IPL 2019 Betting Match 24: Rahul Mr Reliable

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7:53 AM UTC

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019 7:53 AM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) uncovers another top-bat top-value wager for this clash from the Maximum City

<p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/oGfR09om2Mc\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2>Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab, Wankhede Stadium</h2><p><strong>Wednesday 10 April, 15.30</strong></p><p>This could be a corker from the Wankhede on Wednesday. Mumbai, powerhouses every second year, take on Kings XI who are beginning to put together a run of form of their own.</p><p>Given the latter it is relatively easy to make a case for <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kings-xi-punjab-ipl-2019-team-profile/89572/" target="_blank" title="Kings XI Punjab Team Profile">Kings</a> at significant odds-against (in the context of this crazy IPL at least). <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Betfair</a> go 5/4 (2.25) about Kings with Mumbai 8/11 (1.73) with Coral, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Ladbrokes</a> and <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">William Hill</a>.</p><p>We understand why there are short prices about the Indians. The layers couldn’t separate them and Chennai so skinny odds here is de rigeur. The market is often enthral to Mumbai’s powerful batting line-up, which is dangerous and deep. Against Chennai they went berserk at the death with Hardik Pandya producing some extraordinary hitting so even if they start ponderously – as they often do – they can still go big.</p><p>That success over Chennai was followed up by a nerve-shredding success against Sunrisers. Many would argue they have momentum. Still, Mumbai have had momentum in the past and they’ve let punters down.</p><p>Kings have built their strong form built on fortress Mohali but they have a head-to-head success this term, chasing down a tough 177. Indeed, the overall head-to-head is not as skewed as you might think in favour of <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/mumbai-indians-ipl-2019-team-profile/89567/" target="_blank" title="Mumbai Indians Team Profile">Mumbai</a>, given their prowess. They have an 11/8 advantage.</p><p>The top runscorer market, as ever, gives us plenty of interest. We’re doing okay on this market with David Warner winning us a nice wedge for Sunrisers against Kings on Monday. Unfortunately Robin Uthappa let us down for Kolkata Knight Riders against Chennai Super Kings on Tuesday. Uthappa had done all the hard work. He was set and three of his team-mate had been shot out. But he failed to nail down the win.</p><p>But we’re confident of hitting back with KL Rahul, the Kings XI opener in this one. He is a smidgen more than a 2/1 (3.0) chance on franchise form in terms of market wins and we can get 13/5 (3.6) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Bet365</a>. That’s a hefty chunk in our favour.</p><p>Rahul has three fifties in his last four innings and after a sluggish start when he failed in the first two matches, he is beginning to motor.</p><h2>Best tip for the match:</h2><p><em><strong><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Cricket Betting Odds">Rahul top Kings bat 13/5 Bet365</a></strong></em></p>
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