Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat Match Prediction: January 19, 2021
Match Preview and Odds
Match number 44 in this 10th edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) sees Perth Scorchers take on Brisbane Heat at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. These are two sides who shrugged off a winless first few games and went on to build a nice momentum. It will be the 11th game for both Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat and they might be third and fifth on the points table respectively but they are separated by just one point.
Perth Scorchers have looked solid in the last few games. After suffering three defeats and a washout in their first four games, they got on an absolute roll and brushed aside every team that they faced. They won five games in a row and most of those wins came by big margins. Sydney Sixers did end their winning streak in the last game but that shouldn’t really dent Perth Scorchers. They seem to be on track for a spot in the top five.
On the other hand, Brisbane Heat also lost three games in a row to start this tournament. However, they bounced back well. They have been slightly more inconsistent than Perth Scorchers but despite that, they have managed to gain five wins out of their last seven games. Thus, a couple of wins might well help them seal a spot in the knockouts.
Despite the common way that this tournament has gone for both sides and almost equal head to head record, it is Perth Scorchers who are ahead in terms of winning odds. They have the odds placed at 1.62 while Brisbane Heat have the winning odds of 2.30.
Both teams have been very good in the recent past and they have shown some solid form. Hence, it might be a pretty tight contest and it is tough to predict which side might start as favourites. Both teams have good batting firepower and a couple of excellent bowlers. Hence, it’s all even stevens ahead of this game.
It has been a pretty tight rivalry between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat. It’s been almost neck and neck even after nine seasons. These two teams have faced each other 13 times in the history of BBL. Perth Scorchers have won seven games while Brisbane Heat have won six. No team has really been able to gain a substantial lead or a big winning streak over the other at any point. This is the first time that these two sides are meeting this season.
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