Mumbai Indians(MI) are set to face Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) in the 56th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Monday, May 9 at the Dr. D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai.
MI have won 2 out of 10 matches and are still in the last position in the points table. They managed to defeat the mighty Gujarat Titans in the last game by 5 runs after scoring 177 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. They would be hoping for a similar performance in this game against the last year’s runner-up team.
Kolkata Knight Riders:
Kolkata Knight Riders have lost track and are on brink of elimination. They suffered a loss against Lucknow Super Giants in the last game by a huge margin of 75 runs. LSG’s bowlers had a great night as they managed to bundle up the KKR batting unit for just 101 runs. They are sitting in the number 8th position in the points table currently. Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajith’s combination at the top is not working and they are likely to bring in Ajinkya Rahane and Sam Billings to provide stability.
WAGING ODDS: MI (1.75) Vs KKR (2.10)
MI are the favorites and are priced at 1.75, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹175.
KKR are the underdogs and priced at 2.10 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹210.
The pitch has been kind to the batters and the bowlers. Despite having some assistance from the pitch bowlers have found it tough to defend on the wicket. Mumbai’s leg-spinner Murugan Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers picking up 2/29 in his four overs in the last game and helped his side immensely to pull off a dramatic last over win. It seems he will be a huge factor in the match and MI are likely to tally a win in the outing.
Prediction: MI to win the match.