Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage

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Mumbai Indians vs Lucknow Super Giants Preview & Prediction | IPL 2024 | League Stage


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Bottom of the table Mumbai Indians look to end Lucknow Super Giants’ top four hopes and prevent ending the season with a single-figure points total in the process.

DATE/TIME: Friday 17th May 2024, UK – 15:00 / INDIA – 19:30 / US EST – 10:00 / US PST – 08:00

VENUE: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India

WEATHER: Hot throughout despite the match taking place in the evening, with clear skies and light winds

HOW TO WATCH ON TV: UK – Sky Sports / INDIA – Star Sports / US – Willow TV

HOW TO WATCH ONLINE: UK – Sky Go / INDIA – JioCinema App / US – Willow TV

MUMBAI INDIANS FORM: TERRIBLE RUN OF RESULTS HAS LONG ENDED THEIR CHANCES OF REACHING THE PLAY-OFFS

Defeat here for Mumbai Indians would confirm a bottom of the table finish for the five-time IPL winners and make them the only team in this year’s competition to record less than ten points across the league stage.

LAST FIVE: LWLLL

LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS FORM: THREE CONSECUTIVE DEFEATS LEAVE SUPER GIANTS ON THE BRINK OF ELIMINATION

Lucknow Super Giants can still qualify for the play-off but need a huge net-run-rate swing in order to so, which is unlikely even if they were to win this game, with the size of victory needing to be extremely vast.

LAST FIVE: LLLWL

MUMBAI INDIANS BETTING ANALYSIS

Even though it’s been a season to forget for Mumbai Indians, Jasprit Bumrah is always worthy of investment from a betting point of view. Mumbai’s ace pace-bowler has taken 20 wickets across the tournament so far with only Harshal Patel having gained more at the time of writing. Back Bumrah to pick up another 2+ wicket here.

Those wanting to make a riskier play on Bumrah in search of a bigger profit, should back the right-arm quick to end this match as the highest wicket taker for the hosts. Although he may face competition on that front from the likes of Hardik Pandya and Piyush Chawla.

Batter Suryakumar Yadav looks to be ending the tournament strongly, racking up 169 runs across his last three innings, including 102 not out against Sunrisers Hyderabad and 56 vs Kolkata Knight Riders. With that in mind, back him to acquire a score of over 29.5 runs against the out-of-form Super Giants.

LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS BETTING ANALYSIS

It’s now or never for Lucknow Super Giants, who have no choice but to bat at breakneck speed to stand any chance of overturning a big net-run-rate deficit. This means the smart move is to invest in their batters targeting the boundary rope at every opportunity. Therefore, backing Lucknow to score the most match sixes is a shrewd option.

We backed Nicholas Pooran to play a big role for Lucknow against Delhi Capitals last time out and the big-hitting West Indian didn’t let us down, smashing 61 from 27 balls, albeit in a losing effort. Back Pooran to maintain that level of run-scoring by recording 20+ match runs and also hitting over 1.5 match sixes.

From a bowling perspective, Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq has taken over 1.5 wickets in two of Lucknow Super Giants’ last three games and is a good bet to do the same again at the Wankhede Stadium.

MUMBAI INDIANS VS LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS EXPERT PREDICTION

Neither of these teams have been in good form of late and in Mumbai Indians’ case, qualification to the play-offs is beyond them. However, Lucknow Super Giants still being able to qualify may well work against them in regards to this match. This is due to them having to perhaps adjust their gameplan and be more reckless as dictated by their net-run-rate.

Lucknow having to play in such a way may work in Mumbai Indians’ favour, especially at the Wankhede Stadium and in what had been a miserable season, the five-time IPL champions will want to send their fans off with a victory, ensuring motivation to win this game. Back Mumbai to make it four straight defeats for Lucknow, ending their tournament as a result.

MUMBAI INDIANS VS LUCKNOW SUPER GIANTS TIP: MUMBAI INDIANS TO WIN