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Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Betting Tips 15/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 48th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Adelaide Strikers host Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval on Jan 15 (Saturday). The match is to begin at 5:10 am IST.

Teams Status

Adelaide Strikers

Not too long ago, Adelaide Strikers had lost six straight matches and appeared a lost cause and a side that certainly won’t be making the playoffs.

That scenario has now changed, thanks to three victories in their last four games as they appear to have found a winning formula right when it mattered.

They have also had some help from Covid and other matters, which had sidelined league leaders Perth Scorchers’ six players in their clash on Friday. Resultantly, the weakened Perth side could only muster 127 for 9 in a meek and weak batting display. The Strikers got to that total with ease, thanks to their top three finding runs.

The star of the show, however, was Fawad Ahmed, who took over leg-spin duties from Rashid Khan and did a pretty decent job with a three-for, two of which were set Perth batters from the top order.

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars avenged the defeat of their earlier loss to Melbourne Renegades in their reverse fixture on Thursday. In the process, they also consigned the Gades to their familiar last spot on the points table and also snatched away bragging rights from their troubled city rivals.

The win was the doing of a strong bowling performance that restricted the Gades to just 122 for 7. Then, Glenn Maxwell led from the front with an unbeaten 68 to get his team over the line.

One bad news for the Stars is that their star pacer and fan favourite Haris Rauf has now left them to link up with Lahore Qalandars for the Pakistan Super League.

The Stars and Strikers are now direct rivals for the last playoff spots. Thus, this game’s importance is much higher than usual.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Adelaide Strikers Melbourne Stars
PariMatch 2.26 1.64
PariPesa 2.408 1.61
Sportsbet.io 2.36 1.60
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Melbourne are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Melbourne priced at 1.64 and Adelaide at 2.26. Paripesa has Melbourne available for 1.61 and Adelaide for 2.408. Lastly, Sportsbet has Melbourne priced at 1.60 and Adelaide at 2.36.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Melbourne to win @ 1.64

The Stars, after their depletion at the start of this month due to a Covid outbreak, have now got Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, and Marcus Stoinis back. With them back in their playing eleven, the Stars now have a lot of strength on their roster – certainly a lot more than the Strikers. It’s an easy pick based on the talent disparity. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Glenn Maxwell to score more than 24.5 runs @ 1.87

All Glenn Maxwell has done over the past 12 months, and especially since the IPL, is perfect his reputation as a streaky performer. He had a stellar IPL than a poor World Cup and then was good again at the start of the BBL before going quiet again. He found runs again in the last game so we expect another couple of decent performances from him. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Conclusion

The Stars have been the Strikers in both of their last two games. We expect this fixture to cap a hat-trick of wins.

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