IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Having previewed every team in IPL 2021, this article provides betting tips and predictions on the odds for the outright winner of this year’s tournament. It won’t come as any surprise that Mumbai Indians are once again the favourites to make it 3 IPL titles in a row but that doesn’t mean there isn’t great value on the odds for some of the other sides to win IPL 2021.

This article provides a condensed preview of each team’s strengths and weaknesses and how that influences the value of their odds in the outright winner markets. However you can find a link to the indepth analysis to each team for greater insight on the tips and predictions we’re making for IPL 2021.

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Mumbai Indians IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 4.35

  • settled and balanced squad
  • winning mentality
  • perfect blend of experience and youth
  • depth on the bench
  • complacency

Read the full team preview and detailed analysis for Mumbai Indians

Tips and predictions: As you can see I’m scratching around for weaknesses when it comes to this Mumbai Indians squad and their chances of being the outright winners of IPL 2021. They’ve maintained the core of the squad that has delivered them success 2 years running and made a couple of smart additions in the auction. While I’ve stated that complacency could be an issue, as it might be for any sports team in their position, I think with the T20 World Cup coming up and players like Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar all fighting for a spot in the Indian side, then there is no real reason to suspect Mumbai are about to take their foot of the peddle for this edition of the IPL.

They may be the clear favourites but odds of 4.35 still represent excellent value for Mumbai Indians to be the outright winners of IPL 2021 and I will certainly be betting on them at that price.

Delhi Capitals IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 6.0

  • Strong top order
  • Fast bowling options
  • Talented home grown players
  • Hunger to win
  • Wrist spin options
  • Not the best auction
  • Lack of winning experience

Read the full team preview and detailed analysis for Delhi Capitals

Tips and Predictions: Delhi Capitals came mighty close to finally securing their first IPL title in last season’s competition before somewhat choking in the final. If anything, the biggest hurdle between them and going one step further this year is the very fact that they don’t having that experience of winning the IPL. They have maintained the squad that got them to last year’s final but I wonder if they might have missed a trick by not bringing in some better middle order options as opposed to Steve Smith who adds to what is already a very impressive top order.

There fast bowling stocks are very strong and with Axar Patel and Ravi Ashwin brimming with confidence and wickets following the series against England they have a good bowling attack too. Last season they were without a first choice wrist spinner and again the failure to remedy that in the auction might come back to haunt them.

Delhi Capitals to be outright winners in IPL 2021 at odds of 6.0 is still a very competitive price and I would certainly back them to make the playoffs again this year by which time that price will have fallen dramatically.

Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 6.0

  • Top Order batting
  • Home grown bowling
  • Lack of IPL experience
  • All-round options
  • Lack of winning experience

Read the full team preview and detailed analysis for RCB

Tips and predictions: RCB’s great strength is the same one that they’ve had for many previous IPL seasons in the form of their top order batting. Last year Kohli and deVilliers were joined by youngster Paddikal in providing the runs for RCB to win games. However, their recruitment during the auction was a little bit erratic and it remains to be seen as to whether they’ve brought in the players, particularly in the middle order and all-rounder positions, to fill the gaps that existed last season.

My honest opinion of RCB’s odds of winning IPL 2021 would be that at 6.0 they are overpriced especially when you consider their squad next to Delhi Capitals or SRH. Let’s not forget that for all the star players that this franchise has had over the years, they’ve never won the IPL and that is going to be a very difficult monkey to shake of their collective backs.

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 6.5

  • Settled & experienced squad
  • Remarkable consistency
  • The return of Buvi
  • Middle order and finishers
  • Impact of venues on Warner

Read the full team preview and detailed analysis for SRH

Tips and predictions: SRH have the most settled squad going into IPL 2021 and why would they want to make changes? This is a team that has reached the playoffs in each of the last 5 years, going onto win the tournament once in that time. No other franchise can match them as far as consistency is concerned. While they weren’t busy bringing in new players they will have several key members of their squad returning from injury to bolster an already strong side. None however, will be more important than the return to form and fitness of the leader of their attack Bhuvneshwar Kumar who is demonstrating with India what a fine cricketer he still is. There are a few question marks over their middle order and finisher roles but SRH certainly have options in those departments.

