We take a look at Saturday afternoons (5/1/2019) BBL Big Bash match which is between Melbourne Stars and the Sydney Thunder. The Thunder go into the match as the well backed favourites although it should be a pretty close match. View our tips and bets for the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder match.
When: Jan 5th at 5:15 PM Local Time (6:15PM AEDT)
Where: Metricon Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Thunder bounced back from their two-game skid on Thursday to defeat the Scorchers by a single run at Spotless Stadium.
It was a big performance from Jos Buttler in more ways than one, but aside from his wacky dismissal, the Englishman contributed with 55 runs off 54 balls.
For Melbourne, the Stars have also bounced back to winning form after starting the season 0-2. Victories over the Sixers and Renegades has made life difficult for the bookies, and as it stands, the odds remain dead even.
Since this game is being played on a neutral wicket at Metricon Stadium, this one could really go either way. The Thunder have won five straight over the Stars however, so that might be the only star worth hanging your hat on.
Tip: Melbourne Stars at $2.05
Value BET: MOM: Glenn Maxwell at $7.00
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
Sydney Thunder squad
Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler (England) Pat Cummins, Anton Devcich (New Zealand) Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Chris Jordan (England), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root (England), Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change