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Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Predictions & Tips - Sixers backed to win & stay clear at the top

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Ralph Staniforth 21 Jan 2021
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Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Predictions


This Sydney derby should be another tight match. The Sydney Sixers have the momentum with Josh Philippe in the form of his life. The best bet is for the Sixers to win while Josh Philippe is backed to score big again.

  • Sydney Sixers’ Josh Philippe has scored 84 & 64 runs in his last 2 matches.
  • Sydney Sixers’ James Vince scored 52 runs in his last match.
  • Sydney Sixers have won their last 3 matches.
  • Sydney Thunder’s Sam Billings has scored 50 & 83 runs in 2 of his last 3 matches.
  • Sydney Thunder have lost their last 3 matches.

Head to Head


The Sydney Sixers have won three of their last five matches against the Sydney Thunder. Their last match was played just over a week ago and the Sixers won by five wickets on the D/L method.

Sydney Sixers Form


The Sydney Sixers are flying at the top of the BBL table after 11 matches. They are on 32 points, eight clear of second place.

With only three matches to go in the round robin stage of the Big Bash, the Sixers are all but secure of a place in the playoffs. The Sydney Sixers have won their last three matches with the last being a seven wicket win over the Perth Scorchers in Canberra.

The Scorchers batted first and scored 163 runs as Carlos Brathwaite took 2-12 in three overs. Josh Philippe was magnificent is the Sixers innings, scoring 84 off 52 balls to steer the defending BBL champions to victory with an over to spare.

Sydney Sixers Injuries & Team News


The Sydney Sixers have won three in a row but could make changes. Some Australian internationals should be available for selection after their Test series ended.

Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques and Nathan Lyon could come into the side. While the Sixers have momentum, they will also want these players to get some games before the playoffs.

Sydney Thunder Form


Just a week ago the Sydney Thunder were the team putting pressure on their cross-town rivals at the top of the table. Three defeats in their last three matches has however seen them drop to fourth place on the Big Bash table.

Last time out the Sydney Thunder suffered a six wicket loss to the Hobart Hurricanes in Canberra. Sam Billings top scored with 50 runs as the Thunder posted a good total of 177 in their 20 overs.

Despite making a fine start with the ball, the Thunder couldn’t maintain that pressure as the Hurricanes cruised home with two overs to spare. The bowlers had a really disappointing night as no one performed to their usual standards.

Sydney Thunder Injuries & Team News


The Sydney Thunder are unlikely to change too much but may look at moving the batting order around. Sam Billings has been in sublime form and could move up to bat at three. 

Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales will also need to find their form from a few matches ago if they want to keep their team in the hunt.

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder FAQ

What is the Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder best bet?

The Sydney Sixers have won their last three BBL matches while the Thunder have lost their last three. The best bet for this match is a Sixers win.

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Verdict

The Sydney Sixers are on a three-match winning streak and cruising at the top of the table. They won't take this derby lightly and the return of some internationals should see them outclass the Thunder.

Best Bet: Sixers Win Result @-138.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Bet: James Vince Over 21.5 Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units
Best Sixers Batsman Tip: Josh Philippe Best Sixers Batsman @240.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit
Best Thunder Batsman Tip: Sam Billings Best Thunder Batsman @400.00 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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