Chennai Super Kings will go head on with Mumbai Indians in match number 41 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, in Sharjah, on October 23, on Friday evening.
It has been a sorry season for Chennai Super Kings and they have been further plagued with injuries. MS Dhoni and his mighty Men in Yellow have been crushed by most of their opponents in this 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, are closing in on booking a spot in the IPL playoffs and it is quite unsurprising. Rohit Sharma and co. are a terribly well balanced side and can take on anyone in this league at the moment. The hunger and desire with which these players have been playing, it has been quite sublime and satisfactory.
Mumbai Indians will be looking to claim the top spot on the points table when they will take on Chennai Super Kings on Friday evening. In the meantime, to make things a little spicier, I have added three of the best team markets for you to bet on from this match.
This is probably the easiest of bets for the day and why not when I know that will be the Men in Blue and Gold, who have been on a roll this season. The red-hot form of Mumbai Indians was jolted by Kings XI Punjab in the last game but they are a side who bounces back every single time they lose a game. Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have collided on 31 occasions and the former have managed to triumph on 18 of them while the latter has only 13 to boast about. Mumbai Indians have won 8 out of the last 10 head-to-head matches against Chennai Super Kings and it clearly shows the kind of supremacy Rohit Sharma's side has had over MS Dhoni and co. in recent times. Mumbai Indians might have lost the opening game of the IPL 2020 against Chennai Super Kings but they sure as hell made it a point to bounce back in sublime fashion and now they are knocking at the door of the playoffs. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.63 for a Mumbai Indians victory and it should come rather easily as Chennai Super Kings will be playing with a depleted side.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium - one of the venues in this 13th edition of the Indian Premier League - the very name of which sends chills down the spines of the bowlers and they would rather miss the bus to the ground before the game. It has been raining sixes in Sharjah and the bowlers have not been able to put a tap on it at this venue. A total of 156 sixes have been smashed at this venue in just 8 matches at an average of almost 20 sixes (19.5) per game! Those numbers are insane and why won't it be as the dimensions of Sharjah Cricket Stadium are the smallest considering the other two venues of this IPL. In the last couple of matches at this iconic venue, 39 sixes have been clobbered and that again is over the required average of this market. In the last three head-to-head matches between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, 18 sixes have been hit only once because they were played in different conditions and in different venues which are definitely bigger than Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.81 for total sixes to be hit will be over 17.5 and just because of the venue, I am going to go all in for this market and so should you!
As I just mentioned, this forthcoming fixture will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, therefore runs should be scored rather easily by both teams. However, the team chasing will find it a little difficult as the pitch gets a little slower and lower as the game progresses. Sharjah has been the idle venue for run fests in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League and thus only 1 out of 8 first innings scores at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium have been under 178.5 runs! The 178 run-mark has not been breached a lot of times when these two sides have locked horns. However, Chennai Super Kings have scored north of 178 runs in both occasions they have played at this venue in the ongoing season of the IPL. While Mumbai Indians have only played one game at this venue and they too have posted a total of 208 in the first innings of that fixture. Bet 365 is offering generous odds of 1.83 for first innings total to be over 178.5 runs on Friday and I am definitely backing this market!
Mumbai Indians to win - @ 1.63 (Sportsbet.io)
Total sixes will be over 17.5 - @ 1.81 (Sportsbet.io)
1st innings total to be over 178.5 runs - @ 1.83 (Bet 365)