Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Betting Tips & Predictions

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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 21st January 2022

Published: 21/01/2022

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

More BBL betting to look forward to as the Scorchers play the Sixers in the Qualifier.  The winner goes straight to the final, the loser will get another chance to make the final in a few days’ time.

The Sixers won this match this time last year, but who will come good this time?

In addition to the team news, head-to-head record, pitch report and important stats, we also have the top Scorchers v Sixers live cricket satta rates coming up next.

All in all, you’ll have everything you need to know before it gets underway!

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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers Betting Odds

The best cricket betting tips are up next ahead of this crucial BBL clash between the Scorchers v Sixers. We’re at the Melbourne Docklands for this one, a high-scoring ground. It’s a very close call to win it but I’m just about going to favour the Sixers. Want to know why?  Keep reading and you’ll find out.

I also have the usual toss winner prediction and I’ll explain why the odds on Nathan Lyon to be Sixers top bowler are too good to turn down.

Bet Odds Site
Match-winner: Sixers 2.1 Pure Win
Toss winner: Sixers 1.89 Pure Win
HOT BET! Nathan Lyon to be Sixers Top Bowler 17.92 10CRIC

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Perth Scorchers’  Recent Form

The Scorchers were excellent in the Group Stages, winning 11 matches out of 14. They obviously topped the table in the process.

And that’s only half the story.

They did it without being able to field their best batsman in Mitch Marsh, who only played six matches, after being on Ashes stand-by duty, despite never actually featuring in the Test side.

They did it with Josh Inglis, their star keeper/batsman, who also only played six matches for the same reason as Marsh.

Jhye Richardson, last year’s BBL top wicket-taker, who unlike the other two did actually play in the Ashes, didn’t play for them at all.

They lost Tymal Mills to an England call-up.

There were other players missing at various stages for various reasons but you get the point.

Among the star performers who did play were the evergreen Kiwi batsman Colin Munro (377 runs), skipper Ashton Turner (tournament strike rate of 158) and Ashton Agar (15 wickets).

They look the real deal.

Team News

All those players just mentioned are available, bar Mills, who is in the Caribbean playing for England.

Laurie Evans, the Englishman who has had a very impressive campaign, is nursing an injured toe after being struck with a yorker last week, should be ok to play.

Richardson may play his first game of the season when it most matters.

That should mean that Lance Morris misses out despite being pretty good so far. Such is the nature of trying to win a big tournament.

Player to Watch: Mitch Marsh

In a team with some real T20 superstars, Marsh is the biggest of them all.

The player who was man-of-the-match in the T20 World Cup final only featured in six games this BBL, yet scored 314 runs at an average of 78. His strike rate was a monstrous 148.

Not content with scoring big, quick runs he then also took five wickets in six games. And five catches. He really is the complete T20 all-rounder.

It couldn’t have come at a better time for him.

The IPL auction isn’t too far away and his superb form may well get him a huge payday when the IPL’s teams start bidding.

Scorchers’ Likely XI

Patterson, Inglis, Marsh, Munro, Turner, Evans, Agar, Tye, Behrendoff, Richardson, Hatzoglou.

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Sydney Sixers’ Recent Form

The Sixers finished the Group Stages in second place with 35 points, thanks to nine wins from 14.

They did so mostly with the same players that won them the last two editions of the BBL.

The likes of skipper Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, Ben Dwarshius, Dan Christian and Sean Aboot were all at their consistent best throughout the campaign and the experience of having done it all before will be invaluable at the business end of the tournament.

But the big find of the tournament for them was Hayden Kerr. He came into the tournament very much as an all-rounder but has been superb with the ball.

He’s taken 22 wickets in 14 games; only the Strikers’ Peter Siddle has taken more. And even then, just one more.

Kerr boasted a very impressive economy rate of 7.15 and is a shoo-in to feature in the team of the tournament.

Like the Scorchers, they have all the bases covered.

Team News

There will be no Steve Smith. Having finished his Ashes duties, the Sixers were hoping he’d play here but then it was discovered his registration to play for the Sixers wasn’t done properly.

The BBL asked the other teams if they were happy for Smith to play anyway and they answered ‘no’. Fair enough.

