The Melbourne Stars play the Brisbane Heat in the 29th BBL05 encounter on Thursday. You can get the latest Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat betting tips & watch its live streaming here.
The match is of huge importance to the home side as they chase a top two place, if not top spot itself, in the final regular season table. Finishing positions that will guarantee a favourable draw in the semi-finals.
The Heat have nothing but their pride left to play for. Just two wins during the season, has left them rooted to the foot of the table, and they were the first team to be eliminated from this season’s tournament.
Victory over the Sydney Sixers in their most recent outing, has at least given the Brisbane based side a chance of avoiding the Wooden Spoon, as they have drawn level on four points with the Sixers. That defeat finally ended the Sydney outfit’s hopes of sneaking into the knockout stage.
The Stars have won four of their six games, that has given them eight points, and they are assured of a place in the semi-finals, thanks to their overall run rate. They trail both the Scorchers and the Strikers by two points, but they do have a game in hand over the Scorchers, who are the defending Champions.
With a trip to Perth to conclude their qualifying fixtures, the Stars know that their destiny is in their own hands. However, having previously made the last four in the first four editions of the BBL, the Stars will be desperate to make the final step and reach a Grand Final.
A top two finish in the table, and the reward of a home semi-final will certainly help them towards that goal.
Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat head to head:
The two sides have met on four previous occasions, with each team winning two of those contests.
Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat betting tips & predictions
Stars to win
Match starts at 7.40 pm local time (0840 hours GMT) on January 14.