Best IPL Free Bets, Betting Offers & Tips for Start of Tournament

Best IPL Free Bets, Betting Offers & Tips for Start of Tournament

With the second iteration of the Women’s Premier League (WPL) just finishing with Royal Challengers Bangalore winning, cricket fans haven't got to wait long for more top class cricket action in India, The Indian Premier League (IPL) is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Once again, all the best players in men’s game will be taking part, which will give you plenty of chances to punt on the action on your favourite .

With such a huge tournament in the men’s game, there are bound to be plenty of IPL free bet offers and price boosts before games get going at your favourite is here to help you find the most value in your cricket betting. 

IPL Free Bet Offers for 2024 Tournament Opener

We are into the 17th season of the tournament, with Chennai Super Kings beating the Gujarat Titans in the final last year to become the joint-most successful team in IPL history alongside the Mumbai Indians with their fifth title. The Super Kings and Indians are likely to be among the favourites to win it all again with most  given the star power that each team possesses, but every other franchise has improved in the IPL auction ahead of the new season too.

The likes of the Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants will also think they have squads capable of competing for the tournament that goes on from March 22 to the end of May. There are a number of England stars taking part across the tournament, with six franchises having at least one player from England. The main attractions are likely to be England limited-overs captain Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali. As well as this, each team is jam-packed with international stars.

IPL Betting Odds

The Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals were the also-rans in the tournament last year, with just nine wins between them. They have made sweeping changes to their squads for this year and will hope to improve upon 2023’s showing. The Sunrisers spent big on Australian help with captain Pat Cummins joining forces with 50-over World Cup final man of the match Travis Head. The Capitals are once again hoping their batting strength in David Warner and Mitch Marsh can help propel them higher in the standings.

Given their title win last year and history of winning the tournament, it is little surprise that it is the Super Kings who are favourites to win the tournament again with most .

IPL Betting Tip

There are so many huge names in the tournament, so picking a player to be the top batter or bowler can be tricky, but they can also be pretty valuable markets to aim for. Last year’s winner of the orange cap for the top batter, Shubman Gill, is certainly liable to do the same again, but odds of 10/1 look a bit prohibitive at present.

Instead, our preference goes to the man recently named the player of the match in the 50-over World Cup, Travis Head. He lit up the World Cup and has been one of the best players in the world for the last couple of years. He's almost guaranteed to be the opening batter for his new team, the Sunrisers, so he should have plenty of time to pile up the runs. At a price of  he looks great value.