Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers – 23/01/2021

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Stars v Scorchers – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 23/01/2021

Perth have already secured a play-off place but will now have eyes on a top-two finish.

Melbourne still need to get more points on the board if they are to progress.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this fixture.

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers Betting Tips
Best Bet Adam Zampa to be Melbourne’s top bowler at 3.24 with 22Bet
Value Bet Colin Munro to be Perth’s top batsman at 4.0 with 22Bet
Next Best Bet Perth to have the highest opening partnership at 1.85 with 22Bet

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers – Match Preview

The head-to-head record between these two sides is a close one. The Stars just edge it with six wins from the last 11 meetings.

Perth have won five of their last six and will want to maintain that momentum heading into the next phase of the tournament.

The Stars, meanwhile, will want to hit back after their disappointing derby defeat against city rivals Melbourne Renegades.

Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground

When: Saturday, 23 January 2021

Start time: 13:45 IST (08:15 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The pitch was on the slow side in the last game and the batsmen will have to work hard not to get stifled. This is only the third match here this BBL and a score over 160 looks competitive.

Weather conditions: There is no rain expected for this match. There will be cloud cover but a generally bright and warm day has been forecast.

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers – Latest Odds

In-form Perth are the favourites for the outright win. They can be backed at 1.785 with 22Bet.

Hosts Melbourne are priced at 2.025 with the same betting site.

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Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers – Team News

  • Marcus Stoinis – The powerful opener is in the top five BBL batsmen for this tournament after taking the crown last year. He will be looking to go on after a few starts recently.
  • Glenn Maxwell – The all-rounder remains the Stars’ second-most productive batsman with 313 runs so far.
  • Adam Zampa – Australian leg-spinner Zampa has 18 wickets in 10 matches and has previously enjoyed bowling at his home ground.
  • Colin Munro – New Zealand batsman Munro only managed 5 in the last game but has on a fine run of form before that, including 82 against the Heat in at Docklands and successive half-centuries in Perth.
  • Josh Inglis – The middle-order batsman comes into this game after a 35-ball 58 in the previous game. He will want to build on that now.
  • Jhye Richardson – 24-year-old Richardson leads the way in the wicket-taker table with 25 in 12 matches. He added to his tally with four against Hobart last week.

Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers – Betting Tips and Prediction

This looks like it could be another close BBL contest between two strong units.

Perth are flying high after a fine run of form and will be targeting another big scalp and more momentum to carry into the play-offs.

Melbourne need more points to secure their place in the next phase and this will be seen as vital to their chances.

Given how close this clash could be, finding value in other markets looks the best play.

Back Munro for More Runs

Colin Munro has been in the runs recently and his strength can help him force the ball away on a slowing pitch.

Jason Roy heads the top Perth batsman market but that gives some extra value for those siding with Munro.

The New Zealander smashed back-to-back half-centuries recently and 82 against Brisbane. He failed to fire in the last match but can be back in the runs here.

He is priced at 4.0 with 22Bet to be his team’s top run-scorer.

Zampa to Shine at the MCG

Adam Zampa has been really impressive this BBL and has certainly enjoyed his time back at the MCG.

He has 18 in 10 matches this season and can add to that tally in this contest. The leg-spinner bagged a five-for here three games ago and added another against the Renegades after that.

His price of 3.24 with 22Bet to be Melbourne’s top wicket-taker looks a great bet.

Perth to Have Highest Opening Partnership

Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone have been solid at the top of the Perth order recently and given their side the solid foundation for success.

For the Stars, Marcus Stoinis is a big danger but Andre Fletcher has struggled for consistency at times.

Backing Perth to have the highest opening partnership looks a good pick at 1.85 with 22Bet.

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The Melbourne Stars v Perth Scorchers match in the BBL 2020-21 will be played on Saturday, 23 January. It is scheduled to start at 13:45 IST (08:15 GMT).

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