Big Bash Final: Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Betting Tips

The defending champions Sydney Sixers take on the Perth Scorchers in the final of Big Bash League 2020-21 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on 06 February 2021 at 14:10 IST. This is the second BBL final in a row for the Sixers while the Scorchers are participating in their sixth final in the BBL history. These were the top two sides in the league stage of the tournament, and the final is expected to be an exciting contest.

Sydney Sixers Form & Team News

The Sydney Sixers finished at the top of the points table with 36 points with nine wins from 14 matches. The Sixers outplayed the Scorchers in the qualifier and had won the match by 9 wickets to move on to the final and host the match in their home ground at the SCG. The Sixers are in good form as a team and are expected to perform well in the final. 

The pair of Josh Philippe and James Vince has been in prolific form and has set the tone for the team at the top. Vince has now scored 422 runs at an average of 34.00. Also, he scored a match-winning unbeaten knock of 98 runs against the Scorchers in the qualifier. In the middle-order, Daniel Christian has constantly played match-winning knocks for the Sixers. The bowling department has not clicked lately for the Sixers and they would want to rectify the same in the final. While Carlos Brathwaite and Steve O’Keefe have been economical, Ben Dwarshuis has picked up 21 wickets in the competition so far. The Sixers performed well in all the departments in their last match against the Scorchers and are most likely to go into the final match unchanged.

Perth Scorchers Form & Team News

In the league stage of the tournament, the Perth Scorchers finished second in the points table with 32 points from 14 matches with eight wins. After losing the qualifier to the Sixers, the Scorchers came back strongly to beat the Brisbane Heat by 49 runs in the challenger. The Scorchers will look to come hard at the Sixers in the final and will look to win their fourth BBL title. 

The Scorchers missed Jason Roy at the top due to injury against the Heat. But Cameron Bancroft lived up to his reputation and provided a solid start alongside Liam Livingstone who ended up scoring 77 runs in the match. Livingstone has been in great touch this season and has scored 381 runs at an average of 29.31. Though Jhye Richardson has been the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 27 wickets, Jason Behrendorff has been very economical and has been consistent. Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, and Fawad Ahmed are most likely to make-up the bowling line-up. Jason Roy is likely to be fit for the finals and is expected to replace Cameron Bancroft in the playing eleven.

Odds by Casumo 

The Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers have equal odds to win the final match according to the Casumo sportsbook. The Sixers and the Scorchers are both placed at 1.90 odds. 

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Our Tipster’s Angle

This will be the first match of the tournament to be played at the SCG. Traditionally, the SCG has been the home ground for the Sixers, and they have performed well here. Also, the Sixers have won two out of the three games played against the Scorchers this season. In the qualifier, the Sixers comprehensively defeated the Scorchers by 9 wickets. Considering the current form and the home ground advantage, the Sixers have an edge over the Scorchers. 

Tip 1: Total Opening Partnership – Perth Scorchers – Over 23.5

The Scorchers tasted success after changing things at the top of the batting order. Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone have performed exceptionally well at the top and their average first wicket partnership in the last three innings has been 47.00. Roy had to miss out against the Heat due to injury but Cameron Bancroft made full use of the opportunity and played unbeaten innings of 58 runs and stitched a partnership of 114 runs with Livingstone for the first wicket. Roy is expected to be fit and open alongside Livingstone against the Sixers at the SCG. Considering all these factors, the opening partnership for the Scorchers is most likely to be over 23.5 runs and 1.88 odds are available for the same at the Casumo sportsbook. 

Tip 2: Player’s Total Runs – Josh Philippe – Over 24.5

Josh Philippe is the second-highest run-getter in the tournament with 499 runs at an average of 33.27 with a strike-rate of 150.30. He has now hit 55 fours and 13 sixes this season. In the qualifier against the Scorchers, Philippe scored 45 runs off 28 balls with a strike-rate of 160.71. Philippe has an exceptional record against the Scorchers in the BBL. In seven innings, he has scored 246 runs at an average of 61.50 with a strike-rate of 166.22. Philippe has also been named the player of the tournament for his contributions with the bat in this edition of BBL. Philippe has been the in-form batsman for the Sixers and has been very consistent this season. So, Josh Philippe is likely to score over 24.5 runs against the Scorchers at 1.87 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook. 


The Scorchers have been the most successful team in the BBL with three titles so far. After losing the qualifier against the Sixers, the Scorchers are expected to come back hard in the final match. The Sixers have won the BBL title twice and are the defending champions. This match is expected to be closely fought and we are in for a nail-biting finish to this edition of BBL. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Total Opening Partnership – Perth Scorchers – Over 23.5 @ 1.88
  2. Player’s Total Runs – Josh Philippe – Over 24.5 @ 1.87

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