Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Betting Tips & Predictions

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals Betting Tips & Predictions IPL 2021
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 30th September 2021

Published: 30/09/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

We’re at Sharjah for this one in yet another game from the 2021 Indian Premier League and there’s plenty of IPL betting tips to come! This match will be played on October 2, with a start time of 3:30 pm IST. 

If you like to bet on cricket online then read on because we have the best Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals betting tips and predictions coming up next. As ever, they’re completely free for our Indian readers.


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Up next, our free cricket betting predictions for today’s IPL match! I’m pretty surprised that Delhi go into this as outsiders given what’s happened so far this season. I’ll explain why I think DC should be marginal favourites here, which is why I’m putting my money down on them.

You’re also about to find out which classy batsman for the CapitalsI think can get to 50.

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Match-winner: Delhi 2.02 Pure Win
Toss winner: Mumbai 1.89 Pure Win
HOT BET! Shikhar Dhawan to score a 50    3.0 Betway

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Mumbai Indians Team News

Mumbai are back in business after a good win over the Punjab Kings. They can thank Kieron Pollard for that win because his two wickets and runs were what won them the game.

And what wickets they were. First he dismissed Chris Galyle and then got the biggest wicket of all: KL Rahul.

Then with Mumbai in a spot of bother during the chase, he smashed 15 off 7 to put the game to bed. It’s a reminder that form is temporary and that class is permanent.

There was also a rare valuable contribution from Saurabh Tiwary. He’s been playing in the IPL forever but rarely plays and when he does, normally fails to make an impact.

Well, he did here. He top-scored with 45 off 37 and though that doesn’t sound like much, it was just what the Indians needed in the circumstances.

With the ball, Krunal Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah were the stand-out bowlers.

Nathan Coulter-Nile was preferred to Adam Milne and should keep his place after a decent outing with the ball. He didn’t take any wickets but went for just 19 runs.

MI Likely XI

Sharma, de Kock, Yadav, Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Coulter-Nile, Chahr, Boult, Bumrah.

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Delhi Capitals Team News

Delhi suffered a rare defeat at the hands of KKR last time.

They just didn’t get enough runs with the bat and paid the price. Only Steve Smith and Rishabh Pant (both scored 39) got going and even those two were guilty of not capitalizing on starts.

With the ball they failed to take the chances that came their way, dropping catches and making fielding errors.

As it happens, it may not make that much of a difference because their excellent start should mean they make the Top 2 anyway, unless RCB win all their last three remaining matches.

But if they actually want to win the whole IPL for the first time, they’re going to have to cut down on those mistakes.

They have some injury problems to worry about. Both opener Prithvi Shaw and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis have injuries.

Of the two, that of Stoinis seems worse and they may not risk him here. Given they were missing out on an opener, they played Steve Smith instead of Stoinis as the fourth overseas player and asked him to open.

They’re weaker for that change because not only is Smith not a natural T20 batsman but he’s not an opener, either.

They’ll hope they get one, or both, back for the Playoffs

DC Likely XI

Dhawan, Smith, Iyer, Pant, Hetmyer, Yadav, Patel, Ashwin, Rabada, Nortje, Khan.

Venue & conditions

There have been some unusually low scores at Sharjah so far this campaign. The ball has often gripped in the surface, the pitch has been a bit two-paced and spinners have been able to put serious pressure on the opposition.

Still, the wicket should be good enough that teams manage at least 140-150 batting first. Both skippers would probably rather chase here than bat first.

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals Head-to-Head

Mumbai are 16-13 ahead on the head-to-head record and that’s no surprise. After all, Mumbai are the most successful side in the IPL by some margin, so they have a winning record against just about everyone.

But 16-13 is actually quite close so the Indians haven’t had it all their own way.

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals Head-to-Head IPL 2021

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction

If Mumbai are ahead on match wins, Delhi are ahead on toss wins. But Pant has now lost the last three tosses, so luck hasn’t gone his way in this regard. Despite Delhi being ahead over the years, I’m going with Mumbai here.

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals Toss Prediction IPL 2021

Delhi 17 58.62%
Mumbai 12 41.38%

Mumbai Indians v Delhi Capitals Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back Delhi to win @ 2.02 with Pure Win

I find it quite odd that Mumbai go into this match as favourites.

Delhi are much better off in the table in general and are 2/3 in terms of games played in the UAE while Mumbai are just 1/3.

Had it not been for Pollard last time out for Mumbai and it could have been 0/3 for the Indians.

Ok, I can see a few reasons why Mumbai are preferred. They did beat DC four times last year, two in the Group Stages, once in the Qualifier and then again, in the final. But those four wins are the very reason why they’re ahead in the head-to-head.

I do worry a bit about those two injuries in the Dehi camp but I think Shaw should be fit for this one and that could make all the difference.

Quite simply, I’ve been far more impressed by DC this year and that’s why they get the nod. This is particularly true of their bowling, where they have all the bases covered.

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Recommended Bet: Back Shikhar Dhawan to score a 50 @ 3.0 with Betway

Shikhar Dhawan has been pretty consistent so far this season. In fact, he’s been more consistent and better than everyone else or else he wouldn’t be the top run scorer in the IPL this season.

He had a couple of quiet games of late, scoring just 8 and 24. But look at his record for the season as a whole: he has three fifties already and had a few knocks in the 40s that he really should have converted into bigger scores.

He scored a 69 against them last season in one of those four matches and you can’t keep a player as good as him quiet for long; he may well get to another half-century here.

Mumbai v Delhi fun facts

Let’s round things off with some fun facts ahead of the game.

  • Mumbai won four times against Delhi last year but DC fought back to win when they played earlier this season.
  • No Mumbai player got to 50 when they played in April this year; Rohit Sharma was best with 44.
  • Kieron Pollard has two man of the match awards so far this season from 11 games.
  • Mumbai have three players who have taken over 10 wickets this season: Trent Boult (11), Rahul Chahar (13) and Jasprit Bumrah (16).