IPL 2019 Betting Matches Nine and 10 Eight: Mumbai can start to motor

Ed Hawkins

Friday, March 29, 2019 9:14 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 29, 2019 9:14 PM UTC

Ed Hawkins (@cricketbetting) analyses the IPL 2019 Saturday action and is expecting some big runs

<h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong>Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/kings-xi-punjab-vs-mumbai-indians-3726755/?mtid=6" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday 30 March 10.30, IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali</strong></a></p><p>Mumbai Indians got their IPL 2019 campaign up and running with a nailbiter of a finish <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-rages-at-umpires-as-rcb-lose-again/89688/" target="_blank">against Royal Challengers Bangalore</a>. It is arguable they should never have allowed a team, whose run rates in the chase are far from impressive, to get so close but they won’t be fussed.</p><p>It was major boost for them, though, after a difficult start for the pace bowling unit. Injuries have hampered them but pairing Jasprit Bumrah, who made a rapid recovery from a shoulder problem, and Lasith Malinga was the combination that saw them home at the death.</p><p>Bumrah and Malinga could well be the difference again <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kings-xi-punjab-ipl-2019-team-profile/89572/" target="_blank">against a Kings team</a> who have not impressed. In our eyes they’re 0-2 because their one success over Rajasthan Royals was achieved by unsportsmanlike means. Against Kolkata last time out their bowlers went round the park and they were never really in the hunt.</p><p>It is surprising, then, that <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b" target="_blank">William Hill</a> offer 4/5 (1.80) about the Indians. That’s a price we’re happy to take. On most ratings Mumbai come out on top.</p><p>In terms of other selections, KL Rahul has twice failed to deliver for us on top bat. Do we go in again? It’s all on the odds. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6" target="_blank">Betfair’s</a> 3/1 (4.0) is bigger than it should be given he wins 31% of the time.</p><h2><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></h2><p><em><strong>Mumbai Indians to win 4/5 William Hill</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>KL Rahul top Kings bat 3/1 Betfair</strong></em></p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center;"><strong>Delhi Capitals v Kolkata Knight Riders</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/cricket/in/indian-premier-league/delhi-capitals-vs-kolkata-knight-riders-3726756/?mtid=6" target="_blank"><strong>Saturday 30 March 14.30, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium</strong></a></p><p>The Knight Riders, one of our favourite IPL rosters, have gone off like a rocket, winning two from two. They have downed the Sunrisers, last year’s runners-up, and then followed it up with another destructive show against Kings XI.</p><p>Against Sunrisers they took the best bowling unit apart by posting 183 and they trumped that with 213 against Kings. <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/kolkata-knight-riders-ipl-2019-team-profile/89573/" target="_blank">Ordinarily a chasing team, KRR</a> will be delighted their bowlers have their nerve defending, a weakness that finished their title hopes last term.</p><p>With the KKR batsmen in good touch, Delhi also dangerous with the blade – they are one of the most consistent sides for posting 160 or more – and the Kotla often road-like, we have a bet on our hands. The 4/5 that Betfair offer about both teams scoring more than 159.5 runs is value.</p><p>The average first-innings score at the venue is 174 and although Delhi were well under par in their contest against Chennai Super Kings, we would expect them to show better form here.</p><h2><strong>Best tips for the match</strong></h2><p><em><strong>Both teams to score over 159.5 runs 4/5 Betfair</strong></em></p>
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