Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – 16/1/2020

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January 16, 2020
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – BBL Match Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 16/01/2020

Sixers and Hurricanes both head into this contest keen to return to winning ways.

Current second-placed side Sydney had their momentum halted by leaders Melbourne Stars last time up. Before that, they had secured back-to-back victories over Adelaide Strikers to keep them in the mix at the top.

Hobart, meanwhile, have lost their last three on the bounce. Their most recent defeat saw them fail with the bat as they were bowled out for just 98 against Perth Scorchers.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Match Preview

Where: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

When: Thursday, 16th January

Start Time: 13:40 (IST), 08:10 (GMT)

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Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Latest Odds

Home side Sydney are the odds-on favourites to quickly get back on track against Hobart. They can be backed at 1.57 (4/7) with bet365.

Hobart are priced up at 2.38 (11/8) with the same firm as they push for a much-needed win on the road.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Team News

Sydney will still be without Australian spinner Nathan Lyon for this fixture.

He remains sidelined with a hand injury but should return for the Sydney Smash game next time up.

The Hurricanes will again have to do without D’Arcy Short who is on tour in India with the Australian ODI side.

Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Betting Tips and Prediction

It’s hard to see past hosts Sydney getting the job done at the SCG. They should just prove too strong for the Hurricanes who are on a poor run at present.

While the Sixers look too short of a proposition in the outright market, there is value to be had in the top batsman and top bowler markets for this one.

Bailey to shoulder more of the burden for Hobart

The Hurricanes may not come out on top in the game but George Bailey looks a good bet to be his team’s top run-scorer.

With Matthew Wade and David Miller short of runs at the top of the order for Hobart, much of the pressure has fell on Caleb Jewell and Bailey to pick up the pieces in the last two games.

There is every chance Bailey could be quickly to the crease should the Sixers bowling attack strike early.

He hit 36 against Perth following his composed 43 against the Thunder when last in Sydney.

He is priced at 6.00 (5/1) with bet365 to be Hobart’s top run-scorer.

Tom Curran to star again in Sydney

England’s Tom Curran has enjoyed a fine BBL season so far. He currently sits fourth in the most wickets table with 14 to his name and can add to that tally.

It was difficult for the bowlers during the disappointing defeat to Melbourne Stars, but Curran took their only wicket when finally removing Hilton Cartwright.

However, before that, he bagged 4-22 against Adelaide and looks a good bet to trouble Hobart.

He is priced at 3.25 (9/4) with bet365 to be Sydney’s top wicket-taker.

Best Bet: George Bailey to top score for Hobart Hurricanes at 6.00 (5/1) with bet365

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