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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Tips - Back the Thunder to win again

  • The Sydney Thunder host the Melbourne Renegades at Manuka Oval on Boxing Day
  • The Melbourne Renegades are slight favourites for the match
  • The Thunder are tipped to win again after a strong start to the season
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Callum Ferguson can lead the Thunder to victory (Getty Images)

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Tips


The Sydney Thunder have recorded back-to-back victories and can make it three in the row against the Melbourne Renegades at Manuka Oval.

  • The Sydney Thunder have won two of three matches this season.
  • The Thunder won their latest match by seven wickets.
  • Callum Ferguson top scored with 61 not out.
  • The Renegades have lost their last two matches.
  • The Renegades suffered another heavy defeat to the Hurricanes last match.

Head to Head


The Renegades have won nine of 11 matches over the Thunder. It is the Renegades' most dominant record over any team in the Big Bash League.

Sydney Thunder Form


The Sydney Thunder took out their latest match in controversial fashion against the Perth Scorchers on Tuesday to make it two wins from three this season.

Following a massive edge to the keeper that was given not out, Usman Khawaja was the victim of heavy scrutiny. But that didn’t matter to the Thunder as they won by a convincing seven wickets.

Captain Callum Ferguson controlled the chase with an unbeaten 61, while was well supported by debutant Ollie Davies and Ben Cutting who both unleashed with some big hitting.

Thunder Team News


The Thunder aren’t expected to make many changes to their side ahead of their match against the Renegades.

Star bowler Daniel Sams has been playing well and has been well supported by recruit Ben Cutting, who has thrived in his move away from the Brisbane Heat.

Melbourne Renegades Form


After a massive win in their opening game of BBL10, the Renegades have struggled for form in two heavy defeats since.

Boasting the experienced Shaun Marsh at the top order, the Renegades have yet to get going with the bat. Marsh and young batsmen Jake Fraser-McGurk in particular have struggled for form.

Keeper Sam Harper was a lone shining light after a terrific innings in their last match against the Hurricanes, scoring 66 not out. 

That was more than the entire Renegades team scored in their record 145-run loss to the Sydney Sixers two games back.

Renegades Team News


The Renegades will be boosted by the likely return of captain Aaron Finch to provide support to Shaun Marsh at the top of the order.

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Verdict

The Sydney Thunder have recorded consecutive wins and can make it three in a row against a struggling Renegades side. 

Captain Aaron Finch is set to return to the Renegades and will have a point to prove for his side.

Best Bet: Sydney Thunder Match Result @-105.26 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Batsmen Tip: Aaron Finch Top Renegades Batsman @210.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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