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SCO vs STA Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Free Cricket Betting Tips for Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars BBL 2020 Match 9

SCO vs STA Prediction, Free Cricket Betting Tips: Two of the strongest teams on paper will face off against each other in the ninth match of BBL 2020. But unfortunately, both these teams have had a contrasting start to their BBL 2020 campaign. Scorchers suffered a heartbreaking defeat at the hands of Renegades in the first match, whereas the Stars are dominating the league like no other.

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Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020 Match 09
Date & Time:  16 December 2020, 01:45 PM IST
Aurora Stadium, Launceston, Australia
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Wicket Keeper: J Inglis
Batsmen: A Fletcher, H Cartwright, C Munro
All Rounders: M Marsh, G Maxwell, M Stoinis
Bowlers: A Tye, A Zampa, J Richardson, N Coulter Nile/ Dilbar Hussain

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Suitable Captaincy Choice: M Stoinis, M Marsh
Suitable VC Choices: G Maxwell, A Zampa

SCO vs STA Who Will Win today match?

Win Prediction

STA- 60%
SCO- 40%

Betting Odds

Bet365- SCO- 2.30, STA- 1.66
Betway- SCO- 2.10, STA- 1.61

Prominent betting sides are predicting Melbourne Stars to win this match comfortably.

Melbourne Stars to win this match

Despite having a strong squad, Scorchers suffered a demoralizing defeat in their first match. This might play in their minds during the clash against the strong Stars. And more-over, Stars have the strongest line-up among all 8 teams participating in the league. So Stars is expected to win this match as per SCO vs STA today match prediction.

Online cricket betting tips- Place your money on Stars.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 16
  • SCO – 08
  • STA- 08


Photo: Fox Sports

Stars who are currently on a roll are not expected to make any significant changes to their eleven. Coulter Nile who was rested for the previous fixture may come back into the eleven. Whereas Scorchers who suffered a major defeat is also not expected to make any changes to their line-up as they have played just one match in the competition so far.

STA Playing XI: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hussain/Nathan Coulter-Nile

SCO Playing XI: Colin Munro, Josh Inglis, Joe Clarke, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner, Cameron Bancroft, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

SCO vs STA Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Aurora Stadium is a perfect pitch that suits both batsmen and bowlers equally. It is historically a spin-friendly wicket with off-spinners enjoying greater success in the past. But as it was evident from the last match played here between the Strikers and Hurricanes, the assistance for pace bowlers here is also great. The average score over the last 3 years is around the 170 mark.

Predicted Score:

If Stars bats first: 170-180
If Scorchers bats first: 150-160

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Players who are expected to perform well as per SCO vs STA Dream11 Teams.

Top Batsman

STA- Marcus Stoinis

He is a superstar in the BBL. Home conditions suit his style of play.  Recent performance in the IPL also proves that he is in fine nick. Moreover, he will be opening the batting for Stars.

SCO- Colin Munro

The southpaw from New Zealand can be dangerous if he gets in his zone. Watch out for him in this match.

Top Bowlers

STA- Adam Zampa

He is probably the most skillful bowler to play in this match. His crafty leg-spin will come in handy in tackling the Scorchers batting unit.

SCO- Andrew Tye

He was part of the Australian T20 set-up for the recent T20I series against India. With him available since the first match, Scorchers will fancy their chances more.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.