Sixers v Stars betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 15 Preview
Welcome to our Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Match 15 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, on Saturday, December 26.
This is a rematch of last season’s grand finalists, with the Sixers of course winning that rain-affected game to deny the Stars their first title.
Melbourne Stars have started the season in great form and are the only team not to have lost so far, though their most recent clash was washed out.
There is little chance of rain on Saturday at the Gold Coast, where Metricon Stadium is utilised for the first time in BBL10. It is generally a high-scoring ground and the team batting first won all three matches at the ground last season.
In early betting the red-hot Stars, who are outright favourites to lift the title with leading international bookies, are rated at $1.73 favourites with the Sixers at $2.10.
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The Sixers have also started their title defence in good shape with two wins from their first three games, with their batting superbly led by dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Josh Philippe. Their well-balanced bowling attack has also provided some torrid spells for rivals in the early matches.
Read on for our free Sixers v Stars tips ahead of their T20 clash at Gold Coast on Saturday, December 26.
Sixers v Stars BBL teams
Sydney Sixers (possible): Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe.
Melbourne Stars (possible): Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Tom O’Connell, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Ben Dunk.
Sixers v Stars BBL odds
Head to head odds: Sydney Sixers $2, Melbourne Stars $1.80
Man of the match betting:
$7.50 Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
$8 Josh Philippe
$10 James Vince
$11 Andre Fletcher
Top run-scorer Sixers odds:
$3.75 Josh Philippe
$4 James Vince
$5 Daniel Hughes
$5.50 Jack Edwards
$6.50 Justin Avendano
$7 Dan Christian
Top run-scorer Stars odds:
$3.25 Marcus Stoinis
$4 Glenn Maxwell
$5 Hilton Cartwright, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran
$7.50 Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk
Top wicket-taker Sixers odds:
$3.50 Ben Dwarshuis
$4.50 Jackson Bird, Stephen O’Keefe, Jason Holder
$5 Lloyd Pope
$5.50 Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Manenti
Top wicket-taker Strikers odds:
$3.75 Nathan Coulter-Nile
$4 Adam Zampa
$4.33 Zahir Khan
$5 Billy Stanlake, Tom O’Connell
Sixers v Stars betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Sixers v Stars tips for Saturday’s BBL clash.
Jason Holder man of the match
The West Indies star is with the Sixers for the only a three-match stint but he has show in other brief appearances that as a gun for hire he is real value for money. Holder nearly always brings his A game wherever he is playing and he is a force with bat and ball. We are tipping the Sixers to cause an upset and Holder could be the man to do much of the damage.
Sixers to win at $2.10
The Stars are a high-quality outfit, but then again so are the Sixers, who may have a slightly better bowling line-up this time. We see it as an even money bet so we have to go with the outsiders.
Sixers v Stars prediction 26/12/2020
This should be one of the best matches of the BBL season so far, with two of the favourites to lift the title clashing again on neutral ground. The toss will be vital in this one, with our preference for runs on the board in this late game. Our final Sixers v Stars prediction: Sixers to make things tight at the top of the table with a win.
Sixers v Stars lowdown
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.
The game starts at 8.20pm local time (3.50am India Standard Time) on December 26, 2020.
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