Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers Match Prediction: January 23, 2021
- Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers have met 17 times in the Big Bash League with each side winning 8 each and one game ending in a no result.
- The current leading scorer for Melbourne Stars is Mark Stoinis with 333 runs from 9 matches while Glenn Maxwell is the star scorer with 266 runs from 10 matches played so far for Perth Scorchers.
- Recently, Melbourne Stars have won 3 out of their 5 games while Perth Scorchers have won 4 of their last 5 games.
Match Preview and Odds
Both teams coming into this fixture have enjoyed a decent run. The game will see two competitors currently sitting neck-to-neck on the points table slug it out for supremacy on the 23rd of January at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). There is so much to lose for each side and it will be an engaging watch.
At the moment, Melbourne Stars have won 5 out of the 10 games in the season, equally losing 5 and raking in a total of 23 points which place them at 3rd position on the log. This position is hotly contested by Perth Scorchers who have also won 5 games out of the fewer 9 games played, they have 21 points in all and are found at the 4th position on the table.
Melbourne Stars was victorious against local rivals, Melbourne Renegades by 6 wickets. They displayed a consistent all-round performance that saw them cause down a 151 target easily. The game also saw an impressive 43 from 32 deliveries display from Mark Stoinis as well as Nick Larkin and Glenn Maxwell bringing in a combined 49 runs in the game. The game turned out to be a well-fought win for the Stars, as well as a much-needed morale booster.
A major blow was dealt to the Stars, however, as Andre Fletcher was injured in the game. Barring that outcome, they are looking quite comfortable and poised for more wins in subsequent games.
Some of the key players to watch out for in the Stars team are:
The Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, lost their game against the Sixers on Saturday, although they secured a Bash Boost Point all thanks to Liam Livingstone. Late wickets from Jhye Richardson and Fawad Ahmed were u able to overturn the game in favour of the scorchers who ended up losing the game 164-163.
Both teams have great squads, with equally good form coming into the game. We think the game will be hotly contested but Stars will come out on top due to a better match form and a dominance in their batting department.
We predict that the Melbourne Stars will defeat Perth Scorchers.
While betting on the game on 4rabet, it is best to remember that what we have here are the outcomes we think the game will present based on research as they are not set in stone.