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Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Predictions & Tips - Scorchers to edge a thriller in BBL

  • Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers predictions for Saturday's Big Bash League match.
  • The match is being played at the MCG (8.15am GMT).
  • Perth Scorchers have won 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • The Scorchers are tipped for another victory on Saturday.
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
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Jhye Richardson has been in top form with the ball (Getty Images)
Gary Emmerson 22 Jan 2021
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Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Predictions


Both sides can edge closer to the finals with a win. The Scorchers are in a rich vein of form and can continue winning ways against a Stars side which threw away victory against the Renegades in their last game.

  • Melbourne Stars have lost 6 of their last 9 matches.
  • Melbourne Stars’ Marcus Stoinis has scored 34+ runs in 5 of his last 6 matches.
  • Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers are locked at 8-8 in head to head results.
  • Perth Scorchers have won 7 of their last 8 matches.
  • Scorchers bowler Jhye Richardson took 4/33 against the Hobart Hurricanes on Friday.

Head to Head


These two sides have won eight times each in 16 previous meetings. The Perth Scorchers have won four of the last six matches, but have dropped the last two to the Melbourne Stars.

The Stars won both meetings last season with an eight-wicket victory followed by a 10-run win. This is the first clash this season after the reverse fixture was washed out.

Melbourne Stars Form


The Melbourne Stars continue to be inconsistent with Glenn Maxwell's side throwing away victory over the Melbourne Renegades on Wednesday.

The Stars looked poised to record a sixth win of the campaign after posting 158/6. Nick Larkin (61 not out) and Marcus Stoinis (37) were key with the bat.

With the Renegades reduced to 15/2 and 97/5 with just 4.3 overs remaining, the game was the Stars' to lose. But that was what they did as wayward bowling cost them.

Mackenzie Harvey (47 not out from 21 balls) and Beau Webster (22 not out from 9 balls) sealed a dramatic victory for the Renegades.

Melbourne Stars Team News


Nathan Coulter-Nile returned from injury in the last game and took 3/41, although he was disappointing with his death bowling.

Fellow quick Liam Hatcher could be rested after he was also expensive in the closing overs. Billy Stanlake is expected to come back into the Stars attack.

Perth Scorchers Form


Perth Scorchers are on a roll, notching a seventh win in their last eight games on Friday with a 22-run victory over Hobart Hurricanes.

Since losing to Sydney Sixers three games back, the Scorchers have thumped the Brisbane Heat by 59 runs at Manuka Oval and defeated the Hurricanes at Marvel Stadium.

Every department of the Scorchers side is firing with Josh Inglis (58) top scoring this time in 179/8 against the Hurricanes.

Jhye Richardson continued his hot form with the ball. His 4/33 helped limit Hobart to 157/8 in the run chase.

Perth Scorchers Team News


The Scorchers will not be tweaking a winning line-up. Mitch Marsh returned as a specialist batsman against the Hurricanes with Cameron Bancroft dropping down to the bench.

Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers FAQs

What is the Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers best bet?

Perth Scorchers are in top form with weapons with both ball and bat. The can continue winning ways and march towards the finals.

Where can I watch the Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers live stream.

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Verdict

The Scorchers are the complete package at the moment. With runs coming from Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro and Josh Inglis, they have the strongest top order in the competition.

Facing an inconsistent Stars bowling attack, Perth look set for an eighth win in nine games.

Best Bet: Perth Scorchers Win Match Result @-125.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Top Perth Bowler: Jhye Richardson Top Scorchers Bowler @225.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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