Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Prediction – Big Bash 20th Match
- Date: January 05, 2019
- Time: 5:15 PM
- Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland
- Marcus Stoinis has odds of $4.00 to be Melbourne Stars’ best batsmen and for Sydney Thunder it is Jos Buttler with $2.75
- Dwayne Bravo is expected to be best bowler for Stars with odds of $3.5 and for Thunder Fawad Ahmed has odds of $3.75
- For Man of the Match Jos Buttler had odds of $6.00 and is followed by Dwayne Bravo and Marcus Stonis sharing odds of $9.00
- In the most sixes market Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder share odds of $1.91
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder 20th Match Squad Comparison
After getting off to a miserable start in their first two games this season Glenn Maxwell led side has turned it around in their last two games. First they humbled Sydney Sixers at the SCG and in their last game versus Melbourne Renegades they won convincingly. This would have given the captain lot of confidence about his players. After all he is leading one of the most talented sides this season and would expect his team to play the same way as they have done in the previous two games. If the side plays to its potential they can surely win it.
Ben Dunk’s return to form would make the team management happy and with Marcus Stoinis in good form the side has a strong opening pair. Nick Larkin has also played well this season and having
Glenn Maxwell, Dwayne Bravo and wicketkeeper Seb Gotch in the middle order gives the side much needed firepower towards the end of the innings. The bowling attack has done well in the last two games with Sandeep Lamichhane and Adam Zampa looking in great form. If Bravo, Scott Boland and Stoinis offer them good support they would be a difficult attack to score against.
After a blip that saw them lose two consecutive games Shane Watson’s team are back in business after winning that thriller against Perth Scorchers in their last game. Games like these can really boost the morale of a side and Watson would hope his side carries forward this momentum into the next game. This victory came after the side suffered two consecutive defeats against Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers. They had started well with two wins in their first two games. Maxwell would know about the dominating record his side has had against Melbourne Stars and keep it the same way.
Jos Buttler is just pushing the limits with one good knock after the other and with Shane Watson forms a threatening opening combination. The side has a strong middle-order line-up in Callum Ferguson who is in good form followed by Joe Root, Daniel Sams and Jason Sangha. When they have been on song they have put up huge scores on the board. The bowlers have also done well under pressure with Sam Rainbird and Jonathan Cook bowled well in the last game while Fawad Ahmed and Gurinder Sandhu also did well. If they bowl well in the next game they would surely pose a challenge for the Melbourne Stars.
Our Prediction for Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder will win this game
The points table for Big Bash 2018-19 has started taking shape and with a win in their last game Sydney Thunder has moved to the second place and would look to solidify its position in the upcoming game against Melbourne Stars at Carrara Oval, Queensland. The Stars would also start the game confidently having won both their previous games and finally appear to have found the formula for success. With both teams in good form the upcoming game would surely be a well contested one and make it worth the money for the fans arriving at the venue to support their favourite teams. Also, betting fans can expect a lot of action and great odds on the top betting sites.
Sydney Thunder owing to their better record over the Melbourne Stars would start just nose ahead in the upcoming game from a cricket betting perspective.