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Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Predictions & Tips - Strikers to repeat victory over Stars

  • Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers predictions for Friday’s Big Bash cricket match
  • The match will be played at the MCG at 8.15 GMT
  • Adelaide Strikers have won 5 of the last 6 matches against the Melbourne Stars.
  • The Strikers are the value bet to win again
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Predictions & Tips - Strikers to repeat victory over Stars

  • Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers predictions for Friday’s Big Bash cricket match
  • The match will be played at the MCG at 8.15 GMT
  • Adelaide Strikers have won 5 of the last 6 matches against the Melbourne Stars.
  • The Strikers are the value bet to win again
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news


Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers Predictions


The Strikers won by five wickets on Monday to make it five wins in the last six matches against the Stars. The Adelaide side are backed to repeat the win at the MCG.

  • Melbourne Stars have lost 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Adelaide Strikers have won 5 of their last 6 matches against the Melbourne Stars.
  • Adelaide Strikers have won 2 of their last 3 matches.
  • The Strikers' Wes Agar is the second leading bowler in BBL10 with 17 wickets.

Head To Head


Adelaide Strikers hold a 7-5 advantage from 12 previous matches against Melbourne Stars. The Strikers have won five of the last six meetings. 

The Strikers won by five wickets on Monday, chasing down 150 with six balls to spare.

Melbourne Stars Form


Melbourne Stars have a fight on their hands to make the BBL10 finals after losing five of their last six matches.

The Stars have gone down to Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Hobart Hurricanes, Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers during their recent slump. The solitary win came in a rematch against the Hurricanes.

The last match was the loss to the Strikers at the start of the week. Marcus Stoinis (47) and Nic Maddinson (48 not out) got the Stars to 149/7 at the Adelaide Oval.

In the run chase, Phil Salt (31) and Jono Wells (36) contributed to keep the Strikers ahead of the curve. Ryan Gibson's 22 not out from 13 balls sealed the victory.

Melbourne Stars Injuries & Team News


The Stars left out Billy Stanlake from the last game against his former side. The big quick is likely to come back into the side with Sam Rainbird or Liam Hatcher in danger.

Ben Dunk has left the Stars since the last game, but had been a bit part player this season. Nathan Coulter-Nile remains a doubt with injury.

Adelaide Strikers Form


The Adelaide Strikers returned to winning ways with victory over the Stars on Monday to move back into the top four in the BBL standings.

Wes Agar (2/19), Daniel Worrall (2/28) and Rashid Khan (2/29) all contributed with the ball to restrict Melbourne to 149/7.

Phil Salt got his side off to a good start with 31, and Alex Carey (21) and Jake Weatherald (19) both got starts before being dismissed. 

It was Jono Wells (36) and Ryan Gibson (22 not out) who got the Strikers home to make it two wins in their last three matches.

Adelaide Strikers Injuries & Team News


Rashid Khan will be a big loss after departing for international duty with Afghanistan. The spin focus will fall onto Danny Briggs.

Peter Siddle will come back into the side after missing the game earlier this week. 

Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers

What is the Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers best bet?

The Strikers have won five of the latest six matches against the Stars and are backed once again.

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Verdict

The Strikers have had the wood over Stars in recent head to heads and offer the value again, even without star spinner Rashid Khan.

Wes Agar can continue to excel with the ball for the Strikers.

Best Bet: Strikers Win Match Result @120.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Wes Agar Top Strikers Bowler @250.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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