We take a look at Wednesday nights (9/1/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 match which is between the Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. The Scorchers go into the match as the relatively short priced favourites although they haven’t had the best of starts to the season and their away record isn’t great so the Stars at home look value.
When: Wednesday 9th January at 7:15pm
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Scorchers were the early favourites to win the Big Bash title this season, but after a 1-5 start, Perth’s hopes are fading fast.
Their five-wicket loss to the Heat over the weekend highlighted just how the batting order is struggling, and with a road game against the 3-2 Stars ahead, it’s almost surprising to see the Scorchers dead even with Melbourne in the market.
There’s no hotter team than the Stars right now. A three-game winning streak was capped off with a huge eight-wicket win over the Thunder on the Gold Coast last weekend, a game that saw Marcus Stoinis claim two.
Unfortunately for the Stars though, the Scorchers have won the last two meetings between the two, but their 1-2 record as the away underdog isn’t quite so encouraging. If Glenn Maxwell can chip in with another handy 40-run effort, the Stars should come through here.
Tip: Melbourne Stars at $2.20
Value BET: MOM: Cameron Bancroft at $11.00
Melbourne Stars squad
Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Liam Bowe, Dwayne Bravo (West Indies), Jackson Coleman, Travis Dean, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jonathan Merlo, Matt Parkinson (England)*, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa
Perth Scorchers squad
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft*, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir (Pakistan), Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change