Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes BBL T20 Match Prediction

2021-01-04 10:35:00
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars
Hobart Hurricanes HBH Hobart Hurricanes

Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Stars have a very good batting line up in Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Nicolas Pooran but apart from Maxwell, all their batsmen have been in poor form in the last few games
  • Hobart Hurricanes have a better bowling line up and with their batsmen starting to look good, they can be very difficult to beat
  • Melbourne Stars are coming back from 3 back to back losses and will be down on confidence. Hobart Hurricanes on the other hand are flying high after 5 wins in games.
Hobart Hurricanes

Our Pick Hobart Hurricanes are favourites to win

Posted On 3rd January 2021 05:42:34
Posted by Kavin

MLS vs SYS Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21

It's strange that even after playing good cricket, Melbourne Stars found themselves struggling in the bottom half of the points table. 
Stars haven't won a game in their last 4 outing which makes their game against Hobart Hurricanes of utmost importance.

The playoffs are long way away so Melbourne Stars still have a fair chance of making it through but a couple more losses will get their campaign into jeopardy. 
They're up against Hobart Hurricanes who'll be very confident after defeating Stars in the previous clash. 

Talking about this match, there is plenty to play for both teams. Melbourne Stars need a win to revive their tournament while a victory for Hurricanes will get them a step closer to the playoffs.

Read on our preview as Melbourne Stars take on Hobart Hurricanes in the 27th match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played at the Gabba, Brisbane and is scheduled to begin at 3.05 PM local time

Melbourne Stars out of no where find themselves in a very tricky situation. With 2 wins and 3 losses, they desperately need a win to get their campaign back on track. 

They’re one of the most settled units at the start of the tournament but the performance in the last two games will be a big cause of concern.
In Glenn Maxwell, Nicolas Pooran, Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk is second to none. Maxwell and Pooran are in pretty decent form but the other players have been disappointing. 

In the bowling department, the loss of Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile is a major blow as the bowling line up certainly looks short on experience. Billy Stanlake is bowling really well but other bowlers have not quite lived up the expectations.

Overall, we still see Melbourne Stars as a very good team who on their day can prove to be a stiff opponent. Against Hobart Hurricanes, with a slightly weak bowling line up, Stars will need their batsmen to step up. If not, they’ll continue sliding down the hill. 

Hobart Hurricanes on the other hand are on a roll with 5 wins in 7 games. A victory against Melbourne Stars will almost confirm their place in the playoffs. 
They had a decent last game with the bat with players like Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Colin Ingram getting themselves some handy runs. Throughout the tournament, Hobart Hurricanes have had real issues with their batting and this performance will give them a lot of confidence. 

Players like D Arcy Short, Peter Handcomb, Tim David are short on runs but they’re good enough players and can be expected to be back in form anytime soon. 
The bowling performance of Hobart Hurricanes have been top notch in the tournament. Riley Meredith, Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis have been selectional with the ball. Also, the duo of Johan Botha and Sandeep Lamichhane will be very hard to get away.

Overall, Hurricanes have a very strong team and even through there are few flaws in their batting, the form of their bowlers makes them a big favourite for the next match. 
Melbourne Stars too have a decent team and they definitely have one of the best batting line up in the tournament. However, most of their players have not performed well in the last few games.  

MLS vs HBH Live Streaming:

MLS vs HBH can be watched live in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.

Live Streaming: BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.

MLS vs HBH Toss Prediction

Gabba is not a wicket where teams prefer to chase. Both skipper woul bounce d want to win the toss and bat. 

Pitch Report 

It’s a brilliant wicket to bat as the pitches here are generally flat. Once you’re set, there are plenty of run scoring opportunities available.

Weather Report 

The weather looked good for the match day. There will be a slight cloud cover but there is no rain predicted which is a good news 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team News

Melbourne Stars have the named squad to take on Hobart Hurricanes in the return match. Nathan Coulter Nile and Jackson Coleman won’t be available for selection due to injuries. Adam Zampa who was suspended for level 1 offence by Cricket Australia will return to the squad for this match.  

MLS Key Players

  • Glenn Maxwell - Glenn Maxwell continued his brilliant form and stroked a brutal 70 off 37 in the last match against Hobart Hurricanes. He’s been magnificent for Melbourne Stars and is the leading run scorer in the tournament. With his desperately looking for a win, he’ll be eager to lead his team to a victory.
  • Marcus Stonis - Marcus Stoinis has been on and off in the BBL 2020. He’s played some very good innings but has not been very consistent. In a must win game, Stars will need their top batter to come good and help his team revive their campaign
  • Billy Stanlake - Billy Stanlake was exceptional with the ball in the last match and ended with figures of 3-25. He’ll once again be a big treat to Hobart Hurricanes

 MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars started their campaign with 2 big wins but hasn’t won the game since. They’re coming back from three back to back losses and desperately need a win in the next match. 

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Ben Dunk, Liam Hatcher, Lance Morris, Sam Rainbird/Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, Nic Maddinson 

Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11

HBH Team News

Hobart Hurricanes will be looking for back to back wins against Melbourne Stars and have named an unchanged squad for their return clash with the Stars.

HBH Key Players

  • David Malan - David Malan now has two good knocks to his name in the last two games and we can safely say that he’s in good form in BBL 2020-21. He’s smashed Stars bowlers to all corners of the park in a brilliant knock of 75, something that can be expected in the next game as well.  
  • Colin Ingram- Colin Ingram is the highest run getter for Hobart Hurricanes in this season. He played a quick fire knock of 26 off 12 in the last match and helped Hurricanes post a solid total. We expect him to continue his good run in the next match as well. 
  • Scott Boland - Scott Boland is the most successful Hurricanes bowler with 9 wickets in 7 games. He picked up a 3-fer in the last match and will be looking to back his performance with another good one. 

