Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Match 48 Preview & Prediction

Just when we thought that there is no other twist possible, Indian Premier League 2020 took a fantastic turn as the top three teams on the points table all lost their respective matches. With KXIP and RR winning their respective matches, the tournament is now wide open with seven teams still in the hunt to qualify for the playoffs. Apart from the race to the playoffs, there’s another battle taking place – the battle for the top two spots. RCB, MI, and DC are engaged in a three-way battle to cement their top place in one of the top two slots and a win in their respective next matches would be of massive help. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians are set to meet each other in this all-important encounter, the result of which will likely govern the occupants of the top-two slots.

Match:  48

Day:     Wednesday

Date:    28th October 2020

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Time:    7:30 PM (IST)

Pitch and Conditions:

The surface prepared for the game will provide help for the spinners. Sheikh Zayed Stadium’s pitch has been batsmen friendly as the true bounce and pace on the surface allows the batsmen to play their strokes freely. However, the relatively large size of the ground also creates opportunities for catches in the outfield. Spinners get a big advantage in this field. The weather forecast for the game is going to be clear skies.


Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bat first. Average first innings score at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is around 160 to 170 runs.

Head to Head Stats:

Matches Played:  28, MI Won:  18, RCB Won:  10, NR: 0

MI Expected Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock(wk), Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Saurabh Tiwary, Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, James Pattinson, Trent Boult, Jasprit Bumrah

RCB Expected Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Josh Philippe (wk), Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

MI vs RCB Match Prediction:

Being accountable we provide accurate and best IPL betting tips. There are various factors that matter a lot for today’s match prediction. Our experts analyze various factors related to a game such as head to head records, pitch report, weather condition, team form, etc. The last time these two teams met in the tournament, the match ended in a super-over with RCB taking the two points. Navdeep Saini bowled a terrific over and gave away almost nothing in his over. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping for a similar show by their bowlers to keep the power-packed batting line-up of Mumbai Indians quiet.

Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, will be well aware of the RCB vulnerabilities and are likely to target those early in the game. These two teams have been two of the three best teams in the IPL 2020 and are likely to produce a cracking contest. Comparing the two teams on paper and on performance, Mumbai Indians appear to be slightly ahead due to their well-balanced unit. Unlike RCB, they have almost everyone who can hammer the ball for boundaries at the death overs. Keeping those and the other above stated factors into consideration, Mumbai Indians walk in as firm favorites to emerge on top in the upcoming encounter. To earn more money by availing our free IPL betting tips, visit the website of Bhaiji.

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