Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

2018-12-28 13:45
Hobart Hurricanes HBH Hobart Hurricanes
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder
Betting Tips
  • Hobart Hurricanes have the home advantage on their side and they have won each of their last four matches played at this ground.
  • Sydney Thunder's overall head-to-head record may not be that good but they have won two of their last three matches against Hobart Hurricanes.
  • Hobart Hurricanes have their opening batsmen in good form and have a better bowling attack with Archer and Faulkner in the side.

HBH vs SYT
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Our Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes are favorites to win

Who Will Win Thunder vs Hurricanes , BBL 2018-19?

Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder will both be aiming for their third consecutive win when they face each other in this 11th fixture of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The match will be played on December 28 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 7:15 PM local time.

HBH vs SYT, BBL 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Sony Six, Sony ESPN, BT Sport, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Seven Network

Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Foxtel Sports, SuperSport Live

Toss Prediction

The pitch at the Bellerive Oval generally tends to become relatively easier to bat on after the first period of play. Monday's match here between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars showed just that as the home team went on to win quite comfortably batting second. So the team that wins the 'bat flip' in this match is more likely to bowl first.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2018-19....

HBH vs SYT Prediction

Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11

HBH Team News

Hobart Hurricanes are yet to announce a replacement for Tymal Mills who had been ruled out of the entire tournament with a hamstring injury. The home team has named an unchanged 13-man squad for this game against Sydney Thunder and we don't expect them to disturb their winning combination. Alex Doolan has looked uncomfortable against spin but he will probably be given one more chance to cement his place in the side.

HBH Key Players

D'Arcy Short and Matthew Wade seem to be in good form and have cracked a half-century each. While the former struck 67 against Brisbane Heat, the latter's 52 guided Hobart Hurricanes to a six-wicket win over Melbourne Stars. Short, who was the tournament's leading run-getter last season, continues to be the key man in this batting line-up. Ben McDermott and George Bailey have both chipped in with decent contributions and the team's middle-order batting depends mainly on them. Jofra Archer was one of the tournament's top five bowlers last term and he seems to be continuing from where he left off. The West Indian fast bowler has already picked five wickets in the two matches and he is likely to finish with the best bowling figures against Sydney Thunder. The opposition will also be wary of Johan Botha and James Faulkner who claimed three wickets against Brisbane Heat.

HBH Recent Form

Hobart Hurricanes could not have asked for a better start to their BBL 08 campaign. They defeated Brisbane Heat by 15 runs in a rain-truncated encounter at Queensland and then secured a convincing six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars at home. With wins in their opening two matches of the season, the Hurricanes currently find themselves third on the BBL 2018-19 league standings with four points.

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11

Matthew Wade (c/wk), D'Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team News

Sydney Thunder have made one change to their squad of thirteen for this upcoming match against Hobart Hurricanes with all-rounder Arjun Nair replacing batsman Matthew Gilkes. But since Fawad Ahmed and Jonathan Cook had a good outing in the last game against Sydney Sixers, Nair is unlikely to feature in the starting eleven. However, the Thunder could bring Gurinder Sandhu in place of Nathan McAndrew who had a rough day with the ball at the Spotless Stadium.

SYT Key Players

Jos Buttler, Shane Watson and Joe Root form the heart of Sydney Thunder's batting. Buttler is coming off a 37-ball 63 against Sydney Sixers. His unorthodox shots and explosiveness make him a big threat for the opposition. Watson scored the most runs for the team last year and he along with Root have shown glimpses of their abilities this season. However, the Thunder will expect one of them to play a match-winning knock against the Hurricanes. Daniel Sams, Fawad Ahmed and Chris Green seem to be the team's best bets when it comes to bowling. Ahmed was their most successful bowler in the previous edition. The leg-spinner has returned to form with a three-wicket haul against Sydney Sixers and he is likely to find ample support from the surface at this ground. Green and Sams, who has been outstanding with thee wickets in each of the two matches, both have the capability to stifle the opposition in the middle overs.

SYT Recent Form

Sydney Thunder are sitting comfortably at the top of the BBL 08 points table having won their first two league matches. They beat their cross-city rivals Sydney Sixers by 21 runs at home in the last game. Prior to that, they trumped Melbourne Stars at the Manuka Oval by 15 runs after the game was reduced to eight overs due to rain. The Thunder have looked solid with the bat in both the matches.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Jos Buttler (wk), Shane Watson (c), Callum Ferguson, Joe Root, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew/Gurinder Sandhu, Jonathan Cook, Fawad Ahmed, Sam Rainbird

HBH vs SYT Team Form in Last Five Matches

HBH : W W L W L

SYT : W W L W L

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Head to Head

Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder have gone head-to-head eight times in the Big Bash League with the former having won on six occasions.

Both the teams won once each in the two matches that they played against each other in the previous BBL season.

Hobart Hurricanes registered a narrow win in their most recent face-off against Sydney Thunder - in a league game of the last season played at the Sydney Showground Stadium this year in January. The Thunder, after winning the toss, asked the Hurricanes to bat first who posted 189/3 in their 20 overs. The home team began positively in their chase but eventually fell short by just nine runs.

Matches Played: 8; Hobart Hurricanes Won: 6; Sydney Thunder Won: 2

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Betting Odds

Betway has Hobart Hurricanes as favorites to win this BBL match at odds of 1.83 and Sydney Thunder as the underdogs at 1.90. However, Bet365 and Betfair have Sydney Thunder as favorites at 1.90 and 1.93 respectively while keeping Hobart Hurricanes as the underdogs at a slightly price of 1.95 and 2 respectively.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

Both the teams, having won their opening two matches, are coming into this game unscathed and with momentum behind their back. Hobart Hurricanes boast a strong record against Sydney Thunder with six wins from eight encounters. However, the latter will draw plenty of hope from having beaten the former twice in their last three attempts. Home advantage is going to be with the Hurricanes who have won their last four matches played at this ground. They have faced the Thunder five times at this venue and have emerged victorious on four occasions which will give them a huge psychological edge. Sydney Thunder do have quality players like Jos Buttler, Shane Watson and Joe Root in their ranks, but considering Hobart Hurricanes' home advantage and a superior bowling attack, we expect the latter to come out on top in this Friday's encounter.

Final Verdict: Back Hobart Hurricanes to beat Sydney Thunder at 1.83 with Betway, 1.95 with Bet365 and 2 with Betfair.

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