IPL 2019 Betting Matches 31: Yadav can offer reminder

Ed Hawkins

Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:21 PM UTC

Sunday, Apr. 14, 2019 7:21 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) goes for a top bowler bet as Bangalore look for back-to-back wins

<h2>Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore</h2><p><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/royal-challengers-bangalore-vs-mumbai-indians-3753724/" target="_blank" title="Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Odds Board"><strong>Monday 15 April, 15.30</strong></a></p><p>Mumbai Indians, just when it looked as though they were going to a mount a serious challenge to the consistent Chennai Super Kings, turned in a stinker last time out against Rajasthan Royals.</p><p>Often considered the sleeping giant in IPL tournaments because of their sloth-like starts, Mumbai now appear to be dozing off halfway through matches. Which is something. Against the Royals they had started with vim and vigour, emboldened by the thought of a fourth win on the spin.</p><p>Then they found it all rather tiresome. As if it was too easy. From 117 for one after a fast start from Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, they posted a disappointing 187. More than 200 should have been well within the grasp of a team excited about beating up an opponent.</p><p>It took them 16 overs of Rajasthan’s reply before this lazy mob realised they were in trouble. Then they pulled their finger out. The Royals collapsed from 170 for two to 174 for six. Mumbai scented blood. It wasn’t enough, though. Royals got up again in the last over.</p><p>That sort of lackadaisical effort will put off punters getting involved in short prices for this one. Quite right. Mumbai are no better than 8/11 (1.73) (Bet365, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Betfair</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfred!">Betfred</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Betway</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Coral!">Coral</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Ladbrokes!">Ladbrokes</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Paddy Power</a>, <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="+A Bookmaker">William Hill</a>). Bangalore are 23/20 (2.15) (Betfair). Those odds about <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-cricket-player-profile/89593/" target="_blank">Virat Kohli’s</a> RCB are the sort that we are interested in (for the love of God, never ever back them at even money or odds-on) particularly after they enjoyed a confidence-boosting win over Kings XI Punjab. It was their first of a dreadful campaign.</p><p>RCB are close to picking their best team. It’s only taken seven matches. If they replaced the hapless Mohammad Siraj (honestly, how does this guy keep getting picked?) with Washington Sundar they would probably be one of the best-balanced teams in the whole thing. Still pricey in the field, though.</p><p>For those looking for more chunky odds, we like Umesh Yadav for top Bangalore bowler at 4/1 (5.0) with Bet365. Yadav has an excellent strike rate, far superior to most of his team-mates, and now he is back in the side he can remind everyone of his wicket-taking threat. He’s also being used at the death which means easy victims.</p><p><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></p><ul> <li>Umesh Yadav top RCB bowler 4/1 <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a></li></ul>
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