Mumbai Indians will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, in the First Match of Indian Premier League 2021 on Friday, 9 April 2021. Keep reading to find out MI vs RCB Match Prediction Who Will Win Today IPL 2021 Match 1.
Generally, the finalists of the previous year take on each other in the opening encounter. But because this season is being played under the new regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we would witness a slight change. It’s the defending champions who do play the opening game but against RCB rather than Delhi Capitals. Nonetheless, it’s the start that matters and more so this year because of the crazy times we are living in.
Mumbai Indians have a history of not starting well in IPL. They have lost most of their opening games in the last few years. But they would be desperate to change that record. No team playing at home this season evens things out a little. So, expect a cracking encounter between the sides led by two giants of Indian cricket – Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Check out who will win today’s match Prediction for Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Stats that matter for MI vs RCB today match prediction
There are various factors that matter a lot for today’s IPL match prediction. Our experts analyze various factors related to a game such as head-to-head records, pitch reports, weather conditions, team form, etc. Let’s look at those stats which are important for MI vs RCB prediction.
Mumbai Indians News
Jasprit Bumrah, after missing the white-ball leg of the series against England due to his wedding, is back. He would feature as the lead pacer for his franchise.
Royal Challengers Bangalore News
Devdutt Padikkal has tested positive for Covid-19 before joining the team. Now he has tested negative and joined the squad. He should be available for the first game. However, the Australian pacer Daniel Sams was recently found Covid-19 positive and is in isolation currently. He would miss the first match.
MI vs RCB Head to Head Records
Let’s have a look at the head-to-head record for MI vs RCB today match prediction. Which will help us to understand who will win today’s IPL match prediction. Know who has higher chances of winning between Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore?
Total Matches Played 29
Mumbai Indians Won 19
Royal Challengers Bangalore Won 10
No Result 0
Usually, the pitches in Chennai are spin-friendly. Chennai Super Kings have ruled with their spinners over the years at this venue. It’s the start of the league and there might not be that much turn. But it could still be slow with not too much bounce.
The temperature in Chennai would reach as high as 35°C during the day. It’s not as high as what other cities in the country are currently experiencing during the ongoing summer. But humidity is always the thing to consider in Chennai. A humidity of 63% could make things difficult for the players.
Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XIs:
Here are the predicted playing XI’s of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore for the IPL 2021 match 1
Mumbai Indians Predicted Playing XI:
Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted Playing XI:
Toss Prediction for Today IPL Match MI vs RCB
MI vs RCB Toss Prediction: It’s the first game of the tournament and a fresh pitch would be used. So, there would be uncertainties about what the surface could offer. In such a case, teams prefer to bowl first after winning the toss.
Here is Our IPL 2021 MI vs RCB Match Prediction
Here are the cases for who will win today’s IPL Match 1, Mumbai Indians vs Royals Challengers Bangalore Today Match Prediction.
Case1: If Mumbai Indians bat first
First Innings score prediction: Mumbai Indians will score 165-175
Result prediction: Mumbai Indians will win the match by 5-15 runs
Case2: If Royal Challengers Bangalore bat first
First Innings score prediction: Royal Challengers Bangalore will score 160-170
Result prediction: Mumbai Indians will win the match by 6 wickets
MI vs RCB Today Match Prediction
MI vs RCB today match Prediction: Mumbai Indians has a higher chance of winning today’s IPL match 1. Mumbai Indians have a far more balanced squad as compared to that of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Given their record at the venue, the juggernaut of the defending champions is expected to continue in the opening encounter.
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