Optus Stadium will host a Friday night BBL epic between the Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes. Can the Hurricanes win in Perth? We take a look at Friday’s (18/01/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 match between Perth Scorchers and Hobart Hurricanes. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Friday 18 January, 6:30PM
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Scorchers have strung together two straight wins over the Stars and Sixers to keep their very faint finals hopes alive. Perth will need to pull off a miracle on Friday against the Hurricanes however, as Hobart currently sit atop the Big Bash ladder with just one loss to their name.
The last time these two sides met in December the Hurricanes took a commanding six-wicket victory thanks to a three-wicket haul from Riley Meredith. The 22-year-old is in sparkling form, also taking four wickets in a win over the Stars on Monday.
As the case has been all season, you can’t back the Hurricanes at this short price. Hobart have now won two straight over Perth and are also 4-1 as the favourite over the last 12-months, but with Meredith making it look easy, the Top Wicket Taker market is your best bet.
Tip: Hobart Hurricanes at $1.75
Value BET: Hobart Hurricanes Top Wicket Taker: Riley Meredith @ $5.00
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)
Hobart Hurricanes squad
Matthew Wade (c), Jofra Archer (England), George Bailey (c), Johan Botha, Jake Doran, James Faulkner, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, Tymal Mills (England), David Moody, Tim Paine, Tom Rogers, Clive Rose, D’Arcy Short, Aaron Summers