Gujarat Lions will play Mumbai Indians in the match 54 of the Indian Premier League 2016. The latest Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians betting tips for this IPL encounter can be checked below.
While Gujarat Lions most recently became the second side to reach the playoffs, Mumbai Indians are just one win away to join them. What makes this match far more exciting is the fact that the Mumbai have got only one match in hand, and they will be playing on a territory unknown to them – Kanpur.
Lions sealed the deal when they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets a couple of days back. Interestingly enough, they achieved this feat on the tricky pitch of Kanpur, where Dwayne Smith took four wickets for just eight runs in spell. With just 124 runs on the board, Lions made an easy task of it as Suresh Raina played a captain’s innings of 53 runs in 36 deliveries.
At the moment, they are sitting at the second place, but a win here would assure them of a top two finish, which means they can avoid the first eliminator. With Royal Challengers Bangalore lurking close with a high net run rate, they will be eager to win this one.
As for Mumbai Indians, they just won a must win match against Delhi Daredevils by 80 runs. Batting first, they managed to set a target of 207 runs, owing to a superb knock by Krunal Pandya and a decent innings by Martin Guptill. With their batting order now relatively stronger, the question will be to carry on that momentum forward.
However, it may be a lot more harder for them, seeing that they have had troubles playing on new pitches this season. Considering they lost to Hyderabad by 85 runs in their first game in Visakhapatnam, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we see a similar twist here as well.
Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians head-to-head
The last time the two teams met, it was Mumbai Indians who lost by three wickets.
Gujarat Lions v Mumbai Indians betting tips betting tips for the IPL 2016 match one:
Lions to win with bet365: 1/1.
The match begins at 8.00 pm local time (2.30 pm GMT) on Saturday, May 21.