MI vs DC betting predictions and betting : Mumbai Indians is set to play Delhi Capitals in finals of 13th Indian Premier League season. This will be the 6th IPL finals for MI which includes 4 wins and the lone loss in 2010.
It will be a great contest to see if experience triumphs or the young blood in DC comes out on top on Tuesday in Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals Match Predictions and Betting Odds
MI vs DC betting predictions and betting : Recent form and head-to-head
MI are having one of the best seasons so far with a dominating run in the tournament. They finished the league stage with 9 wins in 14 games and have been undefeated against DC so far.
DC have tried so many things over the years, but it has taken them 13 editions to arrive at where they are currently. They finished 2nd in the points table with 8 wins but had a bad day at the office against MI in the Qualifier 1.
But they turned it on against Sunrisers Hyderabad with a mighty performance to make it to the last stage.
Matches – 27
MI – 12
DC – 15
Recent Meeting – MI defeated DC by 57 runs in Qualifier 1 at the Dubai International Stadium.
In UAE: MI – 3, DC – 1.
MI vs DC betting predictions and betting : Squad comparisons
Top Order: MI > DC
The top order of the MI has always fired in crunch situations to take the team home. Quinton de Kock has been a stand out performer time and again striking at close to 140 with 483 runs in 15 innings.
The only concern as of now is the lack of big scores from Rohit Sharma as the Mumbai batsman has just scored 278 runs in 13 games.
Suryakumar Yadav is a quality No.3 batsman who played an explosive knock against DC the other day. The star batsman has accumulated 461 runs at 148.23 which includes 4 fifties.
On the other hand, Shikhar Dhawan has been a consistent performer for the team and with that match winning performance against SRH, his confidence would have sky rocketed.
Promoting Marcus Stoinis was a very good step that might help them get off to a flyer like he did against SRH.
The skipper Shreyas Iyer has been unimpressive this IPL season. They might promote Ajinkya Rahane if they chase something like 160 or 165 to hold one end.
Middle Order and All-rounders: MI > DC
The MI middle order looks very dangerous and can take the game away from the opposition very quickly. This was evident in the last game when Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya batted in 6th gear despite fall of wickets.
Kieron Pollard has been a big match player for the side and has a good record in IPL finals. The West Indian player has 259 runs at a massive strike rate of 190.44. He can also pitch in with the ball to break the momentum of the opposition.
Krunal Pandya has done well with the ball but there have been no fireworks from the wood yet.
As far as DC is concerned, they are in a little bit of worry with Rishabh Pant not at all firing but Shimron Hetmyer managed to find boundaries on Sunday that would have proven to be effective.
Ajinkya Rahane can be tried at No.4 if there is a top order collapse but he will have to find a way to keep the scoreboard ticking with occasional fours as his strike rate is just below 108.
Bowlers: MI = DC
MI have a formidable and a settled bowling lineup who can rip apart any opposition. The pace partners Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult have accounted to 49 wickets in 14 games and have been their strike bowlers.
The third pacer Nathan Coulter Nile or James Pattinson have been on the expensive side and needs to hold one side to keep the pressure up. Rahul Chahar who has led the spin department has done a great job with 15 wickets in 15 games and has gone for just 8.15 per over. Krunal Pandya hasn’t done much damage with the ball but he has been able to provide some quick overs at less than 7.50 runs per over.
On the other hand, DC need their pacers to fire to get some wickets with the new ball as well as in the death. Kagiso Rabada was on fire against SRH as he snatched the purple yet again with 29 wickets in 16 games at a strike rate of 12.96.
Anrich Nortje has gone wicketless in the last two games and needs to find his rhythm in a big game like this. He has so far taken 20 wickets at an economy of 8.34.
The spin duo of R Ashwin and Axar Patel have been economical giving nothing in the middle overs. It’s still unclear if DC’s Playing XI would include pacer like Harshal Patel or Tushar Deshpande as they can do away with keeping the third spinner Pravin Dubey in the side with big boundaries and slowness on the surface.
MI vs DC betting predictions and betting : Schedule and pitch report
The big IPL final between MI and DC is scheduled to be held in the Dubai International stadium on 10th November at 7.30pm IST.
The surface has been unused since Qualifier 1 and would be fresh for this all-important game with no grass cover on it. Looking at the previous games, it is safe to say that the pitch does get better as the game progresses but in a high-pressure game like this, it would be ideal for the teams to post a formidable total and back themselves to defend it.
The par score would be near 170 or thereabouts with a good effort from the ball to win the IPL title.
The betting platforms and the prediction experts are expecting MI to win their 5th title. According to Bet365, they are heavily backing MI with odds of 1.66 while the first-time finalists will need a good effort on Tuesday.
BettingExpert are also expecting MI to come out on top with healthy odds whereas DC have odds stacked against them. Another platform Oddschecker have also stuck with the giant team but we can never write off a quality team like DC who have a great fighting spirit on their day.