Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Betting Preview and Tips

It's the battle of the cellar dwellers as the Stars host the Sixers at the 'G'. Both sides will be hungry to build on their success in their respective derbies.

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Mon, 15 Jan, 12:30 PM

Head to Head

Head to Head

The Sixers and Stars meet tonight at the MCG with both franchises out to secure just their second win of the season. Fresh off their victory over cross-town rival the Melbourne Renagades, the Stars enter the match as favourite, however, Sydney shouldn’t be written off, and with Moises Henriques back in the side, the team looks a different unit to that lost six games straight to begin the season. For the record, Sydney won the last match between the pair, but Melbourne has won four of the last five .

Key stat: In all matches between the franchises, Sydney average 145 runs per innings to Melbourne’s 165.

High Bat

After his impressive 71 against the Renegades, Kevin Pietersen is the man expected to bank the highest score for the Stars. However, the value on offer for the Melbourne side’s other batsman can’t be ignored with Ben Dunk and Glenn Maxwell particulary tempting. Maxwell has been in fine form across all formats this season and has made 174 runs across his last four games. Although Dunk has been below his best this tournament, his record speaks for itself and the $4.75 odds for him to post the highest score are very tempting.

Key stat: Glenn Maxwell averages 39.00 against the Sixers across five matches with a strike-rate of 159.83

 

Tip: Stars to win with Glenn Maxwell to be their High Bat

 

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