Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips 15/12/2021

December 14, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips 15/12/2021

Teams Status

Melbourne Stars

The manner in which Melbourne Stars opened their campaign – with a massive defeat to Sydney Sixers – it had seemed as if this was going to be a long season for them. However, two straight wins, both over the lesser Sydney side that is the Thunder, have quickly erased the sting of that painful loss.

The last of their two wins was the more impressive one as they won with six wickets and almost three overs to spare. 

Andre Russell played a crucial role in that game, scoring 42 off just 21 balls in a successful run chase of 156. Afghan leggie Qais Ahmed was also brilliant, giving away just 17 runs in his four overs and picking up two important wickets. He and Adam Zampa form a rare twin leggie combo in the league, although the latter was not at his best in this particular game.

Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers felt hard done by in their loss to Hobart Hurricanes, with Moises Henriques expressing his disapproval of the fact that his team couldn’t use both overs of the Power Surge due to rain.

Henriques even used the word “robbed” and called for fairer rules. “I still don’t see why you can’t have an over and then four balls in the next over that are under Surge rules, and just play two balls that aren’t. It would make more sense, and I think it would be fairer for all the teams.”

Fair or not, truth be told, that extra Surge over would not have made a world of difference as the target of 196 in 18 overs was always going to be a mountain to climb.

Henriques’ fingers should actually be pointed towards his own bowlers, especially the English imports Chris Jordan and Tom Curran, both of whom collectively leaked 97 runs in their eight overs for just two wickets.

It definitely did seem like a one-off performance from the Sydney bowling unit as usually, they are very cunning and miserly with the runs.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Melbourne Stars Sydney Sixers
PariMatch 1.83 1.91 1.97 1.84
PariPesa 1.868 2.01
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The favorite and the underdog for this Big Bash League fixture vary from book to book. Parimatch has Melbourne priced at 1.83 and Sydney at 1.91. Sportsbet has Melbourne available for 1.97 and Sydney for 1.84. Lastly, Paripesa has Melbourne priced at 1.868 and Sydney at 2.01.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sydney Sixers to win @ 2.01

Sydney Sixers have completely dominated this fixture in recent years, winning each of their last five meetings. Their star bowlers did have an off night in the last game but they still remain one of the better bowling units in the competition, not to mention two-time reigning champions. We back them to get back to winning ways, after all, it’s not very often that you get to back the Sixers at underdog odds. The odds have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Josh Philippe total runs over 22.5 @ 1.87

Josh Philippe has been in pretty good nick of late. In fact, with the exception of his failure in the Hurricanes in their first game on Dec 8, Philippe has seldom failed in his last 10 innings in all formats. The man has hit a purple patch and there is no reason to believe he’d slow down anytime soon. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


One big loss should not dent the Sixers’ reputation too much. They are still the side to beat and the best in the competition until someone takes that tag away from them. We side with the Sixers.

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