We take a look at Friday’s (15/2/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 finals match which is between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers. The Renegades go into the match as slight favourites to win at home and much like both of the finals matches it looks to be a pretty even match on paper
When: Friday Feb 15th, 7:40PM
Where: Marvel Stadium, Docklands Melbourne
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Sixers were no match for the Renegades when these two sides met a month ago. Melbourne walked away with a comfortable seven-wicket victory at the SCG, and with home-field advantage this time around, it’s no surprise to see the ‘Gades as favourites.
There’s no denying these two sides have gone tit-for-tat in recent years, however. The Sixers defeated the Renegades at Marvel Stadium back in December, while Sydney have also won three of the last five contests.
But can they really get the job done on the road?
The Sixers have lost three of their last six away matches, most recently to the Stars last week at the MCG. As the away underdog Sydney are 6-6 overall and 2-2 vs Melbourne, while the Renegades are 3-2 as the favourite over the last 12-months.
It’s a tough call between two talented sides. Before the loss to the Stars the Sixers had won four-straight, while Melbourne had won three-straight of their own prior to falling to the Hurricanes in Hobart last week.
Either way, this one should be close, but it’s probably best to stick with the home team in the finals.
Tip: Melbourne Renegades at $1.77
Value BET: MOM: Marcus Harris at $9.00
Melbourne Renegades squad
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Harry Gurney (England)*, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari (Pakistan)*, Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth
Sydney Sixers squad
Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Juston Avendano, Tom Curran (England), Joe Denly (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Peter Nevill, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Henry Thornton, Greg West