Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips

The Bellerive Oval, Hobart is all set for the season opener of the Big Bash League as the Hobart Hurricanes host the defending champions Sydney Sixers on 10th December 2020 at 13:45 IST. Both the teams will be looking to start the campaign on a winning note.

Hobart Hurricanes Form & Team News

Hobart Hurricanes managed to make it to the playoffs last season, but were knocked out of the Eliminator with a heavy defeat to the Sydney Thunder. Matthew Wade, D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott were sensational with the bat for the Hurricanes last season, scoring 351, 357 and 265 runs respectively and Scott Boland picked up 15 scalps in 10 matches.

The Hurricanes have strengthened their team in both departments, with the addition of Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram and Peter Handscomb have added some power hitting in their batting line up. They have also included the spin wizard Sandeep Lamichhane to add some strength in their spin department. 

Sydney Sixers Form & Team News

It has been a dream season last year for the Sydney Sixers, finishing second on the table and beating the table-toppers twice for their second Big Bash title. Josh Philippe was the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament behind Marcus Stoinis and Alex Hales, he scored 487 runs in 16 matches with a decent average of 37.46 including five half-centuries. Tom Curran had a spectacular season, picking up 22 wickets in 13 innings.

In addition to the previous squad, they have included the firepower of Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian in their batting and Mitchell Starc, Jason Holder, Gurinder Sandhu to strengthen their bowling department. But the Sixers might miss the service of Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Starc as they are part of the Australian test squad.

What do the Odds say?

According to the Sportsbooks, the defending champions are the favorites to win the 2020 Big Bash season opener in Hobart. At the Casumo sportsbook, the odds available for the Hobart Hurricanes are 2.15 and the Sydney Sixers are placed at 1.70 odds. The average sportsbook odds for the match is around 2.10 for the Hobart Hurricanes and 1.71 for the Sydney Sixers.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

With that being said, this is going to be a cracker of a game, with either side having a chance to win this. Both the teams have a well-balanced squad, but the Sydney Sixers squad looks more solid than the Hobart Hurricanes.

Tip 1: Sydney Sixers to win

In the last three head to head matches, both the teams are sitting pretty on one win apiece with one match being abandoned. Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes had a massive 167 run partnership in one of the last three head to head matches, which led to the nine-wicket win for the Sixers. The Hurricanes were able to bundle out the Sixers in the next match. The addition of Carlos Brathwaite and Dan Christian will give the Sixers a much-needed boost in the backend of the innings against the Hurricanes. So, the Sydney Sixers are more likely to win the opening match against the Hobart Hurricanes at 1.70 odds available on Casumo.

Tip 2: Highest Opening Partnership – Sydney Sixers

The Sixers have outscored their opponents for the opening stand in two of the last three matches. The Sixers have scored 149 runs for the opening stand in their last three matches, including one fifty run partnership. The Hurricanes have scored 92 runs for the opening stand in their last three matches, while being outscored by their opponent’s openers in two of the matches. In the last three head to head matches, the Hurricanes have outscored the Sixers for the opening stand in just one match. So, the Sixers openers are more likely to score more runs for the opening stand at 1.86 odds available on 10Cric.


This clash is expected to be a cracker of a match in Hobart. Both the teams will be looking for a win and put up the first two points on the board. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Sydney Sixers to win @ 1.70
  2. Highest Opening Partnership – Sydney Sixers @ 1.85

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