Indian Premier League 2023: Predictions, Betting Sites, Favourites

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On April 8, the IPL 2023 gets started as one of the world’s largest sports events returns for another season. In this guide, we provide cricket predictions, tips and favourites ahead of the upcoming IPL 2023 season.

IPL Results

In the 2021 IPL tournament, the most recent version of the event, the Chennai Super Kings won the competition.

Below are the play-off and league results from the 2021 season.

IPL Play-Offs

In the most recent IPL fixtures, the Chennai Super Kings beat the Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the tournament final.

Previously, the Chennai Super Kings defeated the Delhi Capitals by four wickets in the semi-finals. Then, to reach the final, the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore, also by four wickets.

League Standings

During the IPL season, the competing teams play a league format, with the top four teams entering a play-off to determine the winner.

In the most recent standings, the Delhi Capitals won the league section, finishing top on 20 points. Despite going on to win the overall IPL, Chennai Super Kings finished second in the league on 18 points.

Also, the 2021 runners up, the Kolkata Knight Riders, ended the league in fourth. But the Royal Challengers Bangalore finished third in the table, and ended in fourth place after the play-offs.

IPL League Standings 2023

IPL 2023 Predictions

After winning their second title in four years, the Chennai Super Kings could be one of the leading favourites for IPL betting. In addition, the team has reached the play-off finals in three of the last four seasons, so they could lead the IPL betting odds.

Also, the Mumbai Indians have won the competition in two of the last three seasons and they could perform well in the Indian Premier League 2023.

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IPL 2023 Favourites

Considering past performances in the league and play-offs, below are some of the potential Indian Premier League 2023 betting favourites. Also, the teams below could be among the leaders to make the IPL 2023 qualifiers:

Chennai Super Kings

Firstly, one of the big favourites to take the Indian Premier League 2023 crown is the Chennai Super Kings. As a result, the four time winners are usually among the top performing teams during the competition and they have finished in the top two in the past three seasons.

Also, with star players like Indian great MS Doni, English spinner Moeen Ali and West Indies’ Dwayne Bravo, the Super Kings could do well again in 2023.

Mumbai Indians

But, even though Chennai will be among the leading favourites, the Mumbai Indians could provide stiff competition. Recently, Mumbai have won the IPL title five times in the tournament’s history, making them the most successful team ever in the competition.

In addition, all of their five title wins have come in the past nine seasons and the last was in 2020 when they defeated the Delhi Capitals in the final.

Delhi Capitals

Despite some poor IPL performances between 2013 and 2018, the Delhi Capitals have improved in recent seasons. In the past three seasons, the Capitals have finished in third or second place after the play-offs.

Furthermore, Delhi won the league stages in 2021, highlighting their danger to challenge Mumbai and Chennai in 2023. Due to impressive recent performances, the Capitals could be a consideration for the IPL 2023 qualifiers.

IPL Betting Tips

When taking part in IPL betting, there are some things to consider before placing a bet. In order to help with IPL 2023 wagering, we have shared some IPL betting tips and strategies below.

Follow a Team

Firstly, keeping track of one IPL team is a good way to learn how they perform in a tournament. By regularly watching one of the ten competing teams, bettors can see the match tactics and understand whether they are an attacking or defensive team.

These observations help when choosing match winners. But it also helps when selecting further betting markets. For example, someone may notice whether a team attacks between the tenth and 15th over, which can impact decisions on run scoring markets.

Look at Player Form

Before cricket players join their respective IPL teams, they will have played a lot of domestic and international matches. As a result, seeing how well specific players have performed recently helps bettors to decide whether they should focus on individual player performance or team bets.

Furthermore, if a player has played well in past IPL tournaments then it is worth keeping track of them in 2023 too.

Choose Alternative Markets

One unique feature of cricket is that there are a lot of specific rules. But, this also works in the betting markets too. Besides outright winners, players can select a host of alternative betting markets. These include, top run scorer, a player to score a fifty, under/over runs scored and man of the match.

So, by using team and player form and selecting different markets, bettors can make more rounded and considered choices for IPL wagers.

Watch the Weather

In cricket, weather plays a huge part in the outcome of any match. Factors like wind, pitch condition and humidity all affect the bowlers, batters and the fielders. For instance, more wind can make a bowler’s delivery more unpredictable and work against the batter.

