- Betting Sites
The IPL is not only the biggest domestic cricket league in the world, it is a massive betting event for UK cricket fans too.
This IPL online betting sites guide has information on the key markets to bet on, where to find the best IPL bookies and our expert IPL betting advice will hopefully help you find more winning bets!
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Choosing the best bookie for betting on IPL was not an easy task. To be honest, all of the bookmakers that make it onto our list of the top 7 IPL Cricket betting sites are worth trying. However, if we had to pick one that really stands out from the crowd it would be bet365.
There are a number of reasons why bet365 is a good choice for IPL online betting, the main one being the availability of live IPL streaming once you have a positive account balance (or have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours). Live IPL betting is on the menu at bet365 too and UK punters can pick from all the markets we mention in our most popular IPL bets section.
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Your prospects of turning a profit from betting on Indian Premier League rest heavily on the market you choose to bet on. Below we look at some of the most popular IPL bets and reveal how risky they are and what level of punter they are best suited to. So, whether you are a seasoned IPL punter or someone who is just starting out, our risk table will give you a very good idea of the IPL betting markets most likely to generate a return. Our expert betting advice section is also worth checking out before you have an IPL wager.
|Wager Type||Risk||Recommended for|
|IPL Outright Winner||5||Advanced/Expert|
|Top 4 Finish||2||Beginners|
|IPL Match Betting||1||Novices|
|Top Run Scorer||4||Advanced|
|Top Wicket Taker||4||Advanced|
(*risk can be managed, not volatility)
We mentioned earlier that bet365 is our number one choice for betting on IPL. However, they aren’t guaranteed to have the best odds for every single market and that is why you shouldn’t discount the other bookmakers that make our top IPL betting sites list. As you will see in our IPL odds comparison table* you have to shop around because you never know where you might find the best Indian Premier League odds.
|Chennai Super Kings||5/1||9/2||9/2|
|Royal C Bangalore||7/1||13/2||7/1|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||13/2||13/2||6/1|
|Kings XI Punjab||9/1||17/2||9/1|
|*Odds Table For Display Purposes Only|
As the above table beautifully illustrates, shopping around for the best odds is a necessity when betting on IPL. Let’s say, for example, you were backing the Delhi Capitals to win outright. If you backed them with Betfair you would only get odds of 9/2. William Hill were a bit better at 11/2 but on this occasion, Netbet had the best odds by far at 6/1.
Alternatively, If you fancied Chennai Super Kings William Hill had the best odds at 5/1 in comparison to 9/2 from Netbet and Betfair. In this particular market William Hill were best price or joint best for 7 of the 9 teams. So, if you are going to have an IPL bet then William Hill should be your starting point.
The IPL is a Twenty20 competition contested by a total of 8 teams, as you can see on the official IPL website. It is a round robin tournament with teams playing each-other home and away during the regular season. The top 4 teams qualify for the play-offs. The top two teams play in the first Qualifying match with the winners advancing straight to the final. The loser of the first qualifying match plays the winner of the Eliminator match between the 3rd and 4th placed teams in a second Qualifying match. The winner of that clash reaches the final and plays the winner of the first qualifying match.
In terms of attendance, the IPL is the biggest cricket league in the world. Over 3.4 million fans attended IPL matches during the 2019 season. Next best was the Big Bash League (BBL) with 1.2 million attendees, while the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and T20 Blast attracted 950k fans. You can find out more about betting on all those leagues if you check out our guide to cricket betting.
|Year||Winners||Margin of Victory|
|2019||Mumbai Indians||Won by 1 run|
|2018||Chennai Super Kings||Won by 8 wickets|
|2017||Mumbai Indians||Won by 1 run|
|2016||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Won by 8 runs|
|2015||Mumbai Indians||Won by 41 runs|
|2014||Kolkata Knight Riders||Won by 3 Wickets|
|2013||Mumbai Indians||Won by 23 runs|
|2012||Kolkata Night Riders||Won by 5 wickets|
|2011||Chennai Super Kings||Won by 58 runs|
|2010||Chennai Super Kings||Won by 22 runs|
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The IPL was founded back in 2007 by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI site). Eight cities put in successful franchise bids, spending well over $700 million. The winning bids came from Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Mohali, Kolkata, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Chennai. In 2010 Pune and Kochi both added teams to the IPL roster. However, Kochi were thrown out in 2011 and in 2012 the Deccan Chargers also withdrew. The Hyderabad Sunrisers replaced them in the Indian Premier League.
In 2015, the then 2-time champions Chennai Super Kings and the winners of the first-ever IPL in 2008 Rajasthan Royals, were both handed 2 year suspensions from the IPL. The teams were found guilty of match-fixing and Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions took their place. The Super Kings showed no sign of rustiness on their return, winning the IPL for a 3rd time in 2018. You can see the winners of the last 10 Indian Premier Leagues in our past winners table.