Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Predictions

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Predictions
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Sports Expert, Chi Dubey

Last updated on 27th May 2021

Published: 28/04/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

Mumbai Indians will look to find their winning ways when they face Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League on Thursday, April 29.

The match is scheduled for a 3:30 pm IST start at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

Get Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals IPL betting 2021 betting tips and predictions here.

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Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals betting predictions

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Both teams are facing big problems of their own. For Mumbai, it is their mediocre batting and a lack of form while for Rajasthan, they have been left to deal with losing their four international players to injuries and Covid-fatigue.

To some extent, their IPL campaigns have gone along the same, unsatisfactory lines leaving them each with 2 wins in 5 matches.

However, we are going to back Rajasthan Royals on this one and we will tell you why below.

Bet Odds Site
Match Winner: Rajasthan 2.35 10CRIC
Toss Winner: Mumbai 1.89 Casumo
Total Sixes in the Match: Under 11.5 2.05 Betway
HOT BET! Rahul Chahar to be MI Top Bowler 3.50 10CRIC

MI v RR Hot Bet Prediction ahead of the IPL match.

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Mumbai Team News

Mumbai Indians continue to deal with their batting woes this season. The fact that the two-time defending champions are yet to put up a total exceeding 160 runs tells a story in itself.

Case in point, their last two games have seen them bat first and in both cases, they struggled to move past the 140-run mark. They lost the matches to Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings.

Having Quentin de Kock open for Mumbai in the last few games hasn’t worked well for them and it may be time to give Chris Lynn another chance – the Aussie did score a handsome 49 in the opener.

Meanwhile, their bowling attack is largely led by Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar, both of whom have fizzled a bit in their last couple of games. Rohit Sharma may want to include Adam Milne or Nathan Coulter-Nile in the playing 11, seeing that there is no dearth of talent there.

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

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Rajasthan Team News

Rajasthan Royals are heading in this game after a much-needed boost in confidence. They picked up their second win of the season after beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets.

Chris Morris was the star bowler with 4 wickets in his spell that helped restrict KKR to 133 runs. Sanju Samson, with some assistance from David Miller, Shivam Dube, and others, led the chase and guided the team to the win.

But the fact that they have lost Livingstone, Stokes, Tye, and Archer is certainly a bitter pill to swallow.

RR will have to make do with what they have, which is not all that bad. Miller and Morris bring their collective international experience from South Africa while Dube, Tewatia, and Samson continue to perform as usual.

The last game against Kolkata also saw Yashasvi Jaiswal get a chance in place of Manan Vohra and he certainly made a strong case. Within bowling, we can expect Samson to continue with the same selection.

Likely XI: Buttler, Jaiswal, Samson, Dube, Miller, Parag, Tewatia, Morris, Gopal, Unadkat, Rahman

Venue & conditions

This is just the second game in Delhi after the CSK-SRH encounter. The conditions here are bound to be different from Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium. Additionally, the track here has a reputation of being spinner-friendly.

This being an afternoon fixture, dew will have no role to play and both the teams will want to see how the first match on this turn pans out.

MI vs RR Head-to-Head

Rajasthan Royals are one of the few sides in the IPL that have managed to stay on even terms with the behemoth that are Mumbai Indians.

The head to head tally is evenly tied at 11-11. What is more interesting is that Rajasthan have beaten Mumbai in 5 of their last 6 meetings.

MI v RR Head to Head Stats IPL 2021

Toss Winner

Rajasthan Royals lead the way when it comes to the toss. However, Mumbai Indians won the toss both times last season and we are inclined to back them to win the toss again.

MI v RR Coin Toss Stats IPL 2021

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
Mumbai 9 40.91%
Rajasthan 13 59.09%

Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back RR to win @ 2.35 with 10CRIC

Rajasthan Royals may be at 7th place in the table right now but that is only because of a low net run rate. They share 4 points with 3 other teams (including Mumbai Indians).

In all fairness, the Royals have looked slightly better than Mumbai on the whole. They have had a couple of games where they have put up big totals and matches where they have performed just as well with the ball. Sanju Samson has been nothing brilliant as a captain as he continues to do his part with the bat. Along with Morris, the duo can certainly turn the tide around if need be.

And then, there is also the matter of them holding their own quite well against Mumbai in the last few seasons.

That said, Mumbai Indians can turn up the heat and they do have quite a few players available at their disposal.

All things considered, we are going with Rajasthan Royals on this because they are the underdogs and who doesn’t love a good underdog story. But more importantly, this season seems to be the one where Mumbai Indians are likely to have a tough time after years of success.

Lastly, let’s not forget the attractive odds at which RR are available.

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Under 11.5 Sixes in the Match

Recommended Bet: Total sixes under 11.5 in the match @ 2.05 with Betway

In both the teams’ last matches against Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders, the total number of sixes hit were well under 11.5.

We are going to stick with the trend and make a bet along the same lines, especially considering that the batsmen in either team haven’t looked that good in finding the big boundaries of late.

Of course, there is also the possibility of spinners calling the shots here who may make it even more difficult for the opposing batsmen to find the room and hit the sixes.

Today’s MI vs RR Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Rahul Chahar to be MI Top Bowler @ 3.50 with 10CRIC

Rahul Chahar is the leading wicket-taker for Mumbai Indians this season with 9 wickets in 5 games.

He has also been instrumental in leading the bowling attack for MI and generally bowls out his entire spell. Moreover, he has taken a wicket at least in his last four IPL matches.

All signs in Delhi indicate spinner-friendly conditions and Chahar is undoubtedly among the best in this regard between the two teams.

Mumbai v Rajasthan Fun Statistics

  • At 485 runs, Sanju Samson is the highest run-scorer in this fixture
  • In the wickets department, Dhawal Kulkarni of MI leads the way with 17 wickets
  • MI and RR have both lost 3 of their last 5 matches in Delhi in the IPL through the years
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