Champions Trophy Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds will be placed here. Eight of the world’s top cricket teams will feature in the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy in the UK starting from June 1. India will kick-start their title defence with a ripping contest against Pakistan and you can find all the Champions Trophy betting tips & odds in this article below.
The teams participating in the Champions Trophy this year are defending champions India, hosts England, 2009 winner Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
These eight teams are divided into two groups of four apiece, with each of the side expected to play three league games. This round-robin league stage of the competition will be followed by the top two sides from each group making it to the semi-finals and the winner of the semis feature in the final.
Latest Champions Trophy betting tips here (odds provided by bet365):
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Results so far:
England registered a thumping win over Bangladesh in the opening game of the 2017 Champions Trophy with Joe Root’s century usurping Tamim Iqbal’s 100. And then in the second game of the competition, Australia and New Zealand had to split points after the game got rained off.
South Africa pumelled Sri Lanka in a one-sided third game of the tournament before India crushed Pakistan by a whopping 124-run margin in a rain-affected game in Birmingham.
Australia’s game against Bangladesh was abandoned which left them struggling a little while England overcame a doughty New Zealand to qualify for the semi-finals.
In the other group, fancied South Africa and India were both beaten – by Pakistan and Sri Lanka respectively – which leaves that group wide open, with any of those four teams able to qualify for the semi-finals.
Bangladesh then put New Zealand out of their misery to give them a great chance for semi-final qualification and their cause was helped by England who ran off to an easy win over Australia to knock the world champions out of the competition.
Pakistan beat Sri Lanka and India crushed South Africa to make the semi-final and faced England and Bangladesh respectively in those two knock-out games.
In the first semi-final, England were restricted to just over 200, a total that Pakistan chased down with much ease. India overcame Bangladesh’s 264 from their 50 overs for the loss of just one wicket to set up a mouth-watering clash between India and Pakistan.
About the Champions Trophy 2017:
The tournament began on June 1 and will go on till June 18 when the final will be played. The Champions Trophy will be hosted across three venues in the UK; The Oval in London, Edgbaston in Birmingham and the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
Interestingly, it is hosts England who kick-start the competition as favourites to win the title, even ahead of the world champions Australia and defending champions India. England are a rather low 10/3 to clinch the Champions Trophy as opposed to Australia who start off at 7/2 to add another trophy to their glittering cabinet.
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South Africa’s ODI team has shown excellent form in recent times but they have shown tendency to fall away at the last hurdle and that’s probably why the bookmakers have put them down at 4/1 to win it this time.
India’s issues off the field with the BCCI threatening to pull out of the Champions Trophy and the rather long home season could be the reason behind their rather long odds to win the title. They enter the tournament after the IPL as 11/2 favourites to win it.
New Zealand are at the distant fifth spot in the favourites list with bookmakers offering 9/1 for their win while a struggling Pakistan are even farther away at 18/1. Sri Lanka’s struggling team kick-starts the competition at 33/1 while Bangladesh will hope they can surprise a few at 50/1 to win the title.
Latest Champions Trophy 2017 Title-winning odds with bet365 here:
South Africa: 10/3
Sri Lanka: 16/1