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Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips 06/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 36th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Perth Scorchers take on Sydney Thunder at Carrara Oval on Jan 6 (Thursday). The match is to begin at 3:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Perth Scorchers

Perth Scorchers sit six points clear at the top of the BBL table, thanks to their slim win over direct rivals Sydney Sixers in their last game.

The 10-run win becomes even more impressive as it came after they were wobbling at 69 for 5 batting first. Aaron Hardie (45) and Ashton Agar’s (29) late heroics got the team to a half-decent 143 for 8 on a bowler-friendly Carrara Oval deck.

Then, their pace trio of Lance Morris, Tymal Mills, and Andrew Tye ripped through the Sixers batting unit. The one-man they could not uproot early was Dan Christian (73), who nearly won the game by himself.

If it wasn’t for Tye’s dismissal of Christian in the penultimate over, Perth would likely have lost.

This would likely be Mills’ final game for Perth in this stint as he has to link up with his national team. Mitchell Marsh and Josh Inglis are already with the Australia side. Meanwhile, batter Nick Hobson and pacer are sidelined due to Covid protocol, which means that Perth are currently quite light.

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder have quietly put together a sequence of three straight victories and are arguably the biggest challengers to the Sixers-Scorchers duopoly in the league right now.

They were missing several players in the last game and would still be missing them here but despite that, they managed to comfortably beat Adelaide Strikers in their last game.

The architects of their win were opener Matthew Gilkes (93 off 57) and newly recruited Pakistan pacer Mohammad Hasnain, whose three-wicket maiden in his very first over wrecked Adelaide’s top order and they never truly recovered.

Virus-hit Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Tanveer Sangha, and Sam Whiteman are again out sidelined. Also missing will be England’s Sam Billings and Saqib Mehmood, both of whom have returned home.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Perth Scorchers Sydney Thunder
PariMatch 1.65 2.15
PariPesa 1.658 2.31
Sportsbet.io 1.65 2.24
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Perth are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Perth priced at 1.65 and Sydney at 2.15. Paripesa has Perth available for 1.658 and Sydney for 2.31. Lastly, Sportsbet has Perth priced at 1.65 and Sydney at 2.24.


Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sydney Thunder to win @ 2.31

We’re making a bold decision here. Perth have been the best side so far this season and to go against them requires cajones, especially after they’ve just beaten two-time defending champions Sydney Sixers. But while both the teams have lost several players, we think that Sydney have brought on more decent reinforcements. Therefore, we like them on underdog odds of 2.31 provided by Paripesa.

Tip: Total runs in the highest scoring over of the match under 18.5 @ 2.02

The Carrara Oval deck was incredibly seamer-friendly in the last game, with Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers – two teams with considerably batting talent – combining for a mere 276 runs. With the batsmen likely to struggle for runs, we think that this bet of there being no more than 18.5 runs in the highest scoring over of the match makes sense. The odds have been sourced from Paripesa.

Conclusion

The Scorchers are strong but the Thunder have momentum on their side and they do boast three victories in their last five meetings. A small punt on the lesser Sydney side could be fruitful.

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