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Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips: Back Virat Kohli to top score for RCB again

Ben Darvill 16 Apr 2018
  • Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore is scheduled to start at 15:30 on Tuesday, April 17.
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Virat Kohli of India and Royal Challengers Bangalore. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL predictions and betting tips. The best bets for Tuesday's IPL clash between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium.

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore predictions 






Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore betting tips


The start of the current season is proving to be one that is testing the determination and ability of the reigning champions Mumbai Indians (MI). MI were consigned to a third consecutive defeat in IPL 2018 after they were beaten by Delhi Daredevils, who were also winless before the two came head-to-head. MI scored 194 in what was a good performance from their top order as Suryakumar Yadav (53), Evin Lewis (48) and Ishan Kishan (44) lead the way forward. However, Rohit Sharma then top scored with 18 otherwise as their momentum stalled. Jason Roy then took MI’s bowlers to task as he smashed 91 not out to win the game for DD and consign the reigning champions to yet another loss. Top side Sunrisers Hyderabad have picked up six points from a possible six so far, meaning the reigning champions are already looking at a tough task to defend their title.

Royal Challengers Bangalore also fell to a defeat over the weekend as they were beaten by the sheer amount of runs their opponents scored. Sanju Samson smashed 92 from 45 balls including 10 6’s as Rajasthan Royals set RCB an imposing 218 to win. Despite the loss of Brendon McCullum for four, Quinton de Kock (26), Virat Kohli (57), AB de Villiers (20) and Mandeep Singh (47) looked like they were setting up the foundation for a massive run chase, only to fall short in the end. Their score of 198/6 was not enough, but the returning form of Kohl and de Villiers is hugely important for RCB. With the ball, Chris Woakes once again made a big impact as he took 2-47, and he is proving to be an integral part of the side going forward as they look for a leader of their bowling attack. 

Three things to consider:

RCB have one of the best batting lineups in the competition, and AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli and Mandeep Singh have scored 336 runs between them this year as they continue to give opposition bowlers problems. Kohli and de Villiers in particular look good after struggling for form initially, and their rise is making RCB look even stronger. 

Chris Woakes has been outstanding this year as he has taken 7-119 in the tournament so far. Umesh Yadav is not far behind with five wickets, but the Englishman is proving to be a class apart as he continues to display his ability in limited overs games. 

Despite being at the bottom of the table, MI’s Sureakumar Yadav is averaging 41.33 this season meaning he has the 13th best average in the tournament. The number 13 is unlucky for some, and so it is proving for Yadav as his side have not been able to reinforce his consistency, with MI threatening to not ever really look like they will properly defend their title. 

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore betting odds


Mumbai Indians to win: Evens @ William Hill

Royal Challengers Bangalore to win: 11/10 @ Betway

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match stats 


  • Suryakumar Yadav is the fourth-highest runs scorer (124), and he is averaging 41.33 this year.
  • AB de Villiers (121 runs scored), Virat Kolli (109) and Mandeep Singh (106) have been in fine form for RCB this season with the bat.
  • Chris Woakes is the second best bowler in the IPL as things stand with figures of 7-119 in three matches. 

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore 




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