Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips

The Manuka Oval in Canberra is set to host yet another cracking encounter between the Sydney Thunder and the Melbourne Renegades on 26th December 2020 at 12:40 IST. The Sydney Thunder will be looking to make it three in a row, while the Melbourne Renegades will be in the hunt for their second win of this season.

Sydney Thunder Form & Team News

After a loss to the Melbourne Stars, the Sydney Thunder have bounced back really well with wins over Brisbane Heat and the Perth Scorchers. Both the wins came while batting second.  The Thunder were brilliant last season, despite of finishing in the sixth position, they managed to win the Eliminator, Qualifier, Knockout and eventually losing out to the Melbourne Stars in the Challenger. 

The inclusion of Adam Milne and the debutant Oliver Davis was a big positive for the Thunder, with both of them contributing to a winning cause. Adam Milne along with Daniel Sams and Tanveer Sangha adds even more depth to their bowling attack. With the experience of Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson and Ben Cutting along with Oliver Davis, their batting also looks pretty solid. 

Melbourne Renegades Form & Team News

After putting up a brilliant all-round performance with both bat and ball in the first match, the Melbourne Renegades were nowhere near a decent performance thereafter. The Renegades bowlers were exceptional in the first match but went the distance in the second, where they conceded over 200 runs and failed to defend a decent total in the third. After a horrendous performance with the bat in the second match where they were bowled out for just 60 runs, they managed to put up a decent score on the board in the match against the Adelaide Strikers.

The Renegades skipper Aaron Finch is likely to come back to the playing XI, which will strengthen their batting. With Sam Harper and Rilee Rossouw getting some runs in the last match will boost their confidence coming into this one. Mohammad Nabi and Beau Webster need to give better finishing touches for the Renegades to put up a huge total on the board or while chasing a big one. Considering their average bowling attack, the batting has to do much of the talking.

Odds By Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, the Melbourne Renegades are the favorites to win the match. The Renegades are placed at 1.85, while the Sydney Thunder are placed at 1.95. There isn’t much to separate between the two sides.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

The Melbourne Renegades are the favorites just because they have a better head to head record against the Sydney Thunder. But the current form suggests that the Thunder are looking better than the Renegades.

Tip 1: Sydney Thunder to win

In the last three head to head matches, the Melbourne Renegades have won two and the Sydney Thunder have won just one match. But the past is past, and the current form will give an entirely different dimension. The Thunder have won two out of the three matches played, while the Renegades have won just one match out of their three matches. And also the Thunder are coming into this match with a two match winning streak, the Renegades on the other hand are coming with a two match losing streak. So, it is evident that the Sydney Thunder are more likely to win the match at 1.95 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Highest Opening Partnership – Melbourne Renegades

The Sydney Thunder have been outscored for the opening stand in all the three matches played this season despite of the explosive opening pair. They managed to score just 28 runs for the opening stand in three matches, while conceding 101 runs for the opening stand. The Renegades on the other hand have scored 86 runs for the opening stand, while conceding just 15 runs and haven’t been outscored by their opponents for the opening stand this season. So, it is more likely that the Melbourne Renegades will score more runs at the fall of the first wicket at 1.85 odds at the Casumo sportsbook.


Even if the odds are against the Sydney Thunder, they are looking like a pretty solid side and are likely to snatch a win here. Also, the Melbourne Renegades are expected to put up a good fight. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Sydney Thunder to win @ 1.95
  2. Highest Opening Partnership – Melbourne Renegades @ 1.85

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