Match date · 30 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars match prediction

Hobart Hurricanes will square off against Melbourne Stars in match number 16 of the Big Bash League 2019–20 edition at Aurora Stadium in Launceston on Monday 30 December 2019.

I have got cash as gifts for you punters for Monday; now how many of you would want to take it with arms wide open is my question! I am talking about the cracker of a game we have in our hands on Monday between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars. This is the game during which I am going to make you money and trust me when I say this – by the time you read through this entire article you will already be placing your bets on the markets that I am going to suggest. Let’s go!

Maxwell takes the lead

Glenn Maxwell leads his squad to victory

Melbourne Stars to win @ 1.90

Melbourne Stars have gone off to a decent start to their Big Bash League campaign this season. They took off from exactly where they left in the last season being the runners up of this competition. However, Glenn Maxwell and co. will want to go for full Monty this time around and there is no room for negotiation. In three matches Stars have gone on to win two of them and so has the Hurricanes. But the Stars will have an edge over the Hurricanes on Monday due to the fact that the two sides have met 12 times in the past and Stars have emerged victorious in eight occasions. In the last seven meetings, Stars have won five times and they want to add to the tally. SportingBet has odds of 1.90 for Melbourne Stars to win and that is how the result is going to go down.

Short hard hitter

D’Arcy Short to be top batsman for Hobart Hurricanes @ 3.50

D’Arcy Short was the highest run scorer in the previous season of the Big Bash League with a whopping 637 runs in 15 matches at an average of 53.08 and he had six half centuries under his belt. That is not where he stopped – he went on to play for Durham in the Vitality Blast earlier this season and has managed to amass 483 runs in 12 matches at an average of 43.90 and had four fifties to his name. Short has scored 120 runs in three matches at an average of 40.00 and he already has managed to score two half centuries. Going by the numbers, the hard-hitting left-hander is going to be the top batsman for Hobart Hurricanes this season as well. Sky Bet is offering odds of 3.50 for Short to be the top batsman against Melbourne Stars and you should ideally grab that chance before anyone benefits from that.

Stars odds with positive EV

Melbourne Stars to hit more sixes @ 1.95

Melbourne Stars are going to hit more sixes and they are going to help you earn almost double the money that you are going to invest on this market. Don’t stress out as I am going to tell you the reason why I chose Stars to hit more sixes over Hurricanes. In the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League, both teams have played three matches each but the difference in six-hitting is remarkable! Stars have piled up 21 sixes in just three games compared to Hurricanes’ eight. The two sides have met 12 times (as we are already aware of that fact) and in these many occasions Melbourne Stars have hit 54 sixes compared to Hurricanes’ 40. Stars and Hurricanes have not met at this venue before and it will be interesting to see how things pan out. But going by the current six-hitting form, it is Melbourne Stars who is looking to run away with the baton. Betfair Exchange is offering odds of 1.95 for Stars to hit more sixes than Hurricanes and that is the likely outcome.