The Hero Indian Super League season of 2017 promises to be bigger and better as football is a growing sport in India. All the latest Indian Super League betting tips & predictions for the season three can be found below.
Atletico de Kolkata will kick-start the fourth edition of the Indian Super League in 2017 as favourites to win the title they had won last season. They defeated the Kerala Blasters in a hard-fought final that saw them draw the game 1-1 before it moved into the penalty shoot-out where Kolkata registered a 4-3 victory.
Earlier, the Atletico de Kolkata overcame the Mumbai City FC while the Kerala Blasters defeated Delhi Dynamos in their respective semi-finals.
ISL 2017 Betting Tips & Predictions here (with bet365)
Will be updated closer to the start of the season
Earlier, the Mumbai City FC had finished at the top of the points table with 23 points from 14 games, while the Blasters had come second in that league table as well. The Delhi Dynamos and Atletico de Kolkata finished third and fourth respectively, with Kolkata ending just two points ahead of Northeast United.
Pune City, Chennaiyin and Goa completed the eight-team points table with 16, 15 and 14 points respectively.
Atletico De Kolkata, also the champions of the inaugural season of the ISL, failed to defend their title in the second season. In a hotly contested final, the Goa FC had gone down to Chennaiyin 3-2 to lose the title, after having swept past the Delhi Dynamos in the semi-finals.
Chennaiyin had overcome Atletico de Kolkata 4-2 on aggregate in the other semi-final.
The ISL had begun in 2014 where Chennaiyin topped the points table and were followed by Goa, Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters. In the semi-finals, Kerala Blasters edged out Chennaiyin while two goalless draws between Kolkata and Goa were followed by a shoot-out which the former won 4-2.
In the final, Kolkata edged out Kerala to win the title.
According to latest news coming from the AIFF, the fourth season of the Indian Super League could have up to three more teams participating in the competition. New bids have been invited and three of 10 new cities could be in line to join the existing eight ISL sides.
A 11-team league will last that much longer and it means the ISL could look at a longer run of the competition throughout the year.
Get the latest ISL Betting Tips for 2017 below when they are released by the bookmakers.