Tonight, Match 34 of IPL 2019 is a DC vs MI matchup. The Delhi Capitals and the Mumbai Indians lie 2nd and 3rd in the standings. However, the two are tied on 10 points apiece, along with the Kings XI Punjab. Whoever wins this DC vs MI game will close the gap to the Chennai Super Kings to 2 points.
In the IPL, 23 DC vs MI clashes have taken place with Delhi narrowly edging out Mumbai. The Capitals have clinched 12 wins to Mumbai’s 11, and to make matters sweeter, they won the last game at the Wankhede. The highest score statistic swings towards Mumbai, having scored 218 to DC’s 213. The lowest score statistic also sees Mumbai on top with 92 to Delhi’s paltry 66.
Pitch and weather
Tonight’s DC vs MI showdown takes place at the Feroze Shah Kotla in Delhi’s backyard. So far this season, the pitch at the Kotla has turned a bit. This kind of a turn would ideally turn in scores within the range of 150 and 160. There is also the dew to contend with, as early rain showers are expected in the capital.
Prediction for match result
Delhi have been riding on a high with three wins on the trot in their last five matches. Mumbai, on the other hand have won four of the last five matches. The edge probably goes to Delhi owing to the home ground factor. However, the match could swing either way as Mumbai have a better away record than Delhi has a home record.
The Indians will also be seeking revenge for their loss to Delhi at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. So, it begs the question, who will come out on top and be a step closer to the Super Kings?