Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals betting tips & predictions
Guy Giles has picked out four tips to consider as Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals meet on Saturday.
Rajasthan Royals to win
Mumbai lost their opener to Delhi on Sunday, and have now dropped their last 10 opening matches in the IPL, a remarkable record for a team that has won more titles than any other.
They usually bounce back with a win in their following game, though, doing so in the last three tournaments, so it’s worth backing them here.
Top batsman in the match to score over 70.5 runs
These two teams are flush with talent throughout the batting order, with several players on either side capable of going big.
Ishan Kishan eclipsed this mark for Mumbai against Delhi, and there’s no reason to think him or someone else can’t do the same in this one.
Devdutt Padikkal to score over 21.5 runs
Padikkal looks to have settled in well in Rajasthan, hitting a swift 41 off 29 balls to help them to a first-innings score of 210 in their win over Hyderabad.
The former Bangalore opener, now batting at No. 4, is more than capable of passing this runs line again on Saturday.
Ravichandran Ashwin to be Rajasthan Royals top bowler
Ashwin went wicketless in the Royals’ win over the Sunrisers but could find more joy at the DY Patil Stadium, where spinners have taken eight wickets so far.
Mumbai also struggled against spin in their opening match, losing three wickets to Kuldeep Yadav.