We take a look at Sunday nights (3/2/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 match which is between the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars. The Stars opened and are the heavily backed favourites to beat the Scorchers who really have nothing left to play for this season.
When: Sunday February 3rd, 6:15PM Local Time – 9:15PM AEDT.
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The wooden spoon Scorchers have very little to play for as the season winds down, but the same can’t be said for the Stars. Still sitting fourth on the ladder, Melbourne need to win their next two games if they wish to cling to a finals spot.
Playing on the road hasn’t come easy for Melbourne – they’ve won just two of their five away games this season. To make matters worse, the Scorchers have also won three-straight over the Stars dating back to 2017.
With the Scorchers also boasting an equally poor 2-4 record at home however, you can’t back Perth at this price. Neither side jumps out as clear winner, so you’re probably best off looking elsewhere.
Tip: Melbourne Stars at $1.67
Value BET: MOM: Ben Dunk at $11.00
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)
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