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Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars Betting Tips 30/12/2021

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 27th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Perth Scorchers take on Melbourne Stars at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne on December 30 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 1:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers’ unbeaten start finally came to an end at the hands of Sydney Thunder on Tuesday.

The reason for their surprise defeat was a rare off-night for their bowlers, who combined to concede 200 runs. In particular, fast bowler Andrew Tye had an uncharacteristic meltdown as he was thrown out of the game during his second over for bowling consecutive beamers. To put things into perspective, Tye is the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, with 11 scalps to his name. Others, too, did little to wrap themselves in glory, with Mitchell Marsh conceding 50 (two wickets) in his four and Ashton Agar 35 and going wicketless.

Marsh had a forgettable day during the run chase as well, scoring a laborious six off 10. Colin Munro did contribute an unbeaten 43-ball 64 but it wasn’t enough.

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars defeated Brisbane Heat in their last game — a high-scoring encounter — and snapped a run of two-straight defeats.

The victory would have brought relief to the Melbourne faithful but it does not hide the fact that they still had problems in that game.

One such cause of concern was the fact that it was a two-man show as Joe Clarke and Hilton Cartwright did a bulk of the scoring. In fact, eight of their 11 batters did not even manage to get into double figures.

Then, the fact that even though they had Brisbane on the back foot from the very start, they still let them get to 187, which showed that their ball hurlers were not able to go for the kill.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Perth Scorchers Melbourne Stars
PariMatch 1.63 2.24
PariPesa 1.652 2.33
Sportsbet.io 1.65 2.26
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Perth are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Perth priced at 1.63 and Melbourne at 2.24. Paripesa has Perth available for 1.652 and Melbourne for 2.33. Lastly, Sportsbet has Perth priced at 1.65 and Melbourne at 2.26.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Perth to win @1.652

Now that the needless pressure/attention of extending the unbeaten run is gone, Perth can relax a bit and play their natural game and maybe even start a new win streak. They are, without a doubt, a better side than Melbourne. Their bowling did desert them in the last game but it was an exception rather than the rule. We side with the Scorchers here. The odds have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Colin Munro to score more than 21.5 runs @ 1.87

The last time Melbourne Stars hosted Perth Scorchers, Colin Munro scored an unbeaten 30-ball 46. He has also been in good form this season and scored an unbeaten 64 in the last game. We expect the leftie to be among the runs again. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.

Conclusion

The last game’s loss has made Perth Scorchers appear invincible but they are still an outstanding unit and certainly better than several others. We expect them to bounce back.

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