HBH Team Form 

Hobart Hurricanes are flying high in the BBL2020-21 with 5 wins in 7 games They’ve been very clinical and a win against Melbourne Stars will get their one foot into the playoffs. 

Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Playing 11

D Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane 

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Team Form in Last Five Matches



MLS vs HBH Head to Head

Melbourne Stars have been very good against Hobart Hurricanes, winning 9 off the 14 matches. However, they went down to Hurricanes in the last match.

MLS vs HBH Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played MLS Won HBH Won Tie No Result
14 5 9 0 0

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Betting Odds

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 2.00 to win with Bet365
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcis Stoinis at 3.25, Glenn Maxwell at 3.75, Hilton Cartwright and Ben Dunk at 5.0 are the best Stars batsmen.You can also place your bet on Nicolas Pooran and Andre Fletcher at 8.0 and 5.0 respectively.
  • MLS top team bowler: At 3.75, Adam Zampa is the best bowler. You can also place your bet on Liam Hatcher at 4.33, Billy Stanlake at 4.33 and Zahir Khan at 4.5.

Hobart Hurricanes Bet365 Odds

  • HBH to win: Hobart Hurricanes are 1.85 to win with Bet365
  • HBH top team batsman: D Arcy Short at 3.75 along with David Malan are the best batsman.Other batsmen that can be backed are Ben McDermott at 4.33 and Colin Ingram at 5.5 and Peter Handscomb at 7.5
  • HBH top team bowler: Riley Meredith at 3.5 can be backed as the top bowler along withJames Faulkner, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane and Nathan Ellis at 43.75, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5 respectively

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.90 to win with Betway
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.00 is the best batsmen for Stars. You can also place your bet on Glenn Maxwell, Andre Fletcher and Hilton Cartwright at 3.50, 5.0 and 5.0
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa along with Zahir Khan at 4.00 are their top bowlers followed by Liam Hatcher at 4.33, Billy Stanlake at 4.33 and Sam Rainbird at 4.75

Hobart Hurricanes Betway Odds

  • HBH to win: Hobart Hurricanes are 1.72 to win with Betway
  • HBH top team batsman: At 3.25, D Arcy Short is the best batsmen along with Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott and Colin Ingram at 3.25, 4.00 and 7.50 respectively. You can also place your bet on Will Jacks and Peter Handscomb at 5.0 and 6.0 respectively.
  • HBH top team bowler: James Faulkner at 3.75 along with Riley Meredith and Sandeep Lamichhane at 3.75 are their best bowlers. You can also place your bet on Scott Boland at 4.0, Nathan Ells at 4.25 and Nick Winter at 4.50

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Prediction

With their batting starting to look good, Hobart Hurricanes look a very dangerous unit now. Melbourne Stars on the other hand have their way after a good start to the tournament. On Paper, we would say that both teams are on par with their batting but Hobart Hurricanes are way ahead in terms of bowling. Looking at their form, Hobart Hurricanes are more likely to emerge victorious in the upcoming match

Final Verdict

Hobart Hurricanes to beat Melbourne Stars at 1.85 on Bet365 and 1.72 on Betway

MLS vs HBH Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Ben McDermott and Nicolas Pooran at 9.5 are terrific picks. Pooran has been in some good form for the Stars while Ben McDermott has been very consistent for Hurricanes

  • Batsmen

    David Malan at 9.5, Colin Ingram and Andre Fletcher at 9.0 will form a destructive batting line up  will be our batsmen. 
    Malan scored a brilliant 75 in the last game and we back him to come good in the next game as well. Colin Ingram has also been very good for the Hurricanes and is their leading run scorer. Andre Fletcher is a gamble but he can be match winner on his day.

  • All rounder

    D Arcy Short at 10 and Glenn Maxwell at 10 add a lot of quality in our team. Both are quality all rounders. Maxwell has been in top form in BBL 2020-21 and is the leading run scorer of the tournament. D Arcy Short is also a utility player who can get big runs and is a very handy spinner.

  • Bowlers

    Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis, Billy Stanlake at 8.5 and Liam Hatcher at 8.0 will complete are team. Boland and Stanlake picked up 3 wickets each in the last game while Liam Hatcher is the leading wicket taker for Stars. Nathan Ellis has been brilliant too.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glenn Maxwell will be our skipper while we’ll back Dawid Malan as his deputy.

MLS vs HBH Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Dawid Malan(vc), Colin Ingram, Andre Fletcher

  • All Rounder:D Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell (C)

  • Wicket Keeper:Ben McDermott, Nicolar Pooran

  • Bowler:Nathan Ellis, Billy Stanlake, Scott Boland, Liam Hatcher

Who will win Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes?

2922 VOTES

Bet on Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Match


Welcome Bonus


Welcome Bonus


Risk Free Bet

The $25 free play is good on your FIRST ever bet placed in SportsBetting's new Player Props software. There is a 6x (six time) rollover requirement associated with your $25.00 free play. Full T&C Apply

begambleaware | 18+ T&C* aaply

Share This:

Leave Your Comment

We do our best to give you most accurate & useful match predictions and would love to hear from you. Let us know if we need to improve. Share your own predictions for the matches. Let's talk:

  • Abid

    Hobart hav better batting and bowling than stars

  • Reply