Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars – BBL Betting Tips
Host Adelaide Strikers will be looking to continue their excellent form when they take on Melbourne Stars in the 39th match of the 2022 Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval.
In the previous game, Adelaide Strikers registered a comfortable win over Perth Scorchers, courtesy excellent performances from Fawad Ahmed, Peter Siddle, Ian Cockbain and Matthew Short. With this result, Adelaide Strikers are lying at fifth position with 20 points to their name.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars managed to deliver a clinical performance to beat city-rivals Melbourne Renegades. The franchise will have to win their remaining three fixtures to have an outside chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
In the previous meeting between the two teams, Melbourne Stars registered a comfortable win over Adelaide Strikers.
Melbourne Stars Form and Team News
The team management might stick with the same XI that featured against Melbourne Renegades. In the batting department, the side will be relying on Captain Glenn Maxwell, wicket-keeper Joe Clarke, Nick Larkin, Beau Webster, Joe Burns and Hilton Cartwright to deliver the bulk of the runs.
In the previous match, Glenn Maxwell led from the front with the bat and notched up a splendid half-century to help Melbourne Stars register a comfortable win over Melbourne Renegades.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Haris Rauf, Qais Ahmed and Brody Couch to deliver timely breakthroughs.
Adelaide Strikers Form and Team News
The home side is expected to make changes to their final XI for this game. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Matthew Short, Henry Hunt, Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly and Jake Weatherald to deliver timely breakthroughs.
In the previous match, Ian Cockbain was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 35 not out off 24 balls with the help of five fours. He was well supported by Matthew Short, who produced a crucial score of 34 runs off 28 balls with the help of four fours and one six.
In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Matthew Short, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle and Fawad Ahmed to provide crucial breakthroughs.
Odds by Casumo
According to the Casumo sportsbook, Melbourne Stars will be clear favorites to win the thirty-nine game of the 2021-22 Big Bash League be played at Adelaide Oval.. For the 39th BBL game, Adelaide Strikers is placed at 2.25 odds, while Melbourne Stars are at 1.58 odds
Our Tipsters Angle
Based on current form, Adelaide Strikers will fancy their chances of beating Melbourne Stars in this home fixture. With likes of Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed and Matthew Short in excellent form, the home side will be looking to deliver a pitch-perfect performance with bat and ball.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars will need to maintain their standards with bat and ball in order to compete with Adelaide Strikers.
Therefore, the prediction is for Adelaide Strikers to register a hard-fought win over Melbourne Stars.
Tip 1- Adam Zampa to continue his decent form for Stars
Leg-spinner put in a splendid bowling performance for Melbourne Stars in the previous match against Melbourne Renegades. He bowled exceedingly and finished with figures of 2 for 18 in his four overs. With 8 wickets at an economy rate of 7.58 so far this season, Zampa will be looking to do well against Adelaide Strikers. Given his splendid performance in the previous match, we can expect Leg-spinner Adam Zampa to take one wicket or more against Adelaide Strikers@2.50
Tip 2- Matthew Short eye a decent score against Melbourne Stars
With scores of 27 and 34 in his two previous matches, Matthew Short will be keen to deliver a notable score against Melbourne Stars. With 326 runs at a strike rate of 152.33, Short is currently leading the batting charts for Adelaide Strikers. Given his decent contributions with the bat, we can expect opener Matthew Short to score 15 runs or more against Melbourne Stars@3.00
Expect Adelaide Strikers to beat Melbourne Stars by a narrow margin at Adelaide Oval.
- Leg-spinner Adam Zampa to take one wicket or more against Adelaide Strikers- Melbourne Stars@2.50
- opener Matthew Short to score 15 runs or more against Melbourne Stars- Adelaide Strikers@3.00