Big Bash League (BBL10): Sixers vs Heat Betting Tips

January 9th 2021, 10:54am, By: Billy Bestford

BBL10 Sixers vs Heat Preview

Once again the Big Bash returns to the Gold Coast as the high-flying Brisbane Heat take on the 2nd-placed Sydney Sixers. This match looks set to be a tight one between two sides who are in form and looking to cement their spot in the BBL finals.

The Heat come into this one off an impressive win against the Melbourne Stars in a rain-affected match at this ground on Thursday Night. The return of Chris Lynn has done wonders for the Heat, with the skipper belting 48 off 23 to lead his side to the win the other night.

Meanwhile, the Sixers have mixed their form of late, winning two of their last four games but still look to jump to the top of the table with a win tonight. Josh Philippe and Jordan Silk have been in great touch while their bowlers continue to perform well.

The performance of the above mentioned players is going to be a crucial factor in the outcome of the match. Whatever happens, this one looks set to be a beauty. Check out our BBL betting tips and preview for the match below!

BBL10 Sixers vs Heat Preview & Betting Tips

Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast 7:15pm AEDT

Sixers Squad: Moises Henriques (c), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince

Heat Squad: Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory

Match Prediction

This is going to be a tough one to predict with two sides who are both playing well. I’m going to side with the Heat in this one based purely on the fact they are riding a massive wave of momentum. They’ve won their last three matches to fly up the ladder into 5th position and it doesn’t look like they are done just yet. The Sixers have been up and down recently but are aided by the great start to season they have had which holds them in good stead for the finals.

The Heat have looked a different side since Chris Lynn returned from injury and it just seems like they are playing with so much more confidence. Lynn offers his obvious hitting ability but his captaincy and experience are so crucial in a relatively inexperienced team.

I like to back teams who are in-form and on a roll in these short format tournaments and I think the Heat are a massive chance to keep their winning streak going here. It is also worth noting that the underdogs have won eight of the last nine matches between these two teams which bodes well for the Heat’s chances.

The Sixers have struggled with the bat in recent matches, being bowled out for 97 in their last match against the Scorchers. That will obviously be weighing heavy on the minds of the Sixers’ bowlers when they come up against one of the more improved bowling teams in the competition.

Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Jack Wildermuth have been excellent in the Heat’s last few wins. Steketee just knows how to take wickets in this format and tops the wicket-taker charts at the time of writing with 15, while Mujeeb and Wildermuth just keep getting better as the tournament goes on. The Sixers batsmen will have a tough night against a side who know how to bowl well at this ground.

I think the Heat are a great price in the match and look a good bet as the bookies’ outsiders. Chris Lynn will again lead the way with the bat and there won’t be many players in the Sixers side who can slow him down.

Sydney Sixers Prop Bet

It’s pretty hard to tip against Josh Philippe to top score for his team in this match. Philippe has once again had an outstanding Big Bash campaign and sits second on the run scorer charts with 266 to his name.

In a side who don’t necessarily have many big hitters, Philippe has the ability to play shots all around the ground and will be looking to get his team off to a flying start. Philippe smashed 48 off 30 odd balls the last time he played against the Heat and will back himself against their bowlers.

He has been solid throughout almost every match this season and has been getting starts recently without going on with a massive score. Usually a big score will follow after a few starts like Philippe has had and he won’t want to throw away his chance at one here.

Brisbane Heat Prop Bet

No real prizes for guessing where I am looking here, but Chris Lynn has to be included in this preview. He has exploded back into form since returning from injury and looks so comfortable at the crease at the moment.

The Heat skipper is averaging over 40 in the tournament and has belted 12 sixes in only four appearances. With his side riding a wave of momentum Lynn will feel less pressure to perform than usual and seems to be just enjoying his cricket. When Lynn is relaxed and confident there is no bowling side in the world which can stop him once he gets going.

Similar to Philippe and the Sixers, there aren’t too many other big names in the Heat lineup who stand out and Lynn might not need to big of a score to get us over the line here.

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