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Big Bash League Final & Tips - Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers

  • Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers predictions for Saturday’s Big Bash League final.
  • The two sides finished 1st and 2nd in the regular season
  • Perth Scorchers have won 2 of the 3 BBL finals played against Sydney Sixers.
  • Match preview, predictions, and latest team news.
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Sydney Sixers and the Perth Scorchers clash in the Big Bash League Final (Getty Images)
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Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers Tipss


These two sides finished first and second in the regular season and will play off for the BBL title. Bookmakers have this as a coin-flip game. 

It is a 50-50 game, but the Scorchers are the ones I'm siding with. Perth were back to their best in the win over the Heat, and I'm expecting a much-improved performance this weekend.

Liam Livingstone returned to form and is backed for runs again. Fellow Englishman James Vince can top score again for the Sixers.

  • Sydney Sixers are two-time BBL winners and the reigning champions.
  • Sydney Sixers have won 5 of their last 7 matches in BBL10.
  • Perth Scorchers have won 2 of the 3 BBL finals played against Sydney Sixers.
  • Perth Scorchers are three-time BBL winners.
  • Perth Scorchers have won 9 of their last 12 matches in BBL10.

Head to Head


Perth Scorchers hold an 11-8 head advantage over the Sydney Sixers.

The Sixers won two of three meetings this season, including the BBL Qualifier last Saturday with a one-sided nine-wicket win.

The Scorchers won by 86 runs in a one-side game in Perth before the Sixers gained revenge with a seven wicket win in Canberra.

Sydney Sixers Form


The Sydney Sixers finished the Big Bash League on top of the standings after winning the final game against Melbourne Stars.

The Sixers secured a place straight through to the final when defeating the Perth Scorchers by nine wickets in the Qualifier last Saturday.

Sydney restricted Perth to 167/6 with a disciplined spell of bowling at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

A brilliant 98 not out from James Vince, 45 from Josh Philippe and 21 not out from Daniel Hughes saw the Sixers win with three overs to spare.

It was a fifth win in their last seven games and continued a hugely consistent season from the Sixers.

Sixers Team News


The Sydney Sixers had raised the possibility of bringing in test bowler Mitchell Starc for his first game of the season in the final.

But that has been ruled out and the Sixers are expected to name the same team that defeated the Scorchers last weekend.

Perth Scorchers Form


Perth Scorchers bounced back from the heavy loss to the Sydney Sixers by getting the better of Brisbane Heat in Thursday's BBL Challenger.

The Scorchers had lost two in a row having gone down to the Brisbane Heat to miss out on top spot. Then Perth lost to the Sixers in comprehensive fashion.

The late loss of opener Jason Roy failed to derail the Scorchers against the Heat. Replacement Cameron Bancroft struck 58 not out while Liam Livingstone (77) and Mitch Marsh (49 not out) got Perth to 189/1 in 18.1 before rain arrived.

Brisbane were set a tough 200 in 18 overs and, but for an early blast, were never in danger of reaching it. They finished on 150/9 with Aaron Hardie claiming three wickets.

Scorchers Team News


Cameron Bancroft stepped in for Jason Roy in the win over the Heat, but he will lose his place if Roy is fit.

Otherwise, the Scorchers will stick with the same team that has served them well for most of the season.

Big Bash League Final FAQs

Where is the Big Bash League Final taking place?

It will be held at the SCG in Sydney.

When is the Big Bash League Final?

The BBL10 final is on Saturday, February 6 and starts at 7.40pm AEDT.

Where can I watch the Big Bash League Final live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Big Bash League Final live stream.

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Verdict

The Sixers have won two of the three clashes this season with last Saturday's emphatic victory securing home advantage in the final.

But I'm backing the Scorchers to win a thriller having regained their mojo in Thursday's Challenger win over the Heat.

Best Bet: Scorchers Win Match Result @-111.11 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Top Runscorer: James Vince Top Sixers Batsman @275.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit
Top Runscorer: Liam Livingstone Top Scorchers Batsman @275.00 at PlaySugarhouse Sport - 1 Unit

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