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Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips 05/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 34th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Brisbane Heat take on Sydney Sixers at Carrara Oval on Jan 5 (Wednesday). The match is to begin at 3:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Brisbane Heat

This fixture was supposed to be played earlier but was delayed at the last moment and rescheduled for Wednesday after several Brisbane Heat players tested positive for Covid-19.

The players affected by the virus outbreak have not been named so it’s unknown who would be unavailable tomorrow. However, one man certain to miss out is England’s Tom Abell, who has a knee injury.

The game may be a good opportunity for the Heat to try their new signing Fakhar Zaman. 

The Heat will take some confidence into this game, thanks to their win over Hobart Hurricanes in their last match. Xavier Bartlett and Mujeeb ur Rehman were the stars that night for taking four and three wickets respectively. 

Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers were dealt only their second loss of the season in their last game when Perth Scorchers got the better of them but only just.

The Sixers started the game well and at one point had the Scorchers reeling at 69 for 5 before Aaron Hardie (45) and Ashton Agar (29) showed resistance and got their team to a fighting total of 143-8.

In reply, the Sixers suffered a nightmare start and were 16 for 4 at one point. Dan Christian’s one-man show kept the two-time defending champions in the hunt. He scored 73 of his team’s 133 runs but fell in the second-last over, which practically dashed their hopes.

The Sixers have not been affected by the virus ravaging the rest of the league but they have lost England’s James Vince, who has to link up with his national teammates. He wasn’t in good form anyway so his departure wouldn’t matter much.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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Sydney are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Sydney priced at 1.54 and Brisbane at 2.37. Paripesa has Sydney available for 1.575 and Brisbane for 2.428. Lastly, Sportsbet has Sydney priced at 1.60 and Brisbane at 2.34.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sydney Sixers to win @ 1.60

Sydney did lose their last game but it was to the highflying Perth. Even that game went down to the wire. Sydney have a clean bill of health, while Brisbane don’t. The identities of their players sidelined with the virus are not known but whoever they are, their unavailability will leave their side depleted. Therefore, we side with Sydney here. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Daniel Hughes to score more than 19.5 runs @ 1.87                                       

The last game between these two sides was played on an awful deck but before that when they met in Jan 2021, Sydney’s Daniel Hughes scored 51 off 35. The 32-year-old hasn’t had the best of campaigns this season, scoring just a single fifty to go with multiple failures. This would be the perfect moment for him to find some more runs and get his confidence going. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Conclusion

Both the last two matches between these sides have been decided on the final ball, with Sydney taking the slim W. It shows that their recent matches have been close. Even then, we have greater faith in Sydney’s winning pedigree and talent.

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