Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars – Betting Tips and Prediction
This looks a really intriguing tussle between two of the BBL’s top sides.
Sydney have done well so far as they look to defend their title, but the Stars are rightly the favourites to come out on top.
They look to have a great balance in their line-up and are started the tournament in confident fashion.
Their price of 1.73 with bet365 looks a good bet in this match.
Sydney’s openers have had to be bailed out a few times by their middle-order, most recently against Adelaide. If Philippe falls early then the Stars could expose them further.
Back Zampa for Top Bowler
The slow track at this ground should suit Adam Zampa perfectly.
He can both frustrate the Sixers and take wickets and looks a great bet to be Melbourne’s top bowler.
The pitch is expected to be slow and should grip for the spinners the longer the clash goes on. He also comes into this year’s BBL on the back of a good IPL campaign for RCB.
Zampa is priced at 4.0 with bet365 to be his team’s top wicket-taker.
Stoinis for Man of the Match
Marcus Stoinis hasn’t quite hit top gear yet but did have to overcome a side strain ahead of the tournament.
Another break in-between matches should have helped that issue further and his brute strength could help him get the ball to the boundary in tough conditions.
His 61 in 37 balls against the Thunder suggests he’s ready to fire. The fact he can bowl a bit of part-time medium pace on top of his batting prowess means he is a prime candidate in the man of the match betting market.
Backing him at 7.0 to be named man of the match with 22Bet is a longshot but one that is worth considering.
Discover our free BBL betting tips for this fixture.