Scorchers v Thunder betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL match 34 Preview

Welcome to our Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 34 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Optus Stadium, Perth, on Saturday, January 9.

Thunder are sitting at the top of the BBL table with a 6-2 record, and are outright favourites with some bookmakers to win the tournament as they have probably the most settled squad in BBL10 and are unlikely to lose players to international duty.

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The Scorchers have won their past three games to get back in the mix but still have ground to make up as they have also lost three games, with one washout. They are second-last on the table but a win agianst the Thunder could take them as high as fourth as the finals loom.

Sydney Thunder will again be without in-form all-rounder Daniel Sams as they take a cautious approach to the concussion he suffered after being hit on the helmet on Boxing Day. The Thunder have had to adhere to strict biosecurity measures as they have travelled from Queensland but the match has been given the OK to go ahead by the WA government.

Read on for our free Scorchers v Thunder tips ahead of their T20 clash in Perth on Saturday, January 9.

Scorchers v Thunder BBL teams

Perth Scorchers (possible): Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed.

Sydney Thunder (possible):  Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope.

Scorchers v Thunder BBL odds

Head to head odds: Perth Scorchers $1.77, Sydney Thunder $2.05

Man of the match betting:
$7.50 Alex Hales
$8 Jason Roy
$8.50 Liam Livinsgtone, Colin Munro
$9 Usman Khawaja
$11 Callum Ferguson, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis
$15+ others

Top run scorer Scorchers odds:
$4.25 Jason Roy
$4.50 Luke Livingstone, Colin Munro
$5 Josh Inglis
$5.50 Mitchell Marsh
$6.50 Sam Whiteman

Top run scorer Thunder odds:
$3.25 Alex Hales
$4 Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson
$6 Sam Billings
$7.50 Oliver Davies

Top wicket-taker Scorchers odds:
$3.50 Jhye Richardson
$4 Andrew Tye
$4.75 Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
$5 Cameron Gannon, Matthew Kelly
$5.50 Joel Paris

Top wicket-taker Thunder odds:
$3.75 Tanveer Sangha
$4 Adam Milne
$4.25 Chris Green
$5 Nathan McAndrew, Chris Tremain
$5.50 Jono Cook, Brendan Doggett
$7.50 Ben Cutting

Scorchers v Thunder betting tips

Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Scorchers v Thunder tips for Saturday’s BBL clash.

Tanveer Sangha most wickets for Thunder

The teenage leg-spinner has been brilliant in this tournament and is the BBL’s equal leading wicket-taker with 15 so far at an average of less than 14. There is no reason he won’t again be to the fore as many of the Scorchers batsmen are far more comfortable against pace bowlers.

Mitchell Marsh man of the match

The former Australian all-rounder is hitting top form at the right time for the Scorchers. Not only has he made his runs at an average over 50 in this tournament, he has been among the most economical bowlers this season, if not damaging in terms of wickets.

Scorchers v Thunder prediction 9/1/2021

The Scorchers are starting to threaten danger with some fantastic form and their top order looking lethal with Roy and Livingstone finding form. They have an all-star pace bowling attack along with Fawad Ahmed for variety. This will be an intriguing clash as it’s basically two strong batting line-ups, while the Thunder rely on spin and the Scorchers on pace. Bring it on. Our final Scorchers v Thunder prediction: Scorchers to have an edge thanks the Thunder’s difficult travel schedule.

Scorchers v Thunder lowdown

How can I watch the Scorchers v Thunder BBL clash?

Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.

How can I bet on the Scorchers v Thunder game?

All of the top Australian betting sites will offer markets on cricket, while international readers can check out the best cricket betting sites.

What time does the Scorchers v Thunder game start?

The game starts at 4.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on January 9, 2021.

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