Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars Betting Tips & Predictions
The latest Big Bash betting has the Melbourne Stars as warm favourites to beat the Sydney Sixers when they take to the field on December 26, the first ball being bowled at 3.50 pm IST.
This is a big game between two sides who have started the season strongly and were, after all, the finalists in last year’s edition.
Here are the best Stars v Sixers betting tips before we get underway.
Today’s Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars betting prediction
Here’s what we make of it all.
|Sixers to win||2.1||Casumo|
OUR HOT BET
|Nicolas Pooran to be Stars Top Batsman||5.5||10CRIC|
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Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars betting tips & best odds
|Toss winner: Stars||1.90||10CRIC|
|Ben Manenti Sixers Top Bowler||5.0||10CRIC|
Sixers to win: why is this a good bet?
Here at Betrally we always look for opportunities to side with the outsider and this is certainly one of those.
For starters, the Sydney Sixers finished ahead of the Stars in the Group Stages last campaign, before beating them in the all-important final. And that wasn’t a one-off because the Head to Head record stands at 7-7.
This is very much a clash between the talented Stars who rely on the individual brilliance of men such as Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa against a side who play as a unit, bat in partnerships and bowl in packs. There’s no reason why the team of individuals should beat the team that’s more of a …team.
The Sixers recovered from an opening day loss with strong, back to back wins and are certainly the pick here.
Why our hot bet is so hot
Nicholas Pooran hasn’t exactly had much of a chance to show us what he’s all about. Last time he came out to bat just as the umpires were calling the players off because of rain and the game was completely called off a few seconds later!
But this is one of the world’s best T20 batsmen we’re talking about, who had a strong IPL and will come in at number three.
The downside is that he hasn’t had a bat yet this Bash and that he doesn’t have too much experience of Australian wickets in general. But we can’t have it all our own way and 5.5 is a very good price on a player of that quality.
Ben Manenti Sixers Top Bowler: why is this a good bet?
- Guaranteed to bowl his four overs.
- Has been in good form this tournament.
- Fresh from taking two wickets in the last game.
- Often bowls during the Powerplay overs.
- Much bigger price than other Sixers bowlers.
Live Betting Tip
With all their power-hitters in the middle order (Christian/Brathwaite/Holder) rather than at the top of the batting line-up, the Sixers are the sort of side who start slowly before accelerating at the end.
If they’re, say 40-2 after six overs batting first, don’t be afraid to bet them to get to 160 on the first innings runs market at decent odds.
Big Bash big stats
- 7-7 on head to head record.
- Played four times last season with the Sixers winning three of them.
- Marcus Stoinis is the only centurion in this fixture.
- Glenn Maxwell is the highest scoring batsman in this fixture with 432 runs.
- Ben Dwarshius is the top wicket-taker in this fixture with 13.
- In their last match against the Strikers, Dan Christian scored the second-fastest BBL 50 of all time.