We take a look at Thursday nights (24/1/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019 match which is between Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder. The Scorchers are starting to find some form and they head into the match as the well backed favourites and look hard to beat at home.
When: Thursday 24 January,6:40pm
Where: Optus Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
It’s now or never for the Scorchers. A win could lift Perth from the bottom of the Big Bash ladder over the Heat, while the Thunder could also find themselves in the Top 4 if they can pull off a big win on the road.
So far this season Sydney have found themselves as the underdog on the road just once, while their 2-5 record in this scenario against Perth is a little concerning.
The Scorchers are 3-2 as the home favourite over the last 12-months, but their recent form against the Sixers suggests this could be a close one. Sydney have won three of the last five meetings between the two, although the Scorcher are 3-1 at Perth Stadium this season.
With the odds looking a little short head-to-head, you’ll probably have to look towards the player performance market if you’re leaning towards the Scorchers. Andrew Tye took two wickets against the Hurricanes last week to bump his total to 12 on the year, so it’s worth backing the favourite.
Tip: Perth Scorchers at $1.62
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)
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