Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars – 16/12/2020

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December 16, 2020
University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston
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Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 16/12/2020

Pre-tournament favourites Melbourne have started with back-to-back wins and will want to keep that momentum going.

Perth have only played one game but will need to bounce back from defeat against the Renegades.

Take a look at our best free cricket tips for this BBL 10 clash.

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars Betting Tips
Best Bet Marcus Stoinis to hit over 0.5 sixes at 1.67 with 22Bet
Value Bet Glenn Maxwell to get over 37.5 player performance points at 1.67 with bet365
Next Best Bet Melbourne Stars to hit the most sixes in the match at 1.9 with 22Bet

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars – Match Preview

Melbourne Stars have won the last two meetings between these teams and have also started BBL 10 in good form.

That said, Perth don’t have a bad historical record against the Stars, having won five of the last 11 matches.

Where: University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston

When: Wednesday, 16 December 2020

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

Pitch conditions: Chasing at this venue seems to give a slight advantage. The pitch has plenty of pace and bounce early and offers a good battle between bat and ball. That added pace and smaller ground dimensions mean high scores are possible.

Weather conditions: It looks like being a dry but overcast day for this one. There is only a very small chance of rain showers but temperatures will be below 20 degrees.

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars – Latest Odds

It is Melbourne that are made the favourites for the win following their strong start to the tournament. They can be backed at 1.7 with LeoVegas.

Perth are priced at 2.05 with the same betting site.

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Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars – Team News

Perth have New Zealand powerhouse Colin Munro for BBL 10 but will be hoping he can improve on his duck in their first fixture.

English batsman Joe Clarke will continue to fill in for Jason Roy, who isn’t available until after a period of quarantine.

Jason Behrendorff and Jhye Richardson did well with the new ball in the opening contest and will want to build on that.

Melbourne’s Marcus Stoinis looks to have put a side strain behind him when hitting 61 in the previous outing.

The Stars lost the services of Jonny Bairstow before the tournament got underway and will want more from Andre Fletcher and Hilton Cartwright.

It will be interesting to see where Glenn Maxwell plays after lining up at number three last time out. Nathan Coulter-Nile missed the win over the Thunder but could return to the bowling attack.

Scorchers v Stars – Squads

Mitchell Marsh (captain) Glenn Maxwell (captain)
Ashton Agar Hilton Cartwright
Fawad Ahmed Jackson Coleman
Cameron Bancroft Nathan Coulter-Nile
Jason Behrendorff Ben Dunk
Joe Clarke Andre Fletcher
Cameron Gannon Seb Gotch
Cameron Green Lewis Hatcher
Aaron Hardie Clint Hinchliffe
Josh Inglis Dilbar Hussain
Matthew Kelly Zahir Khan
Liam Livingstone Nick Larkin
Colin Munro Nic Maddinson
Joel Paris Jono Merlo
Kurtis Patterson Lance Morris
Jhye Richardson Tom O’Connell
Jason Roy Nicholas Pooran
Ashton Turner Will Pucovski
 Andrew Tye Billy Stanlake
Sam Whiteman Marcus Stoinis
Adam Zampa

Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars – Betting Tips and Prediction

It is hard to look beyond Melbourne Stars for this one after they quickly got into stride in their opening two matches.

Perth will have to improve in all departments to match them.

Melbourne’s short price isn’t appealing from a betting perspective so looking at other markets is the way to go.

Back Stoinis to Blast a Six

Big-hitting Marcus Stoinis looks to be back on form after his half-century against the Thunder.

These smaller boundaries and the quicker track will suit him in this game and backing him to hit more than 0.5 sixes is priced at 1.67 with 22Bet.

He hit two in his last innings and looks primed for more in this one.

Maxwell to Get Over 37.5 Performance Points

Glenn Maxwell batted higher up the order in the last game and has already been in the runs in the first two fixtures.

He hit 46 against the Heat and 39 against the Thunder.

Backing him to get over 37.5 player performance points looks an interesting bet, especially given he could well bowl at some stage too.

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

He is priced at 1.67 with bet365 to reach that target.

Stars to Hit the Most Sixes in the Match

As we have already touched on, this pitch has more pace and bounce. The dimensions of the ground are also smaller than many others in the BBL.

It all means that we should see quite a few sixes in this contest.

With Stoinis, Ben Dunk and Glenn Maxwell in the side, picking the Stars to hit the most sixes in the match looks a great bet at 1.9 with 22Bet.

Make sure you see our round-up of the best free tips ahead of this contest.

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The Scorchers and Stars will meet for the first time in the BBL 10 on Wednesday, 16 December. The match is due to start at 13:45 IST (08:15 GMT).

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