Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars – 07/01/2021

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January 07, 2021
Metricon Stadium, Carrara
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Heat v Stars – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 07/01/2021

Resurgent Heat come into this on the back of successive wins and will want to keep the momentum going.

The Stars ended a three-game losing run when beating Hobart and must build on that here.

Discover our top betting tips for this contest.

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars Betting Tips
Best Bet Glenn Maxwell to get over 42.5 performance points at 2.0 with bet365
Value Bet Liam Hatcher to be Melbourne’s top bowler at 4.33 with bet365
Next Best Bet Melbourne Stars to win the match at 1.675 with 1xBet

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars – Match Preview

Melbourne started BBL 10 in good style but stuttered recently before beating Hobart.

The Heat are the opposite and look to have hit on the right mix after back-to-back wins.

It is Brisbane that boast the better head-to-head record of the two. They have won seven of the last 10 meetings.

Where: Metricon Stadium, Carrara

When: Thursday, 7 January 2021

Start time: 15:50 IST (10:20 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The last game here was a high-scoring affair as both sides made over 190. We can expect much of the same this time around. Expect the team that wins the toss to look to field first.

Weather conditions: We could be set for a rain-disrupted contest. There is a high chance of showers and dark cloud cover throughout. Temperatures will be around 23-25 degrees.

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Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars – Latest Odds

Melbourne Stars are made favourites for this despite their recent inconsistency. They can be backed at 1.66 with Funbet.

Brisbane Heat are available at 2.10 with the same betting site.

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars – Team News

  • Max Bryant – He is the Heat’s leading run-scorer so far this tournament. He has 179 runs in seven matches with his highest score being the 40 he got against the Sixers two games ago.
  • Chris Lynn – The Brisbane powerhouse has the most BBL runs in the history of the tournament. He returned from injury to hit 30 against the Thunder.
  • Mark Steketee – The right-arm pacer is Brisbane’s top wicket-taker in BBL 10. He has 12 wickets in six matches, which is one ahead of spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman.
  • Glenn Maxwell – The 70 he hit in the last game means Maxwell is Melbourne’s leading run-scorer so far with 255 runs in seven matches.
  • Marcus Stoinis – Last year’s tournament top run-scorer has 196 runs in six matches this year. His highest score was the unbeaten 97 he made against Hobart last time out.
  • Liam Hatcher – He has 10 wickets in six matches for the Stars this year and tops their wicket-taker table. He impressed at this ground with 3-33 against the Sixers four games back.

Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars – Betting Tips and Prediction

The Heat have recently benefitted from the addition of Joe Denly, Chris Lynn and Joe Burns to the side.

Melbourne, meanwhile, will be heartened by the recent win and the fact Stoinis and Maxwell look in decent nick.

It looks like we could have a close contest but preference goes to the Stars after putting a three-game winless run behind them.

Liam Hatcher and Adam Zampa both took wickets at this ground last time and Melbourne’s price of 1.675 with 1xBet looks a good bet.

Back Hatcher for Top Stars Bowler

Liam Hatcher is among the wickets this BBL. He has 10 in six matches for the Stars and looks a decent pick in the top team bowler market.

The fact he also bagged 3-33 at this venue against Sydney means he is even more attractive in a market that is headed by Adam Zampa.

Zampa also did well at this venue previously but Hatcher’s price of 4.33 with bet365 is the value play.

Maxwell to Get Over 42.5 Player Performance Points

Glenn Maxwell has really shone with the bat in hand so far. The Stars man showed his form with a sparkling 70 against Hobart recently and can add more to his tally here.

He is Melbourne’s leading run-scorer this season and backing him to get over 42.5 performance points looks a great bet.

Remember, he gets one point for every run, 20 for a wicket and 10 for a catch in the field.

Should his batting not get him to that score, his bowling might just add the extras. He bagged a wicket against Hobart and having that option makes this a good selection.

He is priced a 2.0 to get over 42.5 performance points with bet365.

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