Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – BBL Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 14/01/2020
Adelaide Strikers visit Brisbane Heat for a much-anticipated clash in the BBL.
Both sides sit mid-table at present and are both searching for better consistency heading into the business end of the campaign.
Strikers will be keen to build on their victory over Melbourne Renegades last time out. It was a success that ended a three-game losing streak for them.
Hosts Brisbane, meanwhile, are looking to return to winning ways following defeat to Perth Scorchers when last in action.
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Preview
Where: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
When: Tuesday, 13th January
Start Time: 10:10 (IST), 04:40 (GMT)
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Latest Odds
Home side Brisbane Heat are considered the odds-on favourites to take the win and get back on track. They can be backed at 1.67 (4/6) with bet365 to bag the victory on home turf.
Adelaide can be backed at 2.30 (13/10) with the same firm as they strive to put successive wins together.
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Team News
All eyes will be on Brisbane’s South African star AB de Villiers.
He is due to make his BBL debut after coming in to replace the departing Tom Banton.
Another player in-line for a start is 18-year-old Bangladesh off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Strikers will have less disruption to deal with for this fixture. They have named the same 13-man squad that defeated the Renegades at the weekend.
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Betting Tips and Prediction
Favourites Brisbane could well be vulnerable against Adelaide in this well-matched contest and it could be worth siding with the visitors at 2.30 (13/10) with bet365.
Heat come into the clash on the back of defeat and also have to manage a big change at the top of the order. Tom Banton quickly acquitted himself as a BBL star performer in the early weeks of the campaign and AB will have to hit the ground running to fill those boots.
Strikers, meanwhile, arrive buoyed by the Renegades win and with Travis Head back among their ranks after his first showing against Melbourne.
There is also a 60 per cent chance of rain at the Gabba which means some middle-order fireworks during a rain-shortened contest could be key. Travis Head, Jonathan Well and Matt Short can prove the difference.
Wells to fire again after fine Melbourne display
Jonathan Wells smashed a sublime half-century in 38 balls against the Renegades and can build on that knock here.
While Jake Weatherald remains the team’s top scorer, fellow opener Phil Salt has struggled of late. If one should fail early on then it opens the door for Head or Wells to take the fight to Brisbane.
The preference goes to Wells following his 58 in the last game and he looks the value selection at 5.00 (4/1) with bet365.
Weatherald and Head sit at the top of the market at 3.75 (11/4) with Salt priced at 4.50 (7/2) to top score.
Chris Lynn is favourite to be Melbourne’s main man at 3.25 (9/4). AB de Villiers can be backed at 3.75 (11/4) and looks an interesting pick as the home side’s top scorer.
Rashid Khan can cool the Heat
Leg-spinner Khan has already put in a number of vital spells for the Strikers this term and can be their main threat again.
He took two wickets against Melbourne to follow up the four he bagged in defeat to Sydney Sixers.
With conditions likely to help, he looks a good bet to be Adelaide’s top wicket-taker. Khan can be backed at 2.75 (7/4) with bet365 to land that honour.
The fact he is also capable with the bat my tempt a few to get involved in the man of the match market. Here he is priced at 7.00 (6/1).
Best Bet: Jonathan Wells to top score for Adelaide Strikers at 5.00 (4/1) with bet365