IPL Tips 2014
The 2014 IPL campaign is upon us as a host of the world's best T20 cricketers converge on the sub-continent for six weeks of big hitting, all action cricket. Tom Powell was in superb tipping form the 2013 campaign as his daily match tips garnered plenty of profits throughout the tournament though his outright slecetion Bangalore just missed out on a place in the last four. He was bang on in the previous two years as Chennai and Kolkata came in at decent prices so you daren't miss out on his selections for the 2014 IPL season.
All the very best prices for every market in every single match are available for you to peruse and take advantage of on easyodds.com and Tom will be serving up his best bets for every single match along the way...
Hyderabad v Delhi (Fri, 11:30, ITV4)
Delhi to win @ 11/10 – BET NOW
Hyderabad look a touch short at 4/5 considering they’ve lost both their matches in this competition so far and have shipped a lot of runs especially in the last match where Kings XI Punjab managed 193. Delhi have picked up one win from three matches and were trounced last time out but I think they are value to prolong the Sunrisers’ wait for a win on Friday morning.
Chennai v Mumbai (Fri, 15:30, ITV4)
Mike Hussey Top Mumbai Batsman @ 11/4 – BET NOW
Hussey has been opening the batting for Mumbai in this tournament and although he hasn’t enjoyed the best of starts (3 and 16 from two innings) I fancy him to finally make a telling contribution against Chennai. Mumbai haven’t made any significant totals so far, in fact they are yet to have a player score 50 and Hussey is by far the most experienced so looks good value to top score for his side.
Tom’s recommended IPL outright winner tips:
It’s rare to have an Indian Premier League final without the Chennai Super Kings and there’s little to suggest the two time IPL winners won’t be there or thereabouts in 2014. In the other four IPL campaigns the Super Kings have been runners-up thrice and losing semi-finalists while their group stage performance last year was superb as they finished top with 11 wins from 16. They’ve maintained the bulk of that squad for 2014 with their batting line-up boasting the likes of Suresh Raina, Francois Du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni and Brendon McCullum. There’s a decent mix of styles in their bowling attack and they’ve boosted it this term with the signing of West Indian Samuel Badree who caught the eye at the World T20. Overall, the Super Kings look value at 9/2.
Another side who look worth a punt are the Sunrisers Hyderabad at a best price 13/2. Last year was their first season in the competition and they’d have been more than happy with their performance as they reached the play-offs before eventually being beaten by Rajasthan. They’ve significantly boosted their squad for this campaign with the additions of Aaron Finch and David Warner to add to a side that already had the likes of Darren Sammy and Dale Steyn. There’s a best price 13/2 available on the Sunrisers and that looks to be a value bet.
Tom’s opinion on the other contenders…
Bangalore (5/1): Never won the IPL and not made it out the group for two years in a row. Despite some world class batsmen they look weak in the bowling department.
Mumbai (11/2): A good history in this competition but their squad looks a little short of batsmen with Mike Hussey and Rohit Sharma their only two big names so I’d steer clear of them at 11/2.
Punjab (13/2): Never really made any inroads in the IPL and the bulk of their batsman don’t ply their trade in the sub-continent and I’m not overly enthused by their bowling attack.
Delhi (8/1): Odds of 8/1 are perhaps are touch too big on a side with the likes of Pietersen, Duminy, Taylor and de Kock though like most sides they seem short of top class T20 bowlers. Value at 9/10 to reach the last four though.
Rajasthan (11/1): Not at all convinced with the Royals’ side. A lack of decent batsmen and bowlers could mean a group stage exit for the fifth time in six seasons.
Kolkata (12/1): Usually amongst the favourites but I can see why they aren’t this time around. Very little to shout about beyond Kallis, Gambhir and Narine though they probably don’t deserve to be the rank outsiders.