Thunder v Stars betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Match 19 Preview
Welcome to our Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 19 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Tuesday, December 29.
Both these teams head into this match in good form, with the Thunder having won three of their four matches. Their only loss for the season so far came against the Stars in their first meeting at this ground.
The Stars are $1.73 favourites with leading international bookies for this match while the Thunder are at $2.10.
The Stars have won their past five outings against the Thunder and despite having slipped to fifth in the standings they will head into this with plenty of confidence.
They lost their latest match in a classic against Sydney Sixers when Stars captain Glenn Maxwell and West Indies dashed Nicholas Pooran put on a batting masterclass. They were undone by a brilliant knock from Sixers left-hander Daniel Hughes.
But the stars are most likely to regain rested pair Marcus Stoinis and Nic Maddinson for this clash, which will restore them to a full-strength line-up.
Read on for our free Thunder v Stars tips ahead of their T20 clash at Canberra on Tuesday, December 29.
Thunder v Stars BBL teams
Sydney Thunder (possible): Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Oliver Davies, Baxter Holt (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.
Melbourne Stars (possible): Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran, Ben Dunk (wk), Nic Maddinson, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan.
Thunder v Stars BBL odds
Head to head odds: Sydney Thunder $2.10, Melbourne Stars $1.73
Top run-scorer Thunder odds:
$3.50 Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja
$4.25 Callum Ferguson
$4.50 Sam Billings
$6.50 Oliver Davies, Alex Ross
Top run-scorer Stars odds:
$3.25 Marcus Stoinis
$4 Glenn Maxwell
$5 Hilton Cartwright, Andre Fletcher, Nicholas Pooran, Nic Maddinson
$7.50 Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk
Top wicket-taker Thunder odds:
$3.25 Daniel Sams
$4.25 Adam Milne
$5 Jono Cook, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
$5.50 Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Chris Green
Top wicket-taker Stars odds:
$3.75 Nathan Coulter-Nile
$4 Adam Zampa
$4.33 Zahir Khan
$5 Billy Stanlake, Tom O’Connell
Thunder v Stars betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Thunder v Stars tips for Tuesday’s late BBL clash.
Marcus Stoinis man of the match
Stoinis will have appreciated the short break after a long campaign for Australia and other duties. He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament a couple of season back and is so dangerous as opener when he can get the Stars off to a flyer in the opening power play. He is the key batsman for the Stars.
Billy Stanlake over 1.5 wickets
He can concede plenty of runs but we love it when big Stanlake comes charging in, sending down deliveries at great pace from a great height. He is due to have some luck early.
Thunder v Stars prediction 29/12/2020
The Thunder are a good, solid team but we still rate the Stars as the team to beat for the title. They have so much experience and high-class all-rounders littered through their line-up. This could be a pivotal game as a loss would leave the Stars back among the also-rans as the season starts to ramp up. We think they will respond to the occasion. Our final Thunder v Stars prediction: Stars to win comfortably.
Thunder 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 7.15pm local time (2.45pm India Standard Time) on December 29, 2020.
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