Mumbai have won four of their last five games
- Gujarat will get to play at home in crucial contest.
- Bowling form a big boost for Mumbai.
Mumbai Indians will be confident as they head into the Qualifier 2 against Gujarat, knowing that they have a winning habit going on with the bowling group too coming to the party in Chennai. However, conditions will be very different in Ahmedabad, as will be the challenge of playing the best team in the league phase. Mumbai Indians have odds of 1.92 to beat Gujarat Titans in this decider clash.
Gujarat Titans, meanwhile, lost the Qualifier 1 to Chennai, but are back at home in conditions they have thrived in and will bank on their strong bowling attack to quieten Mumbai in this big contest. Gujarat Titans have odds of 1.86 to win the Qualifier 2 clash against Mumbai Indians.
Head-to-head record, GT v MI
The head-to-head record is surprisingly 2-1 in favour of Mumbai Indians with the Rohit Sharma-led side winning one match in 2022 and another in 2023. That win, though, came in Mumbai on the back of a ridiculous Suryakumar Yadav ton.
The toss can have a big impact on the outcome in night games generally, but the Narendra Modi stadium has remained fairly neutral for teams batting or bowling first. As such, we expect the team winning the toss to bowl first.
Given the familiarity with conditions and the strong bowling attack, Gujarat Titans have a slight edge over Mumbai with a win probability of 52%.
Ahmedabad has laid out some good wickets this season with the average score over 170, but expect teams to aim for a higher first innings total in this big contest.
Pitch and conditions
The match be at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad, and the conditions will be good for batting with early assistance for seamers with the new ball, particularly in the second innings.
Players to keep an eye on…
GT Predicted playing XI:
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha, Vijay Shankar, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma
MI Predicted playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Cameron Green, Tim David, Piyush Chawla, Chris Jordan, Jason Behrendorff, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya
Shubman Gill: An in-form Shubman Gill gives Gujarat a massive edge on a flat track and the Mumbai bowling attack should also be to his liking.
Suryakumar Yadav: He hit a massive ton against Gujarat last time and on a good batting wicket, he will be Gujarat’s biggest threat again.
IPL 2023, Match 73 predictions
Based on all of the above factors, we predict that Gujarat Titans will win the match.Recommended Bet by 10CRIC
GT v MI Betting tips
Apart from betting on Gujarat to win the match, check our other recommended bet about Mumbai’s best batter.
Suryakumar Yadav has been impressive in the middle overs against spin and already has a great score against this bowling attack. Back Suryakumar at 3.20 to be Mumbai’s top batter!