Where to find the best IPL match betting rates online
March 31, 2017
The Indian Premier League is, without a doubt, the world’s biggest club cricket competition, and it isn’t even close. The latest check of the IPL’s Facebook page reveals a following of 12 million fans, the same as the National Football League in America.
With India (and, more generally, the subcontinent) playing a bigger role in international cricket and leveraging its population of 1.25 billion (that’s four times the USA’s, for those counting at home), the IPL is quickly becoming one of the foremost betting markets in the world.
But where can one find the best IPL match betting rates?
Avid readers of cricket betting guides will probably find that bet365 is on top: beyond providing an excellent service and even accepting Indian rupees (it’s one of the biggest markets, after all), bet365 offers strong odds for the match winner and a plethora of options, including the number of boundaries, the highest opening partnership, the man of the match, the highest number of sixes hit (individually), and even bets on individual player performance.
Player performance can be a spicy one, one system scoring players at one point a run, 10pts a catch, 20pts a wicket and 25pts a stumping for a single match.
Next up we have Paddy Power, who are very, very good on comparing players: bettors can size up two batsmen (either opponents or team-mates) and gamble on who they think will get more runs within the same game.
BetVictor (each player who bets £10 gets £60) and William Hill (bet £10, get £30) also belong to the elite cadre who offer odds on the best batsmen within a game, and the best bowlers, too. Many punters like to focus on the spinners and pacemen who get to close out an innings, seeing as the batting side’s tactics will often boil down to trying to smash as much as possible, and tend to both score more runs and get out more often.
The beauty of IPL betting (and of in-play odds, specifically) is that a game is never over until it’s over, and laying or backing in the last five overs is particularly appreciated because of the sport’s open, unpredictable nature. Bet Victor are particularly strong on in-play.
Another strong shout is SkyBet, who offer some very, very nice pre-game odds, and are arguably one of the go-to places for outright rates. Two further bookies of interest are the less-heralded Betbright, not to mention stalwarts BWin. Both can be counted upon to provide odds for just about any game, and already have odds for the upcoming season, which only begins early next month.
Those who enjoy matched betting will find a lot of convenient bookmakers, with generous offers coming from all over. A good place to start is Betfair, which has great markets for both backing and laying (the two stages of matched betting), but which doesn’t accept Indian Rupees.
The matched betting world is particularly hot in the UK and Ireland. Seeing as matched betting is the exploitation of free bets in order to hedge a gamble and make a sure profit, sign up offers from the likes of bet365 £200 initial deposit bonus, Ladbrokes £50 matched bet and William Hill bet £10 get £30 soon add up to a healthy gain.