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After their narrow defeat last year a lot of people will bet on the Chennai Super Kings this year. However, they are far from the favorites. Indeed, they share 2020 IPL betting odds of 5/1 with the Kolkata Knight Riders. Online betting sites in India like Bet365 know only too well either of these teams could go the distance. With their massive wealth of experience, the Super Kings will be after vengeance for last year’s one-run loss. The Knight Riders will be relying on their bowlers.
You can bet on the Chennai Super Kings to be out for blood. They watched the trophy get snatched from their hands last year. They suffered a one-run defeat to the team they play in the opening match of this year’s tournament. Mumbai. Mumbai are favourites this year after last year’s win. This will only make Chennai try harder. Their 5/1 2020 IPL betting odds at Bet365 may thus be a tad conservative. This makes them a fabulous bet on the IPL 2020 this month.
After all, they got so close and have retained much of that side. Sam Curran and Josh Hazlewood have joined up and will help. Their accuracy a godsend. However, the old guard will still need to do most of the heavy lifting. There will need to be more heroics from Shane Watson, MS Dhoni will also have to score big. Indeed if there’s a reason not to take advantage of Indian gambling laws to back Chennai, it’s their middle order. Indeed it explains those 5/1 2020 IPL betting odds.
Chennai Seem To Have More Depth Than Kolkata
Fortunately, what they lack at the crease they more than makeup for with the ball. Their spin bowling line up is a nightmare for batsmen. Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, and Ravindra Jadeja can all ruin a good knock. Whether it can compensate for some low totals and defend them is questionable. What is perhaps less questionable is taking up the 5/1 2020 IPL betting odds on them at Bet365. Of course, you can probably say the same of the Knight Riders.
That your bet on the Kolkata Knight Riders will get you the same return as one on the Super Kings is a tad odd. Oh. Sure. They have a fine selection of players, but you don’t get the same sense of potential with the KKR. Their 2020 IPL betting odds might bet the same as Chennai’s but they’ve realistically less chance. Of course, that’s unless Eoin Morgan flashes his magic and Chris Green can produce a miracle. Wagering he can’t probably isn’t a good bet on sports in India right now.
Odds On The 2020 IPL
- Rajasthan Royals – 10/1
- Kings IX Punjab – 8/1
- Delhi Capitals – 7/1
- Royal Challengers Bangalore – 7/1
- Chennai Super Kings – 5/1
- Kolkata Knight Riders – 5/1
- Sunrisers Hyderabad – 9/2
- Mumbai Indians – 4/1
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The KKR now have Tom Banton as a spare wicket-keeper and good broad coverage of speed and spin. This makes them somewhat better with the ball than the bat. Naturally, Karthik, Rana, and Russell could all put on some big digits, but they seem not to have quite the depth of other sides. Indeed the odds on the Kolkata Knight Riders equaling the odds on the Chennai Super Kings begins to look bizarre. Their 2020 IPL betting odds seeming just a bit too short really.
Obviously, this tournament will be different from last year. Chennai won’t be able to gain succor from the crowd. Kolkata will be able to take advantage of the conditions in the UAE. However, that doesn’t change the fact that if you’re going to hit up Bet365 or other online sportsbook sites in India it’ll probably be the Super Kings that’ll make for a better bet on T20 cricket. After all, there will be plenty of people who take up those 2020 IPL betting odds online to bet on Chennai to win.
We continue our look at the 2020 IPL betting odds and ponder why both Chennai and Kolkata both get the same 5/1 prices.