The potential underdog of the series Adelaide Strikers will take the match at home against the current leaders of the ladder Melbourne Stars this week. Stars already has a guaranteed spot at the top two and they just need to keep the momentum and defend their place, while Strikers will try to climb back to the second spot after this match. It’s your chance to be the first to catch early predictions and fresh odds before the actual match, plus win amazing prizes and bonuses all at the same time only here at 12BET Sportsbook!
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Date and Time: Thursday, January 22, 2020, 3:25 PM (GMT+8)
Strikers have bounced back from a lost to Brisbane Heat 114/3 (15.2) 114 – 110/10 (19.0) 110 when they won back-to-back games against the same opponent Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes last time. They currently sit on the 3rd place of the ladder with 13 points from winning 6 and losing 4 of 11 games they played in the league. This is the first time that Strikers displayed consistent strength in the league with Travis Head and Alex Carey performing impressively in their previous matches, while Wes Agar and Peter Siddle on the bowling attack is making a way for them to stay on top.
Possible XI: Salt, Weatherald, Head(C), Carey (WK), Wells, Short, Neser, Rashid, O’Connor, Agar and Siddle.
Stars will head to this match defeated by Sydney Sixers 143/4 (14.0) 143 – 125/5 (14.0) 125 that broke their 8 straight games win since being beaten by Adelaide Strikers b 5 runs. They will head to this match with a win in their last 5 recent games including their last 5 away games. Despite the lost, they remain on the top of the ladder with 20 points from winning 10 and losing 2 of 12 matches they played. Marcus Stoinis also remain the standout batsman this season with 585 runs so far alongside Hilton Cartwright.
Possible XI: Stoinis, Cartwright, Larkin, Maddinson, Maxwell(C), Handscomb (WK), Merlo, Zampa, Lamichhane, Morris and Worrall.
In the last 10 head to head matches in BBL competition 2011-12 to 2019-20, both teams won 5 matches each.
Prediction: Adelaide Strikers Will Win This Match
Adelaide Strikers 2.16 – Melbourne Stars 1.69
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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