Thunder vs Sixers betting tips

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips

The Sydney Sixers take on the Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on 22nd January 2021 at 13:45 IST. The Sixers have been the team to beat this season, and are sitting comfortably at the top of the points table. The last time these two sides played against each other, the Sixers won the match comfortably by five wickets. The Thunder will be looking to win this match and improve their playoff qualification chances.

Sydney Sixers Form & Team News

The Sydney Sixers have won eight matches and lost just three this season out of the 11 matches played. With 32 points including eight bash boost points, the Sixers are the current table toppers. This would be their first game at the Adelaide Oval this season. In their last league match, the Sixers thrashed the Perth Scorchers by seven wickets.

 Josh Philippe has been the best batsman so far in the tournament and is currently the leading run-scorer. James Vince has shown his class in the recent matches, and he has now scored 255 runs with a strike-rate of 129.44. Daniel Christian has shone with his all round performance and has played some match-winning knocks. Even the bowlers have come to the party for the Sixers. Carlos Brathwaite, Steve O’Keefe, and Jackson Bird have performed well and are likely to be part of the starting eleven. The Sixers have tasted success with this team combination and are likely to field the same eleven for the match against the Thunder.

Sydney Thunder Form & Team News

The Sydney Thunder are currently placed third in the points table with 23 points. They have won six matches but have lost five this season. They have now lost three matches in a row and will be looking to make a comeback into the tournament. The Thunder lost their last league match against the Hobart Hurricanes and will be looking to bounce back in the game against the Sixers.

Top-order has been in great touch for the Thunder. The pair of Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja has scored a lot of runs at the top. Also, Callum Ferguson and Sam Billings have played some vital knocks in the middle. Daniel Sams has been exceptional for the Thunder in the last few games. He has scored 199 runs with a strike-rate of 191.35. Lately, the bowling department has not clicked for the Thunder, and they would be looking to improve on the same. Tanveer Sangha has been the pick of the bowlers this season for the Thunder, picking up 18 wickets. The Thunder would look to make some changes in the bowling line-up against the Sixers.

Odds by Casumo

The Sydney Sixers are favorites to win the match against the Sydney Thunder according to the Casumo sportsbook. The Sixers are placed at 1.85 odds, while the Thunder are placed at 1.95 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The Sydney derby has produced some exciting matches in BBL history. The Sixers have won twelve matches whereas the Thunder have managed to win only six. The Thunder are not clicking as a team and have now lost three games in a row. The Sixers on the other hand are on a three-match winning streak and are performing well as a team. Considering the current form, the Sixers have a little edge over the Thunder.

Tip 1: Player’s Total Runs – Josh Philippe – Over 25.5

Josh Philippe is the leading scorer in the tournament with 421 runs at an average of 38.27. He has now hit 46 fours and ten sixes this season. In the last match against the Thunder, Philippe scored 64 runs with a strike-rate of 177.78. He has been in great touch this season and has played a vital role in the success of his team. His last three scores have been 84, 64, and 7. Philippe has been the in-form batsman for the Sixers and has been consistent this season. Considering all these factors, Josh Philippe is likely to score over 25.5 runs against the Thunder and 1.87 odds are available for the same on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Total Opening Partnership – Sydney Thunder – Over 24.5

In all the eleven matches so far this season, Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales have opened the innings for the Thunder. Their average opening partnership this season has been 39.63. In their last encounter against the Sixers, the pair of Hales and Khawaja put together a partnership of 44 runs. Hales and Khawaja are the in-form batsmen for the Thunder and have scored 352 and 268 runs respectively this season. In the recent games, they have been very consistent and their last three partnerships were 64, 44, and 30. Considering all these factors, the total opening partnership for the Sydney Thunder is likely to be over 24.5 runs and 1.88 odds are available for the same on the Casumo sportsbook.


The Sixers have been consistent this season but the Thunder have lost track lately. The Thunder have to perform well to reach the playoff stage. But the Sixers are well-positioned and their key players are performing well. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Player’s Total Runs – Josh Philippe – Over 25.5 @ 1.87
  2. Total Opening Partnership – Sydney Thunder – Over 24.5 @ 1.88

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