A trip to face the Sixers in the final awaits the winner of this game and there appears to be plenty of value on offer in the head-to-head market. We take a look at Thursday’s (6/2/2020) BBL Big Bash Finals 2020 match which is between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder. Melbourne Stars go into the match as favourites but the bookies have it as a pretty even match.
When: Thursday, 6th February at 7:45PM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Stars have already had a taste of the Sixers losing by 43 runs on Friday night. Melbourne has been a disappointment so far after leading the ladder for most of the home/away season, which makes the chances of an upset here relatively high.
Many thought the Thunder were dead and buried a month ago, but boy how things have changed. Sydney has now won three games on the trot since Australia Day, including a narrow eight run victory over the Strikers in Saturday’s ‘Knock-Out’ game.
The Stars are the favourite in the market and for good reason. Melbourne has won three games over the Thunder dating back to last season; however, the trends do suggest the Thunder are well over the odds at their current quote.
Sydney has played to a 5-3 record as the away underdog over the last 12 months and seem to be relishing their underdog tag. The Thunder have won back-to-back games on the road in Hobart and Adelaide, so it’s worth backing Sydney to go one further.
Tip: Melbourne Stars $1.73
Value BET: Man of the Match: Glenn Maxwell at $8.00
Melbourne Stars squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Pat Brown (England – international replacement), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa.
Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Morris (South Africa), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain.