Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

One of the most exciting contests is coming up today which is between Mumbai Indians (MI)
and Delhi Daredevils (DD). MI will play their first match at home in Mumbai. The match is to be
played at Wankhede Stadium on April 9, 2013 at 8 PM IST. There is another match to be played
today which is between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai Indians (MI)

MI would be high on confidence after they won a close fought match with the one of the best
teams Chennai Super Kings. Their opening duo of Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar has not
been upto the mark and they would be looking to fire this time at the home. Dinesh Karthik has
emerged as the most consistent batsman for MI and has scored funs at a pretty fast pace with
one half century already under his belt in two matches. The good news is Kieron Pollard got a
chance to explode in the previous match and he took full advantage by scoring 57 and he has
also expressed desire to bat up the order. Pollard is a superb all rounder who has contributed
consistently with ball and his fielding is just stupendous. In terms of bowling, Harbhajan Singh
has come in good form by picking wickets in both matched and bowling economically. Pragyan
Ojha has also done quite well. There are chances that Malinga may also be back in the side
today. Overall the unit looks pretty solid and is slowly finding the rhythm.

Delhi Daredevils (DD)

DD has lost both the matches that they have played till now in this IPL. The team is missing their
opening batsman Virender Sehwag and the good news is that he might play this match. Mahela
Jayawardene and David Warner have been in good form with Mahela making 66 against Kolkata
Knight Riders and Warner making 77 in the previous match and he almost won the game for
DD. No other batsmen have been able to make an impact on the opposition and this is what the
team needs to look into. In terms of bowling, the young Shabaz Nadeem has been a find for the
team and has been bowling superbly. Other bowlers, Irfan Pathan and Ashish Nehra need to
pick up their game and support Nadeem.

Our Prediction

DD is a superb team, but the team as a unit needs to perform instead of relying on individual
performances. With Sehwag playing the game, the team may get a big boost to the confidence
and also would like to go out to win this match and end the losing streak. On the other hand,
MI looks pretty strong and playing at their home, it would be very difficult to beat them and
also this being Sachin’s home, there are chances of he coming into form in this match. Both the
teams have played with each other 10 times and both have won 5 games each which shows
that there is very little to choose from the two. But going by the recent form and performances,
MI have an edge over DD to win this match and so our favorite is MI for this match.

Winner: Mumbai Indians, 1.67 @ William Hill