Next up in BBL|10 is the Knock Out, and it’s Sydney Thunder Vs Brisbane Heat on 31/1/21 – here we bring you our match preview, latest odds, spread betting, head-to-head and top prediction on the Thunder Vs Heat.
Sydney Thunder Vs Brisbane Heat Match Odds
- Match Odds – Sydney Thunder @ 8/11 – Brisbane Heat @ 11/10
- Opening Partnership – Thunder @ Evs – Heat @ 4/5 – Tie @ 40/1
- #OddsOnThat (Betfair Special) Both Teams To Score 160+ @ 5/6
- #OddsOnThat (Betfair Special) Both Teams To Score 170+ @ 15/8
- Sydeny Thunder Vs Brisbane Heat is the Knock-Out match in BBL|10.
- The match is on 31st January 2021, and starts at 8.15am in the UK.
- The match is being played at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
- This is last chance saloon for both teams, the losers are out of the competition.
- Sydney Thunder qualified for this match by finishing third in the Big Bash table.
- Sydney have the tournament’s in-form batsman playing for them, Alex Hales.
- Brisbane Heat qualified for this match by finishing fourth in the table, and then beating Adelaide Strikers in the Eliminator match on Friday.
- The Heat beat the Strikers by 6 wickets with 7 balls remaining.
- In the regular Big Bash season, only 2 points separated these two sides.
- The Thunder won eight matches, as opposed to the Heat’s seven wins. The Heat picked up more Bash Boost points.
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Cricket Spread Betting
- Thunder/Heat – Sell @ 3 – Buy @ 11
- Sydney Thunder – 100-50-0 Index – Sell @ 53 Buy @ 59
- Brisbane Heat – 100-50-0 Index – Sell @ 41 Buy @ 47
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Thunder Vs Heat Head-To-Head
- 4/1/21 – Heat won by 5 wickets
- 14/12/20 – Thunder won by 4 wickets
- 6/1/20 – Heat won by 16 runs
- 17/12/19 – Thunder won by 29 runs
- 17/1/19 – No Result
Sydney Thunder Vs Brisbane Heat Prediction 31/1/21
No more chances after this one. The winners go through to play Perth Scorchers in the Challenger Match (semi-final) on Thursday, and the losers are out. Simple as that.
Over the course of the season, the Thunder have probably looked the most impressive of the two teams. But when you get to this stage of a competition, both sides have individuals capable on winning matches single handed.
Probably the most in-form exponent of that art is Alex Hales. At the moment Hales is in the incumbent of the Golden Cap (Big Bash top run scorer), and as his century against the Sixers nine days ago showed, he can produce match winning performances against anyone.
In a further boost to Sydney Thunder’s chances, all rounder Daniel Sams is available again after recovering from the hand injury he received against Hobart earlier in the month.
For Brisbane, they have match winners too. Chris Lynn has had a decent competition, and can produce match winning performances, and now to compliment Lynn, the Heat have Marnus Labuschagne.
Bizarrely, Labuschagne has probably had more impact in the field and with his bowling, than he has had with the bat. Nevertheless, he is a player capable with the bat.
A further boost for the Heat is the return to form with the bat of Jimmy Peirson. The wicket keeper’s knocks did play a large part in the Heat’s recovery from an abysmal start to the campaign, but he has had a couple of blips prior to the win over Adelaide.
This promises to be a tight match, one that could go either way. Sydney Thunder seem to be the slightly more assured of the two sides though.
Even when the Heat win, they seem to always find a way to make it harder for themselves. Even on Friday, they made far harder work of chasing down a modest target than they should have done.
For those reasons, I’m going with the Thunder to win this one.