The Melbourne Stars travel to Sydney to face the Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), in match 10 of the 2014/16 Big Bash League (BBL) on the 27th December. Here’re the latest Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars betting tips & watch its live streaming here.
Having come up short in their two opening fixtures, the Stars are desperate for a win as they seek to maintain their record of having qualified for the knockout stage of the BBL in every year that the tournament has been held.
The Sixers meanwhile lead the table with two wins from their first three matches. Their only loss to date coming in the tournament opener, the Sydney derby against the Thunder.
Last season’s contest between the Sixers and the Stars was an absolute thriller, which went to a “Super” Over, before the result was decided in favour of the Stars. Their third BBL success against the Sixers, who have just one victory against the Melbourne side to their credit.
The Stars will be without one of their overseas stars, Kevin Pietersen, who will be absent as his wife is due to give birth to their second child. However, there is plenty more power in the Stars line up, with the “Big Show” Glenn Maxwell yet to his straps in this season’s tournament, and another Englishman, Luke Wright try to play more than a short cameo innings.
The Sixers looked an impressive unit in beating the Renegades, with Michael Lumb smashing 63 off of 35 balls, ably assisted by Moises Henriques who was nearly as quick with 62 off of 38 deliveries, and looks fully recovered from injury, which can only bolster the Sixers hopes of a second BBL title to match the Perth Scorchers.
There will be a touch of added spice to the contest, as the Sixers are now coached by Greg Shipperd, who was enticed to take charge of the Sydney side, having spent the first four years of the BBL steering the Stars to four successive semi-finals.
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars head to head
It’s 2-1 in favour of Stars with one other game having ended in a tie and won by the Stars as well.
Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars betting tips & predictions
Stars to win: 5/4
Match starts at 4.10 pm local time (0810 hours GMT) on December 26.