Mumbai Indians(MI) are set to face Delhi Capitals(DC) in the 69th match of the Indian Premier League(IPL) on Saturday, May 21 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians are already out of the playoffs race and will have nothing to lose. They are currently placed at the last position in the points table with 3 wins in 13 matches. If they win this game, Royal Challengers Bangalore will qualify for the playoffs and be playing the eliminator match against LSG. They have played some good cricket in the last few games and will be looking to end the season on a high note.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals have won 7 out of 13 matches and are placed in the fifth position in the points table. It will be their second game of the season against MI. DC won the first match by 4 wickets after chasing a target of 178 runs in 18.2 overs. DC have also won their last 2 matches and would be expecting a similar result out of this match. The Rishabh Pant-led side registered a good win against Punjab Kings in their previous encounter without the services of Prithvi Shaw.
WAGING ODDS: MI (2.15) Vs DC (1.72)
DC are the favorites and are priced at 1.72, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹172.
MI are the underdogs and priced at 2.15 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹215.
This will be the last group stage game for both teams. The pitch is expected to be favorable for the batters and a high-scoring game might be on the cards. Spinners are likely to play a key role during the middle-overs and would be responsible for stopping the run-flow. Given the recent performances DC are likely to clinch a win in the contest.
Prediction: DC to win