Mumbai Indians will take on Gujarat Lions in the match nine of the 2016 Indian Premier League on Saturday, April 16. The latest Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Lions betting tips for this IPL match encounter can be checked below.
Gujarat Lions will be looking forward to maintain their winning streak in their maiden season as they now visit the defending champions Mumbai Indians. The visitors are sitting at top of the league table, having won both their matches. Interestingly enough, they batted second on both the occasions and managed to chase down the target of 160+ runs.
Aaron Finch has undoubtedly been their star player so far, having scored half centuries in both the games. Their most recent fixture was against Rising Pune Supergiants, whom they defeated by seven wickets. They chased a target of 164 runs in 18 overs, with Finch and Brendon McCullum playing a brilliant innings.
As for Mumbai Indians, they are coming in this match after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets. Having chosen to bat first, they found themselves chasing a target of 188 runs. Rohit Sharma played a sensational innings, knocking 84 runs off 54 balls.
With Lasith Malinga still out, and with the departure of Lendl Simmons due to injury, Mumbai Indians have now signed Martin Guptill of New Zealand as their replacement. This is definitely a huge addition to the already strong looking batting line-up.
However, the fact that they stumbled in their opening match against Rising Pune Supergiants in Mumbai itself may be a bit of a drawback. Both the teams have been incurring heavy beatings in their bowling department, with the exception of Ravindra Jadeja for Gujarat and Mitchell McClenaghan for Mumbai Indians.
With a pitch as brilliant as that in Mumbai, fans are definitely in for a massive batting showdown. Both teams appear to be equally matched for this sensational fixture.
Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Lions head-to-head
This is the first time that the two sides will be meeting each other.
Mumbai Indians v Gujarat Lions betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Mumbai Indians to win with bet365: 10/11
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Saturday, April 16.