The 2019 IPL gets under way this weekend, with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hosing Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the season’s opening fixture. The match also pits two legends of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, against each other.
CSK go into the match as the favourites at around 4/5. They are the defending champions, and it’s easy to see why they are one of the favourites to win the IPL again this year.
When you’ve got experienced players like Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir, you are going to be a match for anybody.
As for Royal Challengers Bangalore, they always seem to have the most talented batting line up in the competition,. Never the less, they always seems to under achieve. This season they boast Virat Kohli, Parthiv Patel, Moeen Ali, Shimron Hetmyer and AB de Villiers, to name but a few. RCB start the match as outsiders at Even money.
Betting Tips And Predictions
With this being the first match of the tournament, there’s obviously no form to work from.
It’s obviously always going to be risky to back against a batting line up that consists of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, they are two guys that can win matches single handed.
That said, looking at the squads and the potential line ups, CSK, look to have the more balanced side.
IPL Betting Predictions – Chennai Super Kings To Win At 4/5
2019 IPL Format
The Indian Premier League is a domestic T20 league, made up of 8 franchise teams. Starting on 23rd March, the 8 teams play a total of 56 group matches, in round-robin format.
The top two from the group go into a straight knock out for a place in the final. This match is known as Qualifier 1.
The third and fourth placed teams then play each other in an Eliminator, with the winners facing the loser of Qualifier 1.
The losers of Qualifier 1, then face the winners of the Eliminator. The winners of this match (Qualifier 2), proceed to the final. I hope you’ve got all that!!
2019 IPL Teams
The eight franchise teams in the IPL are Chennai Super Kings, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab, and Delhi Capitals (formally Delhi Daredevils).
All the best T20 specialists in world cricket end up at the IPL. The tournament boasts players like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Steven Smith, David Warner, Kane Williamson, and AB de Villiers. It truly is the elite domestic T20 competition in world cricket.
The defending champions are Chennai Super Kings. The defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets in the final, held at Wankhede Stadium, in Mumbai.