Sixers v Renegades Cricket Big Bash League Semi Final Betting Tips 15-02-2019
Little has separated the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers in the 2018-19 Big Bash League. On Friday night, the league’s second and third-best teams meet in a blockbuster semi-final at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. The prize: a spot in the final against the Hobart Hurricanes or Melbourne Stars.
BBL Semi-Final Too Close to Call
Both teams finished the season with an 8-6 win-loss record, with the Renegades earning home advantage in the semis by virtue of a slightly better net run rate. The teams tied their home-and-away series at one win apiece.
In a good omen for the Sixers, the visitors have won both encounters this season. On December 29, the Sixers won by 33 runs at Marvel Stadium. On January 16, the Renegades breezed to a seven-wicket victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Both matches were low scoring, which is unsurprising given the strength of each team’s bowling attack. The Renegades scored a combined 12/215 from 33 overs for a run rate of 6.5 per over. The Strikers knocked up a combined 16/247 from 40 overs for a 6.17 per-over run rate.
Renegades v Sixers Big Bash Betting Tips
Both teams are blessed with great bowlers who could swing the match one way or the other. Melbourne’s Kane Richardson took a league-high 19 wickets in the home-and-away season, including six against the Sixers. Unibet is paying 5.00 for him to be the top wicket-taker in this match.
The Sixers had three of the top five wicket takers in the regular season, including Sean Abbott, who took 3/18 when these teams met at Marvel Stadium in December. Neds has him as a 3.75 favourite to be the Sixers’ top wicket taker.
The Renegades have scored more sixes than their opponents eight times this season, while the Sixers have only achieved this feat three times. Bet365 is offering 1.80 for the Renegades to score more sixes than their opponents in the BBL semi-final.