Match 53 in BBL|10 is Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder on 25/1/21, and here we bring you our match preview, latest odds, spread betting, and top prediction on the Strikers Vs Thunder.
Strikers Vs Thunder Betting
- Match Odds – Adelaide Strikers @ 11/10 – Sydney Thunder @ 8/11
- Opening Partnership – Strikers @ Evs – Thunder @ 5/6 – Tie @ 40/1
- #OddsOnThat (Betfair Special) Both Teams To Score 160+ @ 5/6
- #OddsOnThat (Betfair Special) Both Teams To Score 170+ @ 13/8
Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder Match Preview
- Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder is Match 53 in the Big Bash League 2020/21 season, also known as BBL|10.
- The match is on 25th January, and starts at 8.15am (UK time).
- The venue for this fixture is the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. This is officially a home match for the Strikers.
- This is the final group fixture for both these sides in BBL|10.
- Adelaide Strikers sit third in the table on 28 points from thirteen matches.
- Sydney Thunder sit fourth in the table on 27 points from thirteen matches.
- A win for either the Strikers or the Thunder sees them qualify for the play-offs.
- Defeat doesn’t spell the end of the competition, but the loser of this match will be relying on other results to qualify.
Cricket Spread Betting
- Thunder/Strikers – Sell @ 0 Buy @ 8
- Adelaide Strikers – 100-50-0 Index – Sell @ 44 Buy @ 50
- Sydney Thunder – 100-50-0 Index – Sell @ 50 Buy @ 56
For more information about spread betting, check out our cricket spread betting explained page.
Strikers Vs Thunder Head-To-Head
- 24/1/21 – Strikers won by 6 runs
- 1/2/20 – Thunder won by 8 runs
- 31/12/19 – Thunder won by 3 runs
- 21/12/19 – No Result
- 13/1/19 – Thunder won by 71 runs
Adelaide Strikers Vs Sydney Thunder Prediction 25/1/21
By one of the quirks of the fixture compilers, these teams only met in the reverse fixture yesterday. The Strikers won by 6 runs, thanks in the main to a remarkable penultimate over from Peter Siddle.
The wicket seemed a slow scoring one, and Sydney Thunder’s Adam Milne recorded astonishing bowling figures of 1/6 from his 4 Overs.
In the run chase, the Thunder seemed to have the game won, but let nerves get the better of them in the latter part of the match.
Chasing just 160 to win, the Thunder were 73/1 in the 10th Over, and cruising to victory when a double strike from Michael Neser turned the match on its head.
Even then though, Thunder still should have gone onto win.
Onto Monday’s match, and the Strikers batting line up has been reinforced by the return of Travis Head, but it still looks suspect in the middle order.
Head has been steady, but unspectacular since returning. He has the quality to play a big innings, and maybe this could be his time.
For the Thunder, Alex Hales failed in the last match, scoring just 10 runs off 9 balls. This on the back of his brilliant century earlier in the week. He rarely goes two matches without a telling contribution.
While with the ball, Nathan McAndrew was again incredibly expensive. But contrast that with the form of Adam Milne, and it more than evens itself out.
For my prediction, I think it could go either way, but I’m going to go with the Thunder to get the job done this time. I think they just have the edge, with the Strikers’ weak middle order, the main difference between the sides.