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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips, Preview & Odds - Stars to make it two from two

  • Canberra hosts the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League on Saturday
  • Melbourne Stars won their opening match while the Thunder have yet to play
  • Glenn Maxwell continued his international form in the opening match by scoring 46 runs
  • The Stars reached the final of the BBL last season
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Glenn Maxwell scored 46 runs against the Brisbane Heat in the Stars opening match (Getty Images)

Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder meet in a Big Bash match in Canberra on Saturday. The Stars won their opening match and that bit of momentum could be the catalyst towards another win against a Thunder team who have yet to play.

Melbourne Stars Form


The Melbourne Stars ended last season as runner-up in the Big Bash after losing out in the final to the Sydney Sixers.

This season has started well with the Melbourne Stars winning their first match by six wickets against the Brisbane Heat in Canberra. 

The Heat batted first but Nathan Coulter-Nile was magnificent with the ball as he took 4-10 in 3.5 overs for the Stars. This allowed them to restrict the Brisbane Heat to a below par total of 125 runs.

The Melbourne Stars were always favourites to chase that down but they did themselves no favours early on. Marcus Stoinis was dismissed off the second ball while Andre Fletcher and Ben Dunk followed soon after.

Hilton Cartwright and Glenn Maxwell steadied the ship, both of them scoring 46 runs as they took the Stars to victory.

Melbourne Stars Team News


The Melbourne Stars are likely to stick with the same side that won their opening match.

Sydney Thunder Form


The Sydney Thunder had an inconsistent season last year in the BBL as they finished fifth with six wins and seven defeats. They do however have players who can cause major damage, particularly on the batting side.

Callum Ferguson captains the side with two English players in Sam Billings and Alex Hales in their squad. Ben Cutting offers something with both bat and ball while Chris Green will look to back up his recent international call-up with a few good performances.

Chris Tremain, Daniel Sams and Adam Milne will offer plenty to the bowling side of things as the season goes on. The Thunder look a very balanced outfit and will surely be sitting among the top teams come the end of the season.

Sydney Thunder Team News


Sydney Thunder will hope Alex Hales can find some form at the top of the innings. He has not had the best of time of late, but he was the Thunder’s top run scorer last season.

There will be a reliance on regular stalwarts such as Alex Ross and Daniel Sams.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Head to Head


The Melbourne Starss have won four of their last five matches against the Sydney Thunder. The Stars won their last match by 28 runs last season.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Odds


Melbourne Stars are priced at $1.61 to win with the Sydney Thunder paying $2.30 with Sportsbet.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Match Up


This match has the makings for an absolute cracker. Both teams possess some dangerous batsmen but it is Glenn Maxwell who has hit some ominous form in recent weeks. Not allowing him to settle will be the first priority for the Thunder bowlers.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Stats


  • Melbourne Stars’ Glenn Maxwell has scored 40+ runs in 5 of his last 7 limited overs innings’.
  • Melbourne Stars’ Marcus Stoinis topped the run scoring charts in BBL09.
  • Melbourne Stars’ Hilton Cartwright scored 46 runs in his last match.
  • Melbourne Stars have won 4 of their last 5 matches against the Sydney Thunder.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder FAQ

When is the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder match being played?

The Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder is being played on Saturday 12 December 2020.

Where is the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Big Bash match being played?

The Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder match is being played in Canberra, Australia.

Where can you watch Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder live stream online.

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Verdict

The Melbourne Stars are backed to win their second match in a row with Glenn Maxwell set for more runs.

Best Bet: Stars Win Result @ at BetMGM - 4 Units
Best Thunder Batsman Tip: Alex Hales Best Thunder Batsman @ at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Best Melbourne Stars Batsman Tip: Glenn Maxwell Best Melbourne Stars Batsman @ at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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