Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers – Betting Tips and Prediction
Brisbane should be full of confidence after defeating Perth in the last round to ensure their progress.
However, that win for them coupled with a defeat for the Strikers means there could be some value in backing Adelaide for the outright win in this game.
They seem to have the measure of Brisbane if recent meetings are anything to go on. The Strikers have won the last three battles, including victory when these two met at this venue earlier in the tournament.
Conditions should suit their bowling options and if Carey can fire at the top of the order to support Weatherald, then they could come out on top.
The 2.02 being offered by 1xBet looks a good bet.
Back Steketee to Star for the Heat
If Brisbane are to make further progress this year, they will need Mark Steketee to shine with the ball in hand once again.
He has been their top wicket-taker in BBL 10 and a return to the Gabba can bring the best out in him.
The right-arm pacer drew a blank in the last match but is hard to keep out of the wickets. He also took seven wickets over the last three games at this venue, including a four-wicket haul against the Sixers on January 2.
His price of 3.75 with bet365 to be Brisbane’s top bowler looks worth considering.
Weatherald the Value Play
Jake Weatherald is Adelaide’s second-highest run-scorer this tournament and heads into this game on the back of a fine 47-ball 80 in the last match.
He looks good value at 4.5 with bet365 to be Adelaide’s top batsman here.
Alex Carey tops the market but he has been inconsistent of late as a brilliant century was sandwiched between a host of low scores.
It means backing 26-year-old Weatherald to maintain his solid recent efforts could be a decent bet.
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