Personally we don’t see what the big fuss is about.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Smith is not a great T20 player. Tests, yes, among the best in the world. ODIs: fine. Excellent there, too. But he’s not suited to a format where you need to score extremely quickly most of the time.

They may actually be better off without him.

Nathan Lyon slotted straight back into the side after finishing his Ashes duties and was decent against the Heat, taking 1/31.

Assuming both he and Steve O’Keefe play, those are some serious ‘spin twins’ the Sixers have there.

Player to Watch: Dan Christain

Some players are just made for the big occasion and Dan Christian is one of those. The more pressure, the better he is.

Now 38, he’s perhaps not the peak of his physical powers (understandably) but the experience and know-how he brings is a huge asset to any team.

As usual, he’s had a good tournament, chipping in with runs, wickets, catches, everything.

He should have a big role to play here with both bat and ball and could be on course to win what would be his fourth BBL title.

Sixers’ Likely XI

Edwards, Philippe, Hughes, Henriques, Silk, Christian, Abbott, Kerr, Lyon, Dwarshius, O’Keefe.

Venue & conditions

Melbourne Docklands has been a high-scoring venue all tournament.

It’s a good wicket, the outfield is fast and if you bat well enough, you could get to 180-190.

However, do remember that both sides have excellent bowling attacks and that some of those big scores posted here batting first were against weaker bowling attacks like those of the Renegades and the Heat.

Results show there isn’t necessarily an advantage to batting first or second but it’s normally the Australian way to bat first and put the opposition under pressure should they get to a big first innings score.

Scorchers v Sixers Head-to-Head

Let’s look at the Scorchers v Sixers head-to-head.22 matches between the two has seen the Scorchers win 12, the Sixers nine and there’s been a tie…which the Scorchers went on to win in a Super Over. So strictly speaking, it’s 13-9.

The Scorchers won both matches played this season.

Scorchers v Sixers Head-to-Head Qualifier BBL 2021-22

Scorchers v Sixers Toss Prediction

Time to look at the Scorchers v Sixers toss winner statistics. The Scorchers are way ahead in this regard. Which may help to explain why they’re also ahead on the head-to-head.

However, we think the Sixers can get the best of the coin this time round.

Scorchers v Sixers Toss Prediction Qualifier BBL 2021-22

TEAMS TOSS WIN %
Scorchers 14 63.64%
Sixers 8 36.36%

Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers Winner Prediction

Recommended Bet: Back the Sixers to win @ 2.1 with Pure Win

These are the two best sides the BBL has produced.

They both have three titles to their name (no other team has more than one), they contested the final last year,  they finished first and second in the Group Stages this year.

This is one of the harder bets to call but we’re going with the Sixers.

There really isn’t much to choose between them in terms of players and the extra points the Scorchers got in the Group Stages wasn’t that significant.

The first deciding factor is that if there’s not much to choose between them, it’s worth going with the team who are the biggest odds. And that’s the Sixers.

The second factor is that the men in magenta beat the Scorchers twice last season when it really mattered: the Qualifier (this very match) and then the final. That will surely be on the players’ minds.

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Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers Hot Bet

Recommended Bet: Back Nathan Lyon to be Sixers top bowler @ 17.92 with 10CRIC 

I had to look twice to check I wasn’t dreaming. But no. Nathan Lyon really is available at 17.92 with 10CRIC to be the Sixers’ top bowler.

Sure, the likes of Kerr and Abbott have taken a load more wickets than him this season. But of course, they’ve played a load more games than him because Lyon was on Ashes duty and only played twice.

Lyon is one of the world’s premium off-spinners and though I’ve already said T20 isn’t his best format, he’s too good a player to be that sort of price irrespective of the format.

Make sure you don’t miss out because it’s not often you see odds like that about a player like him.

Scorchers v Sixers fun statistics

Time to round things off with some fun facts ahead of the game. 

  • The Sixers will go into this match without fielding a single overseas player in it; the Scorchers will play English import Laurie Evans and Kiwi batsman Colin Munro.
  • It’s often been feast or famine for the Sixers’ Josh Philippe this season; he has four fifties and three ducks.
  • Mitch Marsh and Colin Munro have both hit a century for the Scorchers this campaign.