IPL trophy
  • Suresh Raina is the highest run-scorer in this fixture, having scored 730 runs to date
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