Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips 26/12/2021

December 24, 2021
Zohaib Ahmed
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Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips 26/12/2021

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 20th fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Sydney Thunder take on Sydney Sixers at Sydney Showground Stadium on December 26 (Sunday). The match is to begin at 12:35 pm IST.

Teams Status

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder have two defeats to Melbourne Stars sandwiched between two wins over Brisbane Heat.

In their last game, they thrashed the Heat by 53 runs in a win that owed a great deal to two Englishmen: Sam Billings and Saqib Mahmood.

Billings’ 64 off 27 helped Sydney amass 196, whereas Mahmood’s four-for helped Sydney skittle Melbourne at 143.

Apart from these two, Tanvir Sangha has been in pretty decent form for the Thunder and currently sits at the number four spot in bowling charts with eight wickets in four games.

Sydney Sixers

After that one, rare slip-up against Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Sixers are back on track and streaking again.

Since that loss, the Sixers have defeated Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers, and although neither was a dominant win, it got them the points, which is all that matters.

Pakistan allrounder Shadab Khan has joined the Sixers, and not just for a few games but for the entire campaign that remains.

The Sixers were in a spot of bother after losing Ben Manenti to a season-ending injury and Steve O’Keefe was also on the sidelines with a calf niggle. They had also lost Tom Curran to an injury while Chris Jordan has flown back home too. Thus, Shadab’s arrival gives them a timely boost.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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PariMatch 2.12 1.70 2.14 1.71
PariPesa 2.05 1.778
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The Sixers are obviously the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has the Sixers priced at 1.70 and the Thunder at 2.12. Sportsbet has the Sixers available for 1.71 and the Thunder for 2.14. Lastly, Paripesa has the Sixers priced at 1.778 and the Thunder at 2.05.

Tip: Sydney Thunder to win @ 2.14

It’s no secret that the Sixers are the far more illustrious side, while the Thunder have always lived under their shadow. Think of Arsenal versus Tottenham kind of situation here. That said, the Sixers have been rocked with several injuries of late. Shadab boosts them but would he be enough to cover for all that his new team has lost? We don’t think so. The Thunder batting, meanwhile, packs a lot of power. We think they have more than a decent chance here. The odds have been sourced from Sportsbet.

Tip: Alex Hales to score more than 23.5 runs @ 1.87

After a slow start, Alex Hales is coming back in form and has scored 28 and 35 in his last two innings. With the Sixers’ bowling department missing a bunch of regulars, now would be the time for the big Englishman to unleash a Halestorm. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


As dominant as the Sixers have been otherwise, it’s not like they never lose to the Thunder. They did lose the last time these two met and it was a sizable defeat too. That, plus injuries makes us root for the Thunder here.

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