At odds of 6.5 to be outright winners of IPL 2021, I think SRH are seriously undervalued. They don’t perhaps have the glamour or the history that a few of the other franchises have but their consistency is a bettor’s dream and I would tip anyone to have a small amount ridding on the to win the IPL this year.

Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 7.0

  • Plenty of potential match winners
  • Spin options
  • Big hitters at the death
  • Fading stars
  • Top order

Read the full team preview and in-depth analysis for KKR

Tips and predictions: Injury and loss of form of their star players plus a change of captaincy half way through last year’s IPL didn’t help KKR’s cause and yet they only missed out on the playoffs by the tiniest margin. It would be fair to say that if the likes of Russell, Cummins, Karthik and Narine improve their returns this year, then KKR will be a force to be reckoned with once more. I believe they’ve made some good acquisitions during the auction which will at the very least mitigate against the impact that those injuries and loss of form had in 2020. There are some question marks over their top 3 and the balance of the batting line-up in general but they look in much better shape coming into the start of IPL 2021 than the way they finished last season.

At odds of 7.0 to be outright winners of IPL 2021, I feel that KKR are genuine dark horses with the experience and talent to beat anyone on their day. As attention and money focuses on the 4 teams already mentioned there is a chance we’ll see their odds drift further out and at 7.5 or even 8.0 they definitely represent good value for a small investment to win IPL 2021.

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 8.0

  • Great experience
  • Bowling options
  • Youth beginning to come through
  • Ageing squad
  • Not able to utilise ideal conditions

Read the full team preview and in-depth analysis for CSK

Tips and Predictions: CSK had a very disappointing season last year but did show enough in the closing stages to suggest that they can be more effective in IPL 2021. Experience abounds in a squad that has tasted success on numerous occasions before and there are signs that new young players are beginning to add to the side that CSK has assembled. As is usually the case, CSK will enter games with a wide variety of all-rounder and bowling options but there are still question marks over how this team will perform away from their home venue in Chennai where conditions are ideal for their style of cricket.

We’ve seen it before with sides like Mumbai Indians where a period of dominance is followed by a fallow year and there is still too much quality and experience in the CSK squad to write them off entirely as outright winners of IPL 2021. Odds of 8.0 to win the IPL are probably about fair in what will be another very competitive season. If they can grab a spot in the playoffs then that is when that big game experience could really come to the fore and as such they are definitely a team to watch for signs of form early on.

Rajasthan Royals IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 9.0

  • Match winners in the top order
  • Death bowling
  • Exciting young talent
  • Injury to Archer
  • Lack of experience

Read the full team preview and detailed analysis for RR

Tips and predictions: We are getting down to the rank outsiders now but then again being rank outsiders is very much in the DNA of the Rajasthan Royals franchise and that hasn’t stopped them in the past. The big blow for the Royals is the loss of last season’s MVP Jofra Archer. Had he have been available then RR’s bowling options would have looked impressive and there is enough experience at the top of the order to score the necessary runs. Perhaps the biggest concern for RR in IPL 2021 is consistency. They have plenty of talented and young players who will undoubtedly light up the tournament at some point but not necessarily on a week by week basis.

Had Archer have been available for IPL 2021 then I think a bet on Rajasthan Royals to be outright winners at odds of 9.0 would have been decent value. Without him, it’s difficult to see how they will have the penetration up front to put teams on the back foot.

Punjab Kings IPL 2021 Outright Winner Tips and Predictions

Odds to win the IPL: 10.0

  • Had a good auction
  • Top order runs
  • No genuine all-rounders
  • Unbalanced team
  • Lack of winning mentality

Read the full team preview and detailed analysis of PBKS

Tips and predictions: It’s been 6 straight seasons since Punjab Kings or as they were formerly know Kings XI Punjab have reached the playoffs so it’s no great surprise to see them having such long odds. They actually had a decent auction, bringing in some fast bowling options which should improve their wicket taking ability in the powerplay (a major issue last season). That being said their lack of all-round options could well leave them picking an unbalanced side which will once again be reliant on the likes of KL Rahul to do the bulk of the run scoring up front.

PBKS are valued at odds of 10.0 to be outright winners of IPL 2021 for a reason. If they had 1 or 2 quality all-rounders, I think PBKS could begin to think about challenging for a play off place but in reality they will probably need to wait until next year’s mega auction so that they can start afresh.

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Published by Statman Tom

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