Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder – 22/01/2021

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Sixers v Thunder – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 22/01/2021

The Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder meet for the second derby clash of this BBL season.

League leaders Sydney Sixers can secure a top-two finish with victory, while the Thunder will want to take a big step towards the play-offs themselves.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this match.

Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder Betting Tips
Best Bet Sydney Sixers to win the match at 1.96 with 1xBet
Value Bet Sam Billings to be Sydney Thunder’s top batsman at 5.0 with bet365
Next Best Bet Sydney Thunder to have the highest opening partnership at 1.75 with 22Bet

Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder – Match Preview

It was the Sixers that came out on top in the previous meeting after a rain-disrupted contest.

That edged them closer to their rivals in the recent head-to-head standings but it is Thunder that have won the most with seven of the last 13 games going their way.

These games have been close, however, with no team putting back-to-back wins together since the Thunder did it in 2017.

Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

When: Friday, 22 January 2021

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

Pitch conditions: The pitch should be even throughout and offer something for both bowlers and batsmen. Look to the seamers to take advantage of some extra movement from the surface. Anything around 170 here looks competitive.

Weather conditions: It is set to be a hot, dry and summy day in Adelaide. There is no chance of rain and temperatures will be around the 30-degree mark.

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Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder – Latest Odds

Sydney Thunder are made the favourites to win this latest derby clash. They can be backed at 1.87 with 1xBet

League leaders the Sixers are priced at 1.96 with the same betting site.

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Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder – Team News

  • Josh Philippe – The batting prospect leads the way in the overall run-scorer charts with 421 runs in 11 matches. He will be looking to set the tone at the top of the order once more.
  • James Vince – The Englishman has made some important contributes in support of Philippe and looked in fine form when hitting a half-century in the previous game.
  • Steve O’Keefe – The slow left-arm has 14 wickets in 10 matches and has been vital to how well the Sixers have done so far.
  • Alex Hales – Sydney Thunder’s batting has quickly come to rely on the talented right-hander. He has 352 runs this BBL and will be key along with Usman Khawaja if they Thunder are to return to winning ways.
  • Daniel Sams – Thunder will be without Sams after the all-rounder injured his hand in the previous match against Hobart.

Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder – Betting Tips and Prediction

Both Sydney teams have been consistently near the top of the table this Big Bash League but it is the Sixers that look the most assured at present.

Their batting ability has been a real highlight so far and they will love nothing more than to secure their passage to the next phase with a win against their city rivals.

Thunder seem to have lost their way a little recently and three successive defeats have left them fighting for a top-five finish. Add in the loss of Daniel Sams and this is looking like another tough task.

Backing the Sixers to win this looks a great bet at 1.96 with 1xBet given the current form of these two.

Billings a Value Pick for the Thunder

Sam Billings looks to have found form in BBL 10 after a slow start.

The England middle-order batsman hit a half-century against the Hurricanes and smashed 83 against the Scorchers three games ago.

Should the Thunder’s top-order collapse under the pressure then Billings can take advantage to run out as his team’s top run-scorer in the match.

Alternatively, he could be perfectly positioned to build on a solid foundation as demonstrated by his finishing ability for England.

His price of 5.0 with bet365 looks a value play now he’s found his feet in this year’s competition.

Thunder to Have Highest Opening Partnership

Sydney Thunder may have struggled recently but the partnership between Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja has been solid.

While the Thunder may struggle once they depart, backing them to again make a good start could be worthwhile.

The Sixers have Josh Philippe but finding him a consistent opening partner hasn’t yet materialised. Jack Edwards has shown flashes of brilliance but doesn’t ofter stick around.

The current table-toppers bought in Justin Avendado in the last two games but he also failed to fire.

The Thunder are priced at 1.75 with 22Bet to have the highest opening partnership

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