The 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) gets under way on 7th April, and in the latest cricket betting, the usual suspects, Royal Challenger Bangalore (RCB), start the competition as favourites.
The fact that RCB are the betting favourites for the 2018 IPL means nothing though.
We’ve seen star studded line ups before, and its still ended in failure.
RCB (as they are also known) boast a line up that includes the top batsman in 50 Overs world cricket, Virat Kohli, in their ranks.
Kohli is alongside overseas stars such as AB de Villiers, Quinton De Kock, Brendon McCullum, Tim Southee, and Chris Woakes, to name a few.
Such as star studded line up has seen Royal Challengers Bangalore start the competition as favourites before.
Like last year when they had players like Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, de Villiers and Kohli in their ranks, but finished bottom of the table with just 3 wins from their 14 matches.
This season they will be expecting different. And RCB start off as 7/2 favourites with William Hill to lift the trophy in Mumbai on 27th May.
IPL 2018 Outright Winner Betting Odds
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7/2
Mumbai Indians – 4/1
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 6/1
Chennai Super Kings – 6/1
Kolkata Knight Riders – 6/1
Delhi Daredevils – 7/1
Kings XI Punjab – 8/1
Rajasthan Royals – 8/1