After an inconsistent set of results, MI will be hoping to come on the right side of a good result against RCB on Sunday. This IPL 2021 match will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
RCB vs MI – Match Preview
RCB go up against MI confident about achieving the IPL glory in the 2021 season. Following the latest result, RCB are only four points behind CSK and a further two points behind DC. MI are in danger of slipping out of contention for the title at the crucial stage, as the team has fallen to 5th place in the table following the mediocre start after the pause.
RCB vs MI – Predicted Playing XIs
RCB were able to get a lot of positives in the recent match against CSK. One among them would be Virat Kohli coming back to form and this could ease pressure on Devidutt Padikkal, who has been one of the standout performers so far. Dubai will offer RCB with plenty of advantages since Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers prefers playing on this surface. However, RCB’s bowling has been the big letdown, as per this RCB vs MI match prediction.
MI ran without the likes of Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma in the game immediately after the restart. Since then, the team has started making a lot of improvements in different areas. The doubts regarding the participation of some key players still keep MI in the limbo. Even though the batting line-up has not been completely trouble-free, the same cannot be said about the bowling line-up, which has been terrific. Trent Boult and Jasprit Bumrah have been in fine form.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
RCB vs MI Head to head
- Matches Played: 28
- RCB Won: 11
- MI Won: 17
- Tie/NR: 0
The RCB vs MI head to head shows a very even contest going back to the first few matches of the IPL. The advantage has been slowly swinging in favour of MI over the last few years. In 2016, 2017, and 2019, MI have been able to complete a clean sweep of KKR. This has only intensified the Bangalore vs Mumbai rivalry.
RCB vs MI Match Prediction & Betting Tips
MI need to get the inconsistencies out of the game in order to get a victory that would keep them in touch with CSK and DC at the top of the table. The emergence of RCB as genuine match-winners makes life difficult for MI, but the slight edge in the batting line-up puts MI in control. Furthermore, RCB also have a slightly weaker bowling line-up.
RCB’s slightly weaker bowling line-up is likely to be taken advantage of by MI, whose batsmen are in decent neck coming into the game. The RCB vs MI match prediction is aware that the middle order for MI is very powerful and they have the potential to demolish RCB after the power play.
AB de Villiers prefers to play on the pitch of the Dubai International Stadium. Even though he did not get a lot of game time in the recent game, AB de Villiers will be releasing the bounce and pace that this pitch will provide, as per the RCB vs MI prediction.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.