Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder – Today’s BBL Match Predictions & Odds (4th January 2023)

It’s the table-toppers clash as Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder lock horns for the 29th match of the league. The Scorchers are in red-hot form and have lost just one game. It will be a challenge for the Sydney Thunder, however, they have to do what it takes to dethrone the defending champions. 

Here are the match details:

  • Match Date and Time: 4th January 2023, 3:45 PM IST
  • Venue: Perth Stadium
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23

Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Perth Scorchers to win at 1.65

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder – Big Bash League match prediction

The Scorchers have been on-song so far this season, having lost just one game out of their six match-ups. They played the Melbourne Renegades previously and clinched yet another victory. Being asked to bowl first, Andrew Tye’s 3/32 restricted the Renegades to a mere 155/6. Aaron Finch top-scored with his 48-ball 65. While chasing, former Proteas skipper Faf Du Plessis gave the perfect start with his 29-ball 39. Following that, Cameron Bancroft’s 32-ball 46 & Josh Inglis’ 34-ball 47 helped Scorchers win by 5 wickets.

On the other hand, Sydney Thunder played Hobart Hurricane on New Year’s eve and ended the year positively. Being asked to bat first, Sydney came out all guns blazing. Alex Hales smashed a scintillating 45-ball 75 which was followed up by Oliver Davies’ staggering 32-ball 65. The duo helped their side set a ginormous target of 229. In reply, Matthew Wade fought bravely with his 30-ball 67 but went in vain. The Hurricanes succumbed to the likes of Brendan Doggett, whose 4/35 helped bundle them out for just 166.

It was a jolly new year for both teams but it’s now time for them to face the music. Surprisingly, going head-to-head, Sydney Thunder has won 8 games compared to Perth Scorchers’ 7 wins. In their past five encounters, Sydney has won four of them. These stats and past form gives them the edge. However, In today's big bash match prediction, we predict Perth Scorchers to be the winner. 

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Perth Scorchers – BBL match prediction

The defending champions have been in sublime form but need to be focused going into this encounter. They haven’t been able to do much about the Thunders recently but their batsmen are capable to break their streak. Plenty will be riding on Josh Inglis and skipper Ashton Turner. The former has amassed 344 runs in just 9 games with a strike rate of over 150. On the other hand, the latter has produced 233 invaluable runs in the past 10 matches with a strike rate of 147. 

What has always worked for them is their bowling department. Andrew Tye and Jhye Richardson are the duos to watch out for. The former has a whopping 19 wickets in the past 10 matches while the latter has 17 wickets in his 9 games. They both are also the joint second-highest leading wicket-takers of the league so far, with 13 wickets in just 6 matches. They are an extremely strong side and will be difficult to beat.

Squad: Faf Du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis(w), Ashton Turner(C), Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou

Sydney Thunder – BBL match prediction

Despite their strong head-to-head results, beating the in-form Perth Scorchers will be a task. Although, they do have a variety of players that can produce a win out of thin air. The pair of Alex Hales & Alex Ross will be on the watch out. In 10 games, the former has 321 runs while the latter has contributed 172. In the bowling department, Daniel Sams will be key as he has bagged 14 wickets in his past 10 games. He will be accompanied by the likes of skipper Chris Green & Ben Cutting, who can change the game with both bat and ball. 

Squad: Matthew Gilkes(w), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green(C), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir

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Pitch and weather Conditions

There are zero to no chances of precipitation. The temperatures will be quite high, fluctuating around 32 to 35 degrees. It’ll be low on humidity which is set to fluctuate around 35-45% as the match progresses. Meanwhile, the venue has one of the bounciest tracks in the country. Batsmen find it difficult to score runs and pacers dominate the proceedings in almost every game. Plenty of advantages for the Scorchers at home and can use their deadly pacers wisely. 

Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder – Betting Tips

Betting Tips Betting Odds Operator Links
Toss Prediction Perth Scorchers to win 1.90 Bet on Parimatch
Top Batsman – Sydney Thunder Rilee Rossouw 4.20 Try Dafabet today
Match Winner Perth Scorchers 1.70 Check Odds on Crickex