THE EDGE: The Edge previews the BBL match between Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers with a recommended BETDAQ bet.

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Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers

MATCH OVERVIEW:

We’re closing in on the end of the Big Bash group stage on Betdaq Betting Exchange with just two fixtures left. Only one of those is important and that’s Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers on Tuesday morning. With Brisbane Heat certain of top spot, this fixture will decide who finishes second. There’s a huge difference in the playoffs between second and third, so the stakes couldn’t be any higher. Second place effectively gets two straight shots at the final, while third spot will only get one go.

Both sides have been top class this season. To be honest, it’s always looked like the top three would be Brisbane Heat, Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers from the first few games, we just weren’t sure what order. It became clear the Heat would top the table, and here we are. Perth Scorchers have a one point advantage at the moment, but that counts for nothing unless the game is rained off or tied – which is exceptionally unlikely. This should be a top class game, and it’s the first time the sides are meeting too the way the fixtures worked out.

Both sides don’t have many flaws. There aren’t any major areas you’d want to take on – the only thing you’d have to mention is there have been some changes to the Perth XI. Zak Crawley is now with England, and Laurie Evans will miss the playoffs too. Steven Smith came back for the Sydney Derby, got a duck and now is back with the Australian side. These two have always done well without International stars though, and that should be no different.


WEATHER AND PITCH WATCH:

Perth will be delighted to have home advantage for such a big game. They really get an excellent home support here; they are probably the best supported Big Bash side, and you always get a good crowd in Perth unless the weather is boiling and it’s just uncomfortable to sit in it. Perth Stadium has generally been great for batting since it opened – the first inning scores here this season have been; 172/8 (chased), 162 all out (won), 211/4 (won) and 163/6 (won). I’d bat first – make best use of good batting conditions.


RECOMMENDED BET:

Perth Scorchers are the clear favourites here at 1.7, and they have been exceptional at home this season. Their record at home is second to none, even going back to when they played at the WACA. They have built most of their success in the Big Bash on being so strong at home, and they have won all four of their home games so far this season. The Sixers are an impressive side, but the Scorchers were able to beat Brisbane Heat here at the weekend who have obviously been the best side in the tournament. I would keep stakes limited, but the 1.7 is worth taking.

The Edge Says:
Two points win Perth Scorchers to beat Sydney Sixers at 1.7 with Betdaq Exchange

View the market here -> https://betdaq.biz/PerSyn


IN-RUNNING STRATEGY:

We have two very good sides here, and there isn’t many areas that you’d want to take them on. We’ll very likely get good batting conditions, and I would expect the side who bats first to go well – I’d happily support the side batting first, just increasing the stakes if that’s Perth and reducing them if it was Sydney. We’ve had 160ish defended here, so it might be an idea to get on either bowling side to defend 165 at the innings break if the market didn’t respect that score.



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