The 40th match of the Big Bash League will take place between the Melbourne Stars and the Adelaide Strikers, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Friday, the 15th of January.
Earlier in the 36th match of this season, where the Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers played the first game of this season, the Strikers won against the former by 5 wickets held at Adelaide Oval. Adelaide Strikers sits on the first half of the points table having played 10 matches and securing victories over 5 and losing 5 matches out of it. On the other hand Melbourne Stars sit on the bottom of the points table having played 9 matches out of which they managed a win on 3 and lost the rest 5. Over the years the Stars and Strikers have faced each other 11 times out of which the Stars have won 5 matches and the Strikers rest 6. I have assorted the best bets from the market to put your money on. Take a look!
Starting off with the first bet, considering the teams current form Adelaide Strikers are running in favour of a win being placed at the third spot on the points table this season. The last match that Strikers and Stars played against each other, Adelaide Strikers stole the thunder by 5 wickets. Over the years looking at the last five matches statistics, the Strikers have faced the Stars, the Strikers have won 4 matches in total. Though the Melbourne Stars have always managed a win while playing at their home ground but looking at the current statistics, Adelaide Strikers stand at a better chance of winning. LeoVegas has offered odds of 2.08, which is a slightly higher bet to double your money for Adelaide Strikers to win the match.
Melbourne Stars have hit a total of 60 sixes (6,5,14,10,6,11,6,8) this season from 7 matches played, while Adelaide Strikers have been able to hit 46 sixes (7,5,2,2,7,1,3,7,8,4) from 10 matches. That is an average of 8.57 sixes per match for Melbourne Stars and 4.6 sixes per match for the Adelaide Strikers that they hit. In the last match the team faced each other, Melbourne Stars gathered a total of 8 sixes whereas the Strikers hit only 4 sixes. The Stars have likely hit sixes 5 times against their opponents this season. Players like Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran and Hilton Cartwright have contributed to 14,14,13,8 sixes this season. While Jake Weatherald has contributed 14 six,which being the highest for Adelaide Strikers followed by Phillip Salt at 8 and Alex Carey at 7. Bet365 has offered odds of 1.66 for Melbourne Stars to hit most 6s.
Considering the current form and season the Melbourne Renegades have an opening partnership of 174 from 8 matches, whereas Adelaide Strikers have an opening partnership of 236 from 10 matches played so far. To look at it this way, Andre Fletcher and Marcus Stoinis who open for Melbourne Renegade have played 7 matches so far, and they have managed to score a total of 170 runs from their opening partnership averages at 24.58 runs per match. On the other hand, Philip Salt and Matthew Renshaw, who open for Adelaide Strikers, have played 6 matches together have scored 167 runs which averages to an opening partnership of 27.83 per match. Adelaide Strikers have conceded a total of 263 runs from 8 matches,which averages to 32.87 while the Stars have conceded a total of 263 runs again from 10 matches which averages to 26.3. So it is safe to say that Adelaide Strikers have a better stand of winning in this bet. Bet365.com has offered odds of 2.00 for Adelaide Strikers to get the highest opening partnership.
Adelaide Strikers to win the match- @2.08 (LeoVegas.com)
Melbourne Stars to hit most Match 6's - @1.66 (Bet365.com)
Adelaide Strikers To Get The Highest Opening Partnership - @2.00 (Bet365.com)