We have two matches on the 10th day of the Indian Premier League:
- Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
- Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant
The first match will be the most anticipated one. Not just because the teams possess explosive batting line-up, but also because RCB skipper Virat Kohli is likely to play in the match. With Kohli, the match will be evenly poised. Without Kohli, the visitors will be the favourites. The second match is an easy picking for placing online bets (check odds at 12BET) . Gujarat Lions look the most inferior side in this year’s IPL, while Supergiant have the batting might to force a win.
Preview – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians
This is going to be Mumbai Indians’ second match in three days that too in different cities. They will be tired and jet-lagged following a tough fixture against Hyderabad Sunrisers in Mumbai. Things are getting hectic for the cricketers. However, the Mumbai side has enough bench strength to cope with the situation. They have made an unusually good start, thanks mainly to their young brigade. The stalwarts like Rohit Sharma, Jos Butler, Keiron Pollard and Lasith Malinga are struggling for form. It is the terrific effort of youngsters like Nitish Rana, Jasprit Bumrah and the Pandya brothers that fuel Mumbai Indians.
RCB will hope for a similar effort their youngsters. The team has not settled yet. AB de Villiers came into the squad in the last match and made an immediate effect. They will hope to unleash the fearsome troika of Chris Gayle, Kohli and ABD on Mumbai Indians. RCB’s bowling is bit of a concern. The absence of Mitchell Starc is strikingly felt. They do not have a bowler who can stem the flow of runs. The best bet for the side is to bat second. If their batsmen find form, no target is beyond their reach.
Prediction for cricket betting: What happened usually between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers is that Mumbai Indians will win in Bangalore and RCB will in Mumbai. Expect that to continue, especially if Kohli does not play. (Take a look at the odds offered)
Preview – Gujarat Lions vs Rising Pune Supergiant
Gujarat Lions neither have the batting nor have the bowling to challenge others in this IPL. They were done in at the player auction. They may spring a surprise or two, especially on the rare occasions when Suresh Raina or Brendon McCullum get going. On all other times, they will bite the dust. You can safely ignore the odds in favour of them.
Rising Pune Supergiant, on the other hand, have the batting power to be a contender. However, they bowl like millionaires’ spoilt kids. Their death-over bowling looks like a six-hitting competition. It usually spoils the good work done by Imran Tahir and other slow bowlers like Rajat Bhatia. That said, they are the favourites against Gujarat Lions even with this bowling.
Prediction for cricket betting: Rising Pune Supergiant are going to win this. (Take a look at the odds offered)