PK vs MI betting tips

Punjab Kings vs Mumbai Indians Betting Tips

Punjab Kings will face Mumbai Indians in match 17 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Chennai on Friday.

Both teams will be coming in this game low-on-confidence after suffering defeats in their previous matches.

The Kings were thrashed by Sunrisers Hyderabad by a nine-wicket margin at the same venue on Wednesday.

On the other hand, the defending champions were also hammered Delhi Capitals who registered a comfortable six-wicket win on Tuesday.

Therefore, both team managements will be hoping that the players will turn up and produce a much better performance in the match on Friday.

Both teams have competed 26 times before in the history of the IPL before where Mumbai have a slightly better record with 14 wins compared to Punjab’s 12 victories.

During the two matches played between the teams in IPL 2020, the defending champions came out on top on the first occasion by 48 runs whereas the Kings secured a victory in the second one in a one-over eliminator.

Punjab Kings Form and Team News:

After suffering three back-to-back defeats in the competition, Punjab Kings are likely to make a few changes in the playing XI.

The management will be extremely disappointed with the team’s overall performance, especially in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, where despite winning the toss and electing to bat first, the side were dismissed for just 120.

The coaching staff will be concerned about the form of explosive batsman Chris Gayle who has only managed to score 76 runs in four innings at a disappointing average of just 19.

Gayle’s international teammate Nicholas Pooran, who has had a horrid time with the bat in hand during the IPL 2021 where he only managed to score nine runs in four innings, is likely to be replaced by England’s Dawid Malan, who has not been able to cement his place—rather surprisingly—in the starting XI in any of the first four matches despite being the number one T20I batsman in the world.

In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Moises Henriques, Malan, young Shahrukh Khan and Gayle to score the bulk of the runs.

England’s star pacer Chris Jordan, who has not featured—again surprisingly—in any of the matches, is likely to be included in the playing XI as well.

He will be accompanied by the likes of Mohammad Shami and Murugan Ashwin as they will have a job to produce timely breakthroughs.

Mumbai Indians Form and Team News:

Despite suffering a defeat in their previous match against Delhi Capitals, Mumbai Indians are unlikely to make any changes in the playing XI.

In the batting department, the team will be relying on the likes of captain Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock, explosive all-rounder Kieron Pollard and young Suryakumar Yadav to score the bulk of the runs.

On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of pacers Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar to produce timely breakthroughs.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Mumbai Indians will be favorites to win the 17th game of the Indian Premier League to be played at Chennai. For the 17th IPL game, Mumbai Indians are placed at 1.52 odds, while Punjab Kings are placed at 2.45 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Both teams are coming in this match after suffering thumping defeats in their previous outings.

However, looking at the overall strengths of the teams, the prediction is for Mumbai Indians to secure a win on Friday.

Tip 1: Kieron Pollard aims to make strong comeback with the bat

West Indies all-rounder has struggled to produce crucial runs for Mumbai so far this season. In four matches played, Pollard has looked out of form and scored only 49 runs at an average of 16.33.

The 33-year old will take heart from the fact that he holds decent numbers against Punjab Kings. In 22 matches played, Pollard has accumulated 498 runs at a strike rate of 164.90, which includes three half-centuries.

Given his match-winning performances for Mumbai in the past, we are expecting Kieron Pollard to score 30 runs or more in this [email protected].

Tip 2: Mumbai Indians to restrict Punjab Kings for less than 130 runs

Given the surface in Chennai is going to assist the bowlers, Mumbai Indians have enough firepower in their bowling department to dismiss Punjab Kings for less than 130 runs.

Punjab Kings have been one-dimensional in their batting approach on surfaces that have provided assistance to the bowlers. In the previous game played at the same venue, Punjab Kings struggled to get going in their innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad and were dismissed for 120 runs in 19.4 overs.

Given their inconsistent batting performances this season, we are expecting Mumbai Indians to dismiss Punjab Kings for less than 130 [email protected]


Expect Mumbai Indians to register a comprehensive win over Punjab Kings.

  1. Kieron Pollard to score 30 runs or more in this contest- Mumbai [email protected]
  2. Mumbai Indians to dismiss Punjab Kings for less than 130 runs- Mumbai [email protected]

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