In addition, pay attention to whether rain may be forecast. If a match gets rained off, it usually gets postponed and the result ends as a draw.

Keep a Betting Journal

When wagering on the IPL, keep track of the bets you have made over the season. By keeping a journal, players can spot trends in their selections and see what works well and what doesn’t.

Eventually, over the season, bettors will see what bets were successful and which weren’t. Ultimately, this can then support future decision making.

IPL Betting Sites

Many leading IPL betting sites will offer odds for outright winners and individual IPL fixtures closer to the event. For the IPL 2023 season, some of the top providers include Hollywoodbets, bet.co.za, Gbets and Interbet.

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IPL 2023 Betting Offers

Leading up to the Indian Premier League 2023, bookmakers may post betting offers for the tournament. Often, betting sites run promotions like free bets, matched deposits and price boosts before the event.

As these offers are not live, it may be worth checking back on the provider’s ‘Promotion’ page just before the tournament gets started.

IPL 2023 Live Streaming

As well as IPL offers, some bookmakers could give bettors live streams of the fixtures in the IPL 2023 season. Live streaming has become a large part of modern bookmaker’s services and many like to give their customers exclusive access to live events.

As with bonuses and betting offers, check back at your preferred betting site just before the start of the IPL 2023 season to see what live streaming a provider has.

IPL 2023 Schedule

Currently the IPL 2023 is scheduled to begin on Saturday April 8, 2023 and it will conclude on Tuesday June 6.

However, with the tournament far in advance, these are provisional dates. The Indian Premier League will announce exact dates closer to the beginning of the event.

In total, there will be 74 matches that take place across the two month period. This begins with the league format and concludes with the four-team play-offs, which leads to the eventual IPL 2023 tournament winner.

IPL History

The Indian Premier League competition launched in 2008 and it is an annual T20 cricket tournament contested by teams based in Indian cities. In 2008, the Board of Control for Cricket in India formed the competition and it has grown to be one of the most popular and highest paid cricket events worldwide.

Today, almost every IPL match is played from afternoon and night to maximise viewing figures from a global audience. Also, the format and setup has regularly been tweaked and changed over the years. For example, the number of teams taking part has changed from eight, nine and ten. For the 2023 season, the ten team format will return.

Since the opening IPL tournament in 2008, two teams have dominated. Recently, the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL title during its 14 year history. Furthermore, teams come and go often in the competition. So far, five teams, like the Deccan Chargers and the Gujarat Lions, have formed and then become defunct during IPL history.

IPL Past Winners

A selection of teams have won the IPL in recent years and there have been seven different winners since the tournament started in 2008. Below is an overview of the past IPL winners.

YearWinning Team
2021Chennai Super Kings
2020Mumbai Indians
2019Mumbai Indians
2018Chennai Super Kings
2017Mumbai Indians
2016Sunrisers Hyderabad
2015Mumbai Indians
2014Kolkata Knight Riders
2013Mumbai Indians
2012Kolkata Knight Riders

H2 IPL 2023 FAQ

Below are some of the most common questions bettors ask about the IPL 2023 season. Also, are some questions about the competition in general.

When Does the IPL 2023 Start?

The IPL season in 2023 begins on Saturday April 8.

Is Betting on IPL legal in South Africa?

Yes, several reputable and legal betting sites run IPL betting odds and offers.

How to Bet on the IPL 2023?

To take part in IPL bets, bettors need to sign up with a bookmaker, place a deposit then select the market and odds they want to wager on.

Which Teams Qualified for the 2023 IPL?

There are ten teams that qualified for the IPL in 2023. Below is a list of the teams:

Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Delhi Capitals
Kolkata Knight Riders
Rajasthan Royals
Punjab Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Lucknow SuperGaints
Gujrat Titans

Which Team is Most Likely to Win the IPL 2023?

The Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings are the two leading favourites to win the IPL 2023.

Which Betting Site Offers the Best Promotions for IPL 2023?

Many sites will provide promos ahead of the IPL season. But, the leading betting sites offering IPL promotions are, Hollywoodbets, bet.co.za, Gbets and Interbet.

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