MI vs RCB, IPL 2023 Match 54 Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Royal Challengers Bangalore travel to Mumbai to take on Mumbai Indians on Tuesday as the end of the 2023 IPL group stage starts to come into view. The bookies expect this to be a very close game and have both teams at 10/11 (1.91) to win.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

  • Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, Match 54
  • May 9, 2023 – 15:00 GMT
  • Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The average first innings score at this venue in the 2023 IPL is 192 and we expect there to be plenty of runs on offer once again in this game. There will be good pace, bounce and carry in the wicket.

It is expected to be extremely humid at the Wankhede Stadium throughout this game and the temperature is forecast to remain above 30 degrees across this contest.

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Predictions

A victory for either side will see them leapfrog a host of teams and move into the top three of the table so there is plenty at stake! Royal Challengers Bangalore have lost two of their last three matches but we think they have more match-winners with both bat and ball so we are backing them to win.

Probable 6s

Although Faf du Plessis is the leading six-hitter in the tournament and Glenn Maxwell is in third place, we are backing Mumbai Indians to hit the most sixes in this match. This is due to the depth of six-hitters in the home team’s XI from Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma, to Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs and Tim David. Furthermore, Mumbai Indians have a weak bowling attack so their batters need to make up for it!

Our prediction: Mumbai Indians to hit most sixes in the match at 8/11 (1.73).

Probable Wickets

After starting the tournament with figures of 0-26, incidentally against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the experienced spinner, Piyush Chawla, has taken 17 wickets from the next nine games including 12 from the last six. He has finished four of the last five matches as Mumbai Indians’ top wicket taker and his consistency is something to be impressed by.

Our prediction: Piyush Chawla to be Mumbai Indians’ highest wicket-taker at 11/4 (3.75).

Man of the Match

Although the South African skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore has failed to bring up a half-century in his last three innings, he has made scores of 44 and 45 in his last two knocks. He is averaging 56.78 across the tournament and is the only player so far to have gone beyond 500 runs.

Our prediction: Faf du Plessis to be the Man of the Match at 7/1 (8.00).

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

Although it is Mumbai Indians who lead the head to head 19-14, Royal Challengers Bangalore are targeting their fifth victory in a row against Mumbai Indians. The margin of victory was eight wickets with 22 balls remaining earlier this year.

Mumbai Indians

Six hours before the start of this game, it was announced that Jofra Archer was still struggling with his long-term elbow problem and had returned to the UK for rehabilitation. Chris Jordan has replaced him in the squad but is unlikely to play in this match.

Predicted XI: Cameron Green, Ishan Kishan (wk), Rohit Sharma (c), Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Tristan Stubbs, Tim David, Arshad Khan, Riley Meredith, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal

Royal Challengers Bangalore

The addition of Josh Hazlewood to the XI over the last two games has been a boost for Royal Challengers Bangalore but it is the middle-order who have caused the most problems for the side. We do not expect changes to the side but rather the likes of Dinesh Karthik need to deliver for the team if the top order can not play out all 20 overs.

Predicted XI: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Anuj Rawat, Kedar Jadhav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood

How to Watch IPL 2023 in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List

Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

With this year’s IPL table so tight, every game at this stage is likely to have an influence on the top four places. This match is particularly relevant to the play-off spots and you will want to watch it all on Sky Sports Cricket or via the Sky Go App.

  • Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
  • Sky Go (Streaming)

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