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Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Tips - Back Thunder as the value bet

  • Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers tips for the Big Bash League match from Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday (8.15am GMT).
  • Sydney Thunder have won 4 of the last 5 matches against the Perth Scorchers are are tipped to win.
  • Read on for our match preview and predictions.
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The Thunder have had the better of things against Scorchers in recent meetings (Getty Images)

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers Prediction


Sydney Thunder have had the measure of Perth Scorchers in four of the last five clashes and they are tipped to win once again on Tuesday.

  • Sydney Thunder are 1-1 for the season after winning their last match.
  • Thunder's Daniel Sams struck 65 from 25 balls to win the match against Brisbane Heat. 
  • Sydney Thunder have won 4 of their last 5 matches against Perth Scorchers.
  • Perth Scorchers have started the season with a defeat and no-result.

Head to Head


The Scorchers lead the head to head 6-5, but the Thunder have won four of the last five clashes. That includes a 7-wicket win via DLS last season.

Sydney Thunder Form


The Sydney Thunder fell 22 runs short in their opening match against the Melbourne Stars in Canberra, but bounced back with a notable win over Brisbane Heat last time.

The Thunder restricted the Stars to 169 runs and looked on target to win after the early dismissal of Usman Khawaja. Alex Hales and Callum Ferguson scored 46 and 54 runs respectively but the Thunder failed to build on that and ended on 147-9.

It looked like a similar story chasing 179 after the Heat had scored 178/6 batting first. With Thunder 22/3 and 80/5, their backs were against the walls. That was until Daniel Sams struck 65 not out from 25 balls to win the game with seven balls to spare.

Perth Scorchers Form


The Perth Scorchers went down by seven wickets to the Melbourne Renegades at the Blundstone Arena in their opener, losing with three and a half overs to spare.

Batting first the Scorchers could only muster 130 runs. Big things were expected from Colin Munro but he was out off the third ball as lower order batsman, Aaron Hardie top scored with 33 runs.

The Scorchers performed much better with the bat against the Melbourne Stars with Munro scoring 49 in a total of 158/6. But the game was abandoned and the points shared with the Stars 10/1 when rain came in Launceston.

Team News


The Sydney Thunder are set to hand New Zealand quick Adam Milne a BBL debut after he overcame an ankle injury. Spinner Tanveer Sangha could be the one to make way.

Perth Scorchers are likely to be unchanged with opener Liam Livingstone still not available while he quarantines.

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers

What is the best bet for Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers?

The Thunder are overpriced and the value bet to win the match.

Where can I watch the Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers live stream online?

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Where is Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers being played?

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers is being played at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia.

When does Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers kick off?

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers kicks off at 08:15 GMT on Tuesday 22 December 2020.

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Verdict

Sydney Thunder's recent record against Perth Scorchers makes them the value. Scorchers opener Colin Munro was amongst the runs last time and can be backed for another strong innings.

Best Bet: Colin Munro Over 23.5 Colin Munro Runs @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Thunder to Win Match Result @115.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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