The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League will start on 9 April. Now is a good time to consider our expert IPL betting tips.
The race for the title will be interesting. All eight franchises recruited relatively well during February's player auction.
Some squads look in better shape than others. Our IPL predictions for the outright markets could help you make stronger decisions.
|IPL 2021 Outright Winner Betting Tips|
|Best Bet||Royal Challengers Bangalore for a maiden title at 6.0 with Funbet|
|Value Bet||Rajasthan Royals for a second title at 9.99 with Sportsbet.io|
|Next Best Bet|
Bet on RCB to win the IPL 2021
The Royal Challengers Bangalore have reached three IPL finals, but never won the title. They made it to the playoffs in 2020, but lost to the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The promise and potential of last season might bring better results this time.
Bangalore have retained a core of valuable players, including fast bowlers Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini. They have excellent local spinners in Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Their batting can again centre around captain Virat Kohli and South African AB de Villiers. As always, though, there should not be an overreliance on the duo.
Kohli has publicly stated he will open the batting in the IPL. This will influence our IPL predictions for matches involving Banglaore.
Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and fast bowler Kyle Jamieson are among the Royal Challengers' biggest recruits. All this have RCB in a solid position and well priced at 6.0 with Funbet to finally win the IPL.
IPL Betting Odds
Funbet are on our cricket betting sites list. They have some of the best IPL odds available for the outright winner. Look at this helpful table for all the teams' odds.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||6.0|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||7.0|
|Chennai Super Kings||8.0|
Pick Rajasthan for a Repeat of 2008
The Rajasthan Royals won the first IPL in 2008. They haven't managed a title since and have often finished in the bottom half of the standings.
The Royals have made some shrewd moves ahead of the 2021 season, though. Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara has become their director of cricket.
The young Sanju Samson has replaced former captain Steven Smith. Australian Andrew McDonald is no longer the Royals' head coach.
England have played plenty of cricket against India recently. Rajasthan all-rounder Ben Stokes and wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler can take this experience into the IPL.
South African all-rounder Chris Morris has joined the Royals for a record sum. He should offer plenty of value with bat and ball.
Rajasthan's recruitment and changes in coaching staff speak volumes of ambition to win a second IPL title. It's a longer-odds option, but Sportsbet.io have the chance of this happening priced at 9.99. This bet could be lucrative.
Select Mumbai Indians as Six-Time Champions
The Mumbai Indians have won the IPL a record five times in the last eight years. You can bet on them collecting a sixth in nine at 4.33 with bet365.
They have so much talent, including brothers Hardik and Krunal Pandya, it's hard to look past them for another title. It is a solid pick, but wouldn't bring as much value as placing a bet on Bangalore or Rajasthan to win the IPL 2021.
If Mumbai win again, they will have double the number of IPL titles than any other franchise. The Chennai Super Kings have three. The Kolkata Knight Riders have two.
What Else to Bet on at IPL 2021?
We will spoil you for choice in terms of what to bet on before the 2021 tournament starts.