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Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Predictions & Tips - Hurricanes backed to win crucial BBL match

  • Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes predictions for Tuesday’s Big Bash T20
  • The match will be played in Melbourne at 05:10 GMT
  • I am backing the Hobart Hurricanes to qualify for the playoffs with a victory
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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The Hobart Hurricanes must win this match against the Renegades to qualify for the Big Bash playoffs (Getty Images)
Ralph Staniforth 25 Jan 2021
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Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes Predictions

D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade have found run scoring form at just the right time for the Hobart Hurricanes. With the playoffs on the line, I’m looking at a Hurricanes victory with Short and Wade to get among the runs.

  • Melbourne Renegades have lost 10 of their last 13 matches.
  • Melbourne Renegades’ Sam Harper has scored 63, 39 & 57 in his last 3 matches.
  • Hobart Hurricanes’ D’Arcy Short has scored 43 & 72 runs in his last 2 matches.
  • Hobart Hurricanes’ Matthew Wade scored 86 runs in his last match.

Head to Head

The Hobart Hurricanes have won their last four matches against the Melbourne Renegades. Their last match was earlier this season where the Hurricanes were comfortably winners by six wickets.

Melbourne Renegades Form

The Melbourne Renegades have nothing to play for with this being their final match of the season. They are in last place on the BBL table with no hope of climbing.

In their last match the Renegades went down by 26 runs to the Brisbane Heat in Melbourne. Bowling first, the Melbourne Renegades allowed the Heat to get off to a flyer and eventually post 173 in 20 overs.

The response from the Renegades was like it has been all season. Sam Harper scored 57 runs but no one else really supported him. They were eventually bowled out for 147 with more than an over to go.

Melbourne Renegades Injuries & Team News

The Melbourne Renegades will look to end the season on a high with a similar team that played in the last match.

Their squad doesn’t allow for many changes but Marcus Harris could come in. He is available after returning from international duty.

Hobart Hurricanes Form

The pressure is on the Hobart Hurricanes ahead of this clash. They are currently placed fifth (the final playoff position) but defeat will almost certainly mean the Hurricanes miss out on the playoffs.

The Hobart Hurricanes put in a massive performance in their last match to stay in the playoff race. Batting first in Melbourne, the Hurricanes posted a total of 188 against the Sydney Sixers.

Matthew Wade smashed 86 and D’Arcy Short 72 runs in a huge 145-run opening partnership.

The Sydney Sixers pushed the Hurricanes all the way in the field but eventually fell seven runs shy on 181 runs. It was a crucial win for the Hurricanes to give themselves hope going into the final match.

Hobart Hurricanes Injuries & Team News

The Hurricanes will certainly go with their strongest lineup. It is a all or nothing match with victory taking them to the playoffs.

The return of Australian captain, Tim Paine should see him come into the side, most likely for Will Jacks. Peter Handscomb missed out on the last match and could come in for Tim David.

Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes FAQ

What is the Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes best bet?

The Hobart Hurricanes are in a must-win situation while the Renegades are rock bottom with 10 defeats in 13 matches. The best bet is for the Hurricanes to win. 

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The Hobart Hurricanes are backed to win this encounter while D'Arcy Short is tipped to score over 24.5 runs. Matthew Wade hit 86 runs in his last innings and is backed to be the Hurricanes best batsman.

Sam Harper is tipped to be the Renegades' top scorer after scoring 39+ runs in successive innings.

Best Bet: Hurricanes Win Result @-163.93 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: Short Over 24.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best Hurricanes Batsman Tip: Matthew Wade Best Hurricanes Batsman @275.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Best Renegades Batsman Tip: Sam Harper Best Renegades Batsman @333.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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