It's the richest tournament in all of cricket, and once more millions will be on the line as the IPL 2020 cricket betting tips get underway.
It’s no secret: this event is able to attract the best players in the world simply because of the amount of money they can earn, and that salary cap has increased further now that the action has temporarily moved from India to the cash-rich UAE for one year only.
The result for TV viewers is that they get to see an outstanding standard of cricket, with close matches which are perfect for betting on.
In this Indian Premier League cricket article, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about the famous tournament, including which are the teams/players to watch and also where the best of the betting value lies.
We’ll even serve up some Indian Premier League 2020 betting predictions to help you make your selections given that the action comes thick and fast with two games played pretty much every day!
1. Indian Premier League 2020 Betting Odds
At this time, we want to point you in the direction of the Indian Premier League bet365 offer. This bookie has got it all when it comes to the IPL, from the most generous odds to the widest range of unique markets.
You’ll certainly want to explore their Indian Premier League 2020 betting odds, because you’ll find the best value prices on all of the teams.
There are two sets of prices to consider, and the first Indian Premier League 2020 odds of note are those relating to who will win the ‘regular’ league – that is, the round robin competition prior to the knockout phase. Defending champions Mumbai Indians are the 4.00 favourites, with Hyderabad Sunrisers (4.50), the Chennai Super Kings (6.00) and the Delhi Capitals (7.00) next best.
And then with bet365 we have the Indian Premier League 2020 winner betting odds – who will ultimately lift the trophy? They have made Mumbai Indians 5.50 favourites, but have ascended the Royal Challengers Bangalore (6.50) alongside the Sunrisers (6.00) and the Super Kings (6.50).
2. Indian Premier League 2020 Predictions
History has a habit of revealing what might just happen in the future, and in the IPL only one team has ever successfully defended their title in the past 12 editions of the competition.
And so already the weight of history is against the Mumbai Indians, and that is exacerbated by the fact that they will have to leave their formidable Wankhede Stadium behind as the tournament moves to the UAE.
Conditions in the Middle East are slightly different, with dew tending to form on the ground for the evening matches which quickens the surface – negating the impact of the Indians’ excellent spin attack. Most IPL betting predictions would agree that there are enough red flags to avoid having a wager on Mumbai Indians in 2020.
The quicker conditions in the evening matches will suit the batsmen of the Sunrisers Hyderabad – the likes of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson all thrive when the ball comes on to the bat. Whether they have the variety in their seam bowling attack remains to be seen, but you would expect the Sunrisers to be there or thereabouts come the business end of the tournament.
One of our main Indian Premier League 2020 predictions is that Kolkata Knight Riders should thrive in the conditions, and they are as long as 8.00 with bet365 to lift the trophy.
They have quality seam bowling options now with Pat Cummins on board, while Eoin Morgan and Tom Banton are used to scoring runs on quicker pitches in England. They may have missed out on the play-offs in 2019, but KKR look a much stronger proposition this time around.
The Super Kings were the beaten finalists last year, but their ageing squad is something of a concern and so they are a risky bet, but we did want to flag up the Delhi Capitals at odds of 8.00. They spent big in the IPL Auction, bringing in Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey and Shimron Hetmyer, who could all thrive in the UAE. With the likes of Dhawan, Pant and Iyer also on their books, Delhi boast arguably the deepest batting line-up in the competition.
3. Indian Premier League 2020 Betting Predictions
One of the interesting things about this year’s Indian Premier League betting tips is that we can rule out a couple of the bookmakers’ favourites.
The conditions surely won’t suit the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings, and two of the oldest squads in the competition may struggle to last the pace in what will be a frantic Indian Premier League 2020 schedule.
As far as the league phase of the tournament is concerned, our IPL betting tips focus on two teams that should be in the mix for a top four – if not a table-topping – finish. Both the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Delhi Capitals are excellent value, and their ascension to the top of the standings would surprise nobody.
But for our ultimate Indian Premier League 2020 betting tips, we’ll be taking the Sunrisers Hyderabad – who have more experience of the knockout phase of the tournament – to go on and lift the trophy at odds of 4.50.
4. Indian Premier League 2020 Live Stream
If you want to watch the next Indian Premier League match, you will of course need to know who is showing the action.
In the UK, the IPL live broadcasters are Sky Sports, who have brought back the rights to show the tournament. There are typically two games per day for viewers to enjoy.
For international bettors, the Indian Premier League live rights differ from country to country, and so you will want to check your local listings for more details.
One other option for an Indian Premier League 2020 live stream is to check the live channels of the likes of bet365, who will shown an IPL live stream depending upon your country and its licensing agreements, so if you’re lucky, you can watch the tournament live and check your [key]IPL 2020 cricket betting tips.