Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades – 17/01/2021

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Stars v Renegades – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 17/01/2021

The Melbourne Stars are pushing for BBL play-off qualification after hammering Adelaide last time out.

City foes the Renegades will want to derail their rivals despite their own disappointing campaign.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this match.

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips
Best Bet Sam Harper to get under 29.5 player performance points at 1.83 with bet365
Value Bet Adam Zampa to be the top bowler for Melbourne Stars at 3.0 with bet365
Next Best Bet Marcus Stoinis to beat Andre Fletcher to 10 runs at 1.8 with 22bet

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades – Match Preview

It is the Stars that have a much better head-to-head record having won a remarkable 10 matches in the last 13 meetings.

This is the first meeting between the teams in BBL 10 but last year saw the Stars also chalk up a double success against the Renegades.

Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground

When: Sunday, 17 January 2021

Start time: 02:45 IST (08:15 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The Stars enjoyed themselves when returning to the MCG in the last match as they skittled out the Strikers for 68. This pitch was on the slow side as both sides struggled to find the boundary. Expect a similar story again.

Weather conditions: It is set to be a cloudy but dry day in Melbourne. Rain is very unlikely but there will be cloud cover and temperatures will be below 20 degrees.

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades – Latest Odds

It is Melbourne Stars that are made favourites to take the win. They can be backed at 1.544 with 1xBet.

The Renegades are priced at 2.488 with the same betting site.


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Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades – Team News

  • Adam Zampa – The leg-spinner showed his liking for the MCG when he bagged five wickets against Adelaide here on Friday. He will be looking to cause more problems for the Renegades.
  • Marcus Stoinis – The powerful right-hander was the top run-scorer in BBL 09. He hasn’t hit those heights just yet but still has 290 runs in nine matches as the tournament hots up.
  • Glenn Maxwell – Despite failing to fire in the IPL 2020, Maxwell has had a fine BBL 10. He is still ahead of Stoinis in the run-scorer chats and has a few wickets to his name.
  • Shaun Marsh – Basement boys the Renegades have struggled this season but Shaun Marsh has been a bright spark when available. He was out for a duck in his last game after missing the previous two but the 87 against the Thunder on New Year’s Day highlights his danger.
  • Kane Richardson – The pace bowler has 13 wickets in 10 matches for the Renegades and looks their main threat with the ball.

Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades – Betting Tips and Prediction

Melbourne Renegades have not enjoyed much success in this fixture over the years and that looks set to continue here.

The Stars bounced back to winning ways in their last game and will be keen to build more momentum, starting by piling more misery on their rivals.

The fact the Stars are also back at the MCG is a huge plus for them as they look to push back towards the top of the BBL table.

That said, there isn’t much value in backing the Stars for the outright win. It could pay to check out other betting markets instead.

Back Zampa For More Wickets

Adam Zampa continues to look a real threat this tournament and relished the return to the MCG.

His five-for against Adelaide catapulted him into the top five in the wicket-taker list this season with 20 in 12 matches.

He is the favourite to be the Stars’ top bowler once more at 3.0 with bet365. Given how well he did at this ground in the last match and how the slow-looking surface should play to his strengths again, this looks a really good pick.

Stoinis to Beat Fletcher to 10 Runs

Marcus Stoinis has looked to be heading towards top gear in recent showings without finding a big score.

He is already up there with the top run-scorers of the tournament despite a slow start and a few inconsistent outings.

Backing him to get to 10 runs before opening partner Andre Fletcher looks a good bet.

Fletcher did smash 89 here in the last match but it is hard to oppose Stoinis knowing what he is capable of at the top of the order. He fell for just 13 in the last game but there was plenty to like about the 47 and 34 in the preceding contests.

He can be backed at 1.8 with 22Bet to beat Fletcher to double figures.

Harper to Get Under 29.5 Player Performance Points

Wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Harper has struggled with the bat this BBL despite his place near the top of the Renegades’ order.

The 31 he managed against the Strikers three games ago was the only time he has hit more than 18 in the last seven matches.

With him struggling for form and with the Stars out to dominate, it could be another tough game for the 24-year-old.

Due to the fact he’ll be donning the gloves, it means his points will either come from runs or stumpings. He gets one point for every run and 25 per stumping.

Unless he gets a stumping, of which he has managed two in his last 10 games, it looks unlikely he’ll be able to get above 29.5 points in this one.

Backing him to get under that total is available at 1.83 with bet365.

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When does the Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades match start?

The Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades derby clash in the BBL 2020-21 is scheduled for Sunday, 17 January, from 02:45 IST (08:15 GMT).

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