IPL 2021 Betting Tips
As explained, through the 13 years of IPL cricket, there has been a dominant champion named Mumbai Indians. The five-time winners’ dominance becomes even more vivid when you zoom into it a bit. The Rohit Sharma-led side has won four of the last six IPLs and five of the last eight. It is then no surprise that the oddsmakers have installed them as heavy favorites at 4.37.
Just look at their roster: Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Chris Lynn, Suryakumar Yadav, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard, and Jasprit Bumrah. It’s stacked with players tailor-made for the format.
On the other end of the spectrum are the newly renamed Punjab Kings and last year’s wooden spoon winners Rajastan Royals – both of who have the tallest odds (10) and for good reason. The KL Rahul-led Punjab were practically a one-man team last season and if it wasn’t for their captain they may have fared worse than they did (sixth-place finish).
The Royals, meanwhile, finished bottom – a position lower than their seventh-place the previous year. They do have supreme star power such as David Miller, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rahul Tewatia so it’s not like they do not have an outside chance of turning it completely around in 2021. Punters that like high-risk, high-reward plays can consider them.
An IPL betting write-up wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Royal Challengers Bangalore. The side nicknamed RCB has an embarrassment of riches but still await their maiden IPL title even after a dozen years. Many a gamblers have lost year in, year out on Bangalore in the hope that this would finally be the year the likes of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and others would come good but the curse continues to live on. The oddsmakers, though, only take into account a side’s composition and strength and not any curses or bad luck, which is why RCB are second-favorites for IPL 2021 title alongside last year’s losing finalists Delhi Capitals. Either side can be backed at odds of 6.5.
In between, there are several moderate options such as two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (7.0), 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad (7.0) and the ageing Chennai Super Kings (8.0).