Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips & Predictions

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips & Predictions
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Betting Expert, James Pacheco

Last updated on 15th October 2021

Published: 08/01/2021

Categories: Cricket, Predictions

The latest Big Bash betting has the Scorchers as favourites to beat the Thunder when they meet on Saturday, January 9 at 01:45 in Perth. 

It’s a match that pits the table toppers and arguably the most impressive side of the tournament so far (Thunder) against one who had a slow start but are doing their best to make up for it (Scorchers).

It’s a big game between two sides who could do with the points for different reasons and it’s a tough nut to crack.

Up next are the best Scorchers v Thunder Big Bash betting tips.


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Scorchers vs Thunder H2H

Scorchers vs Thunder H2H

Thunder to win: why is this a good bet?

So the Scorchers are finding their groove at last after a poor start and have now won each of their last three. Their batting looks extremely strong and their fast bowlers are obviously suited to conditions at their home ground in Perth.

That’s all well and good but it’s worth remembering that the Scorchers are second from bottom with 13 points, while the Thunder (who have admittedly played a game more) are on 22, top of the table no less. Big difference.

And yes, it’s true that the Thunder will miss Daniel Sams, a wicket-taking bowler and fine lower-order batsman who has made good contributions in both disciplines already this season. He’s still recovering from a concussion.

But one man doesn’t make a team and they have plenty of other weapons. Up top for example, where Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales have been on fire as an opening partnership. And Tanveer Sangha is after all the joint-top wicket-taker in the competition with 15 wickets.

Go with the side who’s been far more consistent over the course of the season.

Chris Green Thunder Top Bowler: why is this a good bet?

  • Second-highest wicket-taker for the Thunder with 12 wickets.
  • Almost always bowls four overs.
  • No Daniel Sams so one less quality player to beat.
  • Won for us last time out at 4.3.

Why our Hot Het is so HOT

With a Top 5 of Roy, Livingstone, Munro, Inglis and Marsh, there’s a lot of quality in the Scorchers’ top order. But there’s’ still a good bet.

Despite winning last time, we’ll serve Marsh because it’s hard to top score from number five in two games in a row. And we’ll also give both Roy nad Livingstone a miss in that they’re in the same boat: they arrived late to the tournament, haven’t been in good touch and don’t rate good value.

Josh Inglis has a good tournament but he’s batting out of position. He’s an opener who is doing his best down at number four.

So step forward Colin Munro. Three is a good place to bat, he’s the team’s top scorer with 187 and is in good form with scores of 52 and 50 from his last two matches. He’s a good bet at 4.50.

Scorchers vs Thunder live betting tip

Both sides are extremely strong at the top of the order but their middle and lower-middle order isn’t that great compared to a couple of either sides.

If either team starts very well you should get good odds on less than 180 runs batting first. They’ll do well to keep scoring at nine an over and lack firepower down the order to keep on going.

Big Bash big stats

  • Tied on 6-6 on the head to head.
  • Scorchers have won their last three games in the Bash.
  • Despite being a genuine all-rounder, Ben Cutting of the Thunder has bowled just 10 overs in 8 games.
  • Callum Ferguson (113) is the only player to have scored a century in this fixture.
  • Alex Hales has an insane strike rate of 168 this Big Bash.
  • Jye Richardson is the only Scorchers player in double figures for wickets this year with 13.

Where to bet on today’s BBL game

So those are our Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder tips for the game.

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