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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips - Sixers tipped for victory in Big Bash clash

Value on Philippe and Smith in run scoring markets
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars
Sydney Sixers won their last match against the Melbourne Stars (Getty Images)

The Melbourne Stars face the Sydney Sixers at the MCG to secure a place in the Big Bash final. Form suggests the Sixers are great value in the win market while Josh Philippe and Steven Smith's recent form deserves to be backed.

Melbourne Stars Form


The Melbourne Stars topped the BBL table after the round robin stage but have lost their last three matches. Complacency perhaps took hold but momentum is often difficult to wrestle back in the short format of the game.

It has become clear over recent matches that the Stars are heavily reliant on tournament leading run scorer Marcus Stoinis and the brilliance of Glenn Maxwell. The Stars were woeful in their last match at the MCG, losing by 71 runs to the Brisbane Heat.

Chasing a total of 186 runs the Stars fell for 115 runs as their batting troubles continued.

Melbourne Stars Team News


The Melbourne Stars have lost Sandeep Lamichhane to international duty while they are waiting on the fitness of star bowler Haris Rauf.

Sydney Sixers Form


The Sydney Sixers won their last three matches of the Big Bash round robin stage to secure second spot on the table.

The Sixers won their last game by seven wickets. Chasing 175 runs at the SCG against the Melbourne Renegades, Josh Philippe scored 61 runs while Steven Smith top scored with 66 runs to steer them home.

Smith can be backed at 3.75 to be the Sixers best batsman while Philippe can score over 23.5 runs at 1.83. In the kind of form the Sydney Sixers find themselves they should be backed to win at 2.00.

Sydney Sixers Team News


The Sydney Sixers have arguably the best bowling line-up in the competition while Steven Smith has slotted right back in after international duty. They are unlikely to make any changes.

Steven Smith
Steven Smith showed his value on the big occasion with 66 runs in his last BBL match (Getty Images)

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Head to Head


Three of the last four matches between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers have gone the Stars way, but it is the Sixers who won the last match. At the SCG the Sixers scored 143 runs while the Stars only managed 125 runs to lose by 18 runs in a rain shortened match.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Betting Odds


Melbourne Stars are favourites at 1.80 to win while the Sydney Sixers can be backed at 2.00. The best batsman market may be popular with the Stars’ leading run-scorer Marcus Stoinis valued at 2.87 and Glenn Maxwell at 4.00.

For the Sixers, Steven Smith is priced at 3.75, James Vince at 4.33 and Josh Philippe at 5.00. In the over/under runs market Philippe can be backed to go over 23.5 runs at 1.83.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Match Up


The big match-up will be between the Sydney Sixers star-studded bowling line-up and the Melbourne Stars batsmen who have flattered to deceive in recent matches. On the other side Steven Smith and Josh Philippe are in superb batting form and the Stars will need to get them early.

Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe has scored 50+ runs in his last two BBL matches (Getty Images)

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Stats


  • Melbourne Stars have lost their last 3 BBL matches.
  • Sydney Sixers have won their last 3 BBL matches.
  • Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars in their last BBL match.
  • Sydney Sixers’ Josh Philippe has scored 52 and 61 in his last 2 BBL matches.
  • Sydney Sixers’ Steven Smith scored 66 runs in his last BBL match.

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The Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Big Bash match will be held at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

When is the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Big Bash match being played?

The Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Big Bash match will be held on 31 January 2020 at 08:15 GMT.

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Verdict

The Sydney Sixers are tipped to win their fourth match in a row with Josh Philippe backed to score over 23.5 runs. Steven Smith scored 66 runs in his last Big Bash match and is backed at 3.75 to be the Sixers best batsman.

Best Bet: Philippe Over 23.5 Over/Under Runs Market @-120.48 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Win Tip: Sydney Sixers Win Market @100 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Sydney Sixers Best Batsman Tip: Steven Smith Sydney Sixers Best Batsman Market @275 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units

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A 4 unit win on the match with Josh Philippe scoring 34 runs and the Sydney Sixers winning by 43 runs. Steven Smith fell short of being the Sixers best batsman after scoring 24 runs.
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