CSK vs MI Match Prediction & Betting Tips - May 06, 2023

CSK vs MI Match Prediction - May 06, 2023

The Mumbai Indians will be looking to continue with their winning momentum as they travel to the Chepauk Stadium to take on the hosts, the Chennai Super Kings this weekend. This is the biggest rivalry in IPL 2023 and one that fans across the world wait for.

CSK vs MI head-to-head record

The Mumbai Indians have an edge here as of the 35 matches played between the two teams, they have won 20, while CSK has won 15.

CSK vs MI Live-streaming and Broadcast

The match can be live-streamed on the Jio Cinema app or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


CSK vs MI Team Previews

Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings made a solid start to the season and at one stage were cruising along. However, with 2 back-to-back losses and a washed-out match, the team has managed to gain just 1 point from the last 3 matches.

As there are plenty of teams clamoring for a top 4 slot, CSK will need to win here to stay ahead of the pack.

While Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been very solid as an opening pair, the batsmen lower down have struggled a bit to score runs consistently. This could be due tot the fact that CSK has batted with a lot of aggression and focussed more on strike rate rather than average or it could be that some of the batters are losing form.

Conway has scored 5 half-centuries in his last 6 innings and will be the most important cog in the CSK batting line-up.

The likes of Shivam Dube, Ajinkya Rahane, and MS Dhoni will need to step up during the middle overs here. Chennai Super Kings have a lot of depth in their batting thanks to all-rounders like Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja. This depth allows them to play freely throughout.

Another aspect that the team will need to work on is their bowling, especially at the death. The team has given away 200 or more runs in 3 of its last 5 completed matches, something which rarely happens with a top team like them.

Tushar Deshpande is the joint-highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 17 wickets but has gone for close to 11 runs per over. He will once again lead the seam attack here and will be joined by Matheesha Pathirana, while Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Maheesh Theekshana are the 3 spinners on the team. 

CSK has struggled with its bowling attack. Deepak Chahar looks a shadown of himself and the other bowlers seem to be succeeding largely thanks to Dhoni's leadership. Defending a total is always going to be tough for CSK.


Chennai Super Kings Playing 11

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.

Mumbai Indians

The Mumbai Indians have made slow but steady progress this season and have 4 of their last 6 matches and have climbed up to the 6th spot, with an equal number of points as RR, RCB, and PBKS.

The Mumbai Indians have chased down 200+ scores in each of their last 2 matches and this should give them plenty of confidence as they head to this contest. While the form of Rohit Sharma remains a concern, his opening partner, Ishan Kishan, had played well in the last few matches.

Cameron Green and Tilak Varma have been consistent performers in the middle order. We are massive fans of Tilak and think it is just a matter of time before he makes it to the Indian team. MI fans will be relieved to see Suryakumar Yadav return to form over the last few matches. He has scored 3 half-centuries in his past 4 outings and will once again play an important role here.

At its best, there does not seems to be a more powerful batting lineup than MI. Tim David is another massive six-hitter than can finish off games much like Pollard would do in his prime.

Just like their opponents, the Mumbai Indians too will need to work on their bowling.

The team has given away more than 200 runs in each of its last 4 matches and is likely to struggle here as well. Piyush Chawla has been the pick of the bowlers with 15 wickets from 9 matches. The team lacks another quality spinner to support him, while the seamers, including Jofra Archer, Cameron Green, and Arshad Khan have gone for over 10 runs per over. 

Surely Archer is just short of cricket and is bound to make an impact sooner rather than later. This outing at Chepauk could be a real test for the MI bowling attack if the surface is anything similar to what we have seen in the past few matches here.


Mumbai Indians Playing 11

Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Nehal Wadhera, Timothy David, Tristan Stubbs, Arshad Khan, Jofra Archer, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal.

CSK vs MI Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Chidambaram Stadium is excellent to bat on. The average first-inning score here this season is 183. The wicket here is pretty dry and there is very little grass on the surface. The quicker bowlers are likely to get some swing due to overcast conditions, while the spinners will get some help as the match progresses.

The weather will remain cloudy and we can expect some drizzling in the afternoon. 


CSK vs MI Betting Tips

While both teams have had their share of ups and downs this season, looking at their recent form, we are giving an edge to the visitors here. Their batting seems to be peaking at the right time and that should give them an advantage on the flat surface here.

Bet on the Mumbai Indians to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Total Runs in the Match

    Over 399.5 (4.30)


Both teams have a strong batting line-up while the bowlers from both sides have leaked plenty of runs. MI and CSK have posted 200+ scores on 3 and 4 occasions respectively and together, they have been involved in matches having an aggregate score of 400 or more. This is a high-risk, high-reward bet!

  1. 10CRIC


    Tushar Deshpande to pick more than 1.5 wickets



Deshpande is in excellent form with the ball and is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the season with 17 wickets. He has taken 2 or more wickets in 3 of his last 4 outings at the Chepauk and we are backing him to do so again here.

  1. Betway


    Highest opening partnership

    Chennai Super Kings (1.72)


Both, Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad have been pretty consistent so far for the CSK and have been involved in many good starts. On the other hand, the opening pair of Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma have been found struggling a bit. Sharma in particular has lacked form and we see his woes continuing.

Today Match Prediction

Mumbai Indians To Win the Match, 2.02

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Who will win CSK vs MI

Chennai Super Kings 63.55% (380)
Mumbai Indians 36.45% (218)
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