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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips 31/12/2021

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 28th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Adelaide Strikers host Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval on December 31 (Friday). The match is to begin at 1:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers have now lost four straight matches and five of their six matches for the entire season. Only a few bonus points are keeping them above Melbourne Renegades, who also have a sole win in as many games.

In their latest defeat, which was against Hobart Hurricanes, they posted a more than decent 175, thanks to Jake Weatherald (51) and Matt Renshaw’s (63) half-centuries but their bowlers let them down during the run chase.

Almost everyone had a bad game but Wes Agar (0-44) was the biggest culprit as the Hurricanes romped to the target, thanks to Ben McDermott’s incredible and unbeaten 110 off 60.

Adelaide are in what you would call is a state of free-fall. Their batting has limited talent but has still done well of late. Their bowlers, on the other hand, despite boasting big names, have been off-colour. Rashid Khan and Co will have to do better if Adelaide are to arrest their slide.

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder have won two of their last three matches and are a part of the bunch sitting in the middle of the points table.

Their batting has done well of late, amassing 200 in the last game and 196 in a game before that. One reason for their improved batting form has been their 22-year-old gem Jason Sangha, who has scored 56*, 47, and 39 in the last three matches.

In the last game, Sam Billings, too, kept alive his new tradition of alternating between performing well and flopping as he contributed 67, which followed his paltry nine of the previous game.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Adelaide Strikers Sydney Thunder
PariMatch 2.14 1.69
22Bet 2.22 1.66
Sportsbet.io 2.16 1.70
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Sydney are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Sydney priced at 1.69 and Adelaide at 2.14. 22Bet has Sydney available for 1.66 and Adelaide for 2.22. Lastly, Sportsbet has Sydney priced at 1.70 and Adelaide for 2.16.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sydney Thunder to win @ 1.70

Sydney have their batting sorted and played much better cricket lately. They did lose to Sydney Sixers a game before but then the Sixers are capable of beating anyone in the competition so it wasn’t an indictment on the Thunder. On the other hand, Adelaide’s troubles are no secret to anyone. Therefore, we pick Sydney between these two. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Jason Sangha to score more than 19.5 @ 1.87

Like Sydney, their starlet Jason Sangha is also in good form as explained above. So far he has shown no signs of slowing down, scoring more than decent runs in each of his last three games. The kid is showing a lot of promise and we’re going to keep on backing him. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Conclusion

Sydney Thunder have beaten Adelaide Strikers in three of their last four games. That becomes another reason for us to back them in this duel.

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