Thunder vs Sixers betting tips

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Betting Tips

The Sydney Thunder take on the Sydney Sixers at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on 13th January 2021 at 13:45 IST. These two teams have not faced each other this season. The Sixers and the Thunder have been the teams to beat this season, each winning six of their nine games so far. Hence, this would be an interesting contest.

Sydney Thunder Form & Team News

The Sydney Thunder are placed 2nd in the points table with 21 points. The Thunder have won six matches, and have lost just three this season. They have an exceptional record at the Manuka Oval this season having won five of their six matches at this venue. The Thunder lost their last league match against the Perth Scorchers, and would be looking to bounce back with a win against the Sixers.

The batsmen have been in good form for the Thunder, Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have scored 269 runs and 239 runs respectively so far in the tournament. Callum Ferguson and Sam Billings have played some vital knocks with the bat. Daniel Sams could be drafted back into the team if he gets fit. Sams was hit on his helmet in the game against the Brisbane Heat and had to miss the game against the Scorchers. Tanveer Sangha has been the pick of the bowlers this season for the Thunder, picking up 15 wickets. Ben Cutting, Chris Green, and Nathan McAndrew are likely to lead the bowling attack.

Sydney Sixers Form & Team News

The Sydney Sixers sit comfortably at the top of the table with 25 points. The Sixers have won six games out of nine this season. This would be the first game for the Sixers at the Manuka Oval. The middle order has been firing for the Sixers, and will be the key to their success in this match as well. In their last league match, the Sixers won a nail-biter against the Brisbane Heat. This will be their first encounter with the Thunder in this season of the BBL.

Daniel Hughes has been in good form lately for the Sixers, and has scored 264 runs at an average of 33.00 this season. Daniel Christian has been the go-to player both with the bat and bowl for the Sixers. In their last match against the Heat, Carlos Brathwaite picked up four wickets and the Sixers won the match of the last ball. The bowling line-up is likely to consist of Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird, and Jake Ball. The Sixers have performed well with this team combination, and thus are likely to field the same eleven for the match against the Thunder.

Odds by Casumo

The Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder have equal odds of winning the match according to the Casumo sportsbook. The Sixers and the Thunder both are placed at 1.90 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

In the Sydney derby, the Sixers have won 11 matches whereas the Thunder have managed to win six. Both the teams have won the same number of matches this season, and are placed at the top of the table. Considering the current form, the Sixers have a little edge over the Thunder.

Tip 1: Player’s Total Runs – Usman Khawaja – Over 23.5

Usman Khawaja has been in great touch this season. He has scored 239 runs at an average of 29.88 including 32 fours, which is the most for any batsman this season. In his Big Bash career, Khawaja has played seven matches for Thunder against the Sixers, where he has managed to score 199 runs at an average of 39.80. In this season, his last five scores have been 26, 49, 0, 48, and 37. Khawaja has been the in-form batsman for the Thunder and has played well at the Manuka Oval this season, his last two scores here were 37 and 34. In T20s, Khawaja has scored runs at an average of 29.80. So it is more likely that Usman Khawaja will score more than 23.5 runs at 1.87 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Highest Opening Partnership – Sydney Thunder

The opening pair of Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales have opened the innings for the Thunder in all the nine matches so far this season. They have scored at an average of 36.00 runs this season. The pair also holds the record for the highest opening partnership this season with a score of 89 runs against the Melbourne Stars. In the last two matches at the Manuka Oval, the pair of Khawaja and Hales have stitched opening partnerships of 89 and 70 runs. Meanwhile, the Sixers have opened the innings with Josh Philippe and Jack Edwards in all of their nine matches this season. The pair have managed to score at an average of 18.00 runs, with their last two scores being seven and nine runs. So, it is very likely that the Sydney Thunder openers will score more runs at the fall of the first wicket at 1.76 odds available on the Casumo sportsbook.


Both the teams have performed equally well and are the top two sides in the tournament so far. But the Sixers are in great touch going into this match and are likely to win. This is going to be a well-fought Sydney derby. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above

  1. Player’s Total Runs – Usman Khawaja – Over 23.5 @ 1.87
  2. Highest Opening Partnership- Sydney Thunder @ 1.76

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