Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades BBL T20 Match Prediction

2021-01-17 13:45:00
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades

Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Stars have a much better batting line up than Melbourne Renegades. Players like Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright and Nic Larkin are back in form which takes the load off Maxwell and Stoinis
  • The pitch will support the spinners and Stars have three of them. We expect Renegades batsmen to struggle on this slow pitch
  • Melbourne Renegades are too dependent on Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh. The form of Finch will be a big cause of concern.
Melbourne Stars

Our Pick Melbourne Stars are favourites to win

Posted On 16th January 2021 07:18:15
Posted by Joy

MLS vs MLR Prediction & Betting tips, BBL 2020-21

Melbourne Stars had a very good team but things were not quite going their way. However, their last match against Adelaide Strikers showed what they’re capable off.

The tournament is still wide open with as many as 4 teams tied on 20 points. The second best i.e Sydney Thunder has 23 points so if we see 6 teams are competing for the last three spots in the points table.

Every game from now is of utmost importance and Melbourne Stars will be very happy to play the weakest team of the tournament. However, Melbourne Renegades have shown that they’re capable of pulling off few upsets. 

Read our preview as Melbourne Stars hosts Melbourne Renegades in 42nd match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and is set to get underway at 7:15 PM local time.

Melbourne Stars had a near perfect game against Adelaide Strikers as they decimated them by 111 runs. This is a kind of performance we expect from the Stars. They always looked a very dangerous team but somehow they weren’t able to live up to the expectation. 

This win will certainly induce a lot of confidence in the Stars camp. They’ll be very happy to see some runs from Andre Fletcher. He was very disappointing in the tournament till now but since he’s got himself a big score, he can be expected to bat well in the upcoming games.

Glenn Maxwell too played well after a series of failures. Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Nic Larkin forms a very strong batting order. If stars can get a good start, they’re a very dangerous side.

In the bowling department, Adam Zampa picked up a 5-fer. Zahir Khan and Glenn Maxwell got 2 wickets each. The pitch will aid the spinners and Stars have 3 of them which gives them an upper hand over the Renegades.

The tournament has been a nightmare for Melbourne Renegades. They tried opening with Finch, they tried him at 3 and now pushed him to No 4, but nothing seems to be working for them. 

Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh are their to best batsmen and once they get out cheaply, Renegades will be in trouble. 
To be fair, the batting looks very weak and we expect them to struggle against the Stars. As a bowling unit, the Renegades have fared much better but if they can’t get runs, they won’t win.

Overall, Melbourne Stars are a much better side than the Renegades and we expect them to win in the next game.

MLS vs MLR Live Streaming

BBL 2020 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 MLR Toss Prediction

Toss will be very crucial as chasing won’t be easy on this wicket. Both skippers would want to win the toss and bat.

Pitch Report 

The pitch will be good for batting but it’ll get slower as the match progresses. Also the ground is pretty big so the spinners will have a big role to play.

Weather Report  

It’ll be a clear day in Melbourne with temperatures around early 20’s.

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

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team News

Melbourne Stars pacer Haris Rauf has been released from squad after his maiden call to the Pakistan Test squad for the series against South Africa

MLS Key Players 

  • Andre Fletcher - Fletcher blasted 89 of 49 in the previous match against the Strikers. He’s a match winner on his day and we think he’ll bat well against the Renegades as well.
  • Glenn Maxwell- After a series of failures, Maxwell finally got back to scoring runs. He’s one of Stars main batsmen and we’ll back him to come good with the bat. Also he’ll be very handy with his off spinners
  • Adam Zampa - Adam Zampa blew Strikers away with a 5-fer. He’ll be a big challenge for the Renegades on the slow Melbourne Wicket.

MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars have been very inconsistent. They have 4 wins and 5 losses in the tournament. 

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher, Zahir Khan 

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

Official squad for Melbourne Renegades has not been announced yet. However, we don’t see them making too many changes in the playing XI. 

MLR Key Players

  • Shaun Marsh - Shaun Mars has been Melbourne Renegades best batsmen in BBL 2020-21. He’s been very consistent and will have to play a big knock if Renegades have to get past the Stars.
  • Aaron Finch - It’s been a miserable tournament for the skipper but he’s due a big one soon. There’s no better team than Melbourne Stars to deliver a match winning performance.
  • Imad Wasim - The wicket will assist the spinners thus Imad Wasim has to play a big role.

MLR Team Form

Renegades have been very poor in the tournament and have only managed to win two out of their 10 games.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jack Prestwidge, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad 

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Team Form in Last Five Matches



MLS vs MLR Head to Head

Melbourne Stars have a big lead over Renegades in the Big Bash League

MLS vs MLR Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played MLS Won MLR Won Tie No Result
18 13 5 0 0

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Betting Odds

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.57 to win with Bet365
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.25, Glenn Maxwell at 4.33, Andre Fletcher at 4.5 are the best Stars batsmen. You can also place your bet on Hilton Cartwright at 6.0
  • MLS top team bowler: At 3.0, Adam Zampa is the best bowler. You can also place your bet on Liam Hatcher at 4.5, Zahir Khan at 4.5 and Billy Stanlake at 5.0.

Melbourne Renegades  Bet365 Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 2.50 to win
  • MLR top team batsman: Shaun Marsh at 3.5 and Aaron Finch at 3.75 are their best batsmen. You can also back S Harper, Mackenzie Harvey and Beau Webster at 5.0, 5.0 and 7.50
  • MLR top team bowler:  Kane Richardson at 3.25 is their top bowler followed by Josh Laylor, Noor Ahmed, Peter Hatzoglou at 4.5, 4.5 and 5.0

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.53 to win with Betway
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.0 is the best batsmen for Stars. You can also place your bet on Glenn Maxwell, Andre Fletcher and Nick Larkin at 3.6, 4.5 and 6.50
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa at 3.6 is their top bowler followed by Liam Hatcher at 4.33, Billy Stanlake at 4.5 and Zahir Khan at 4.5

Melbourne Renegades  Betway Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades 2.37 to win with Betway
  • MLR top team batsman: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, and Jake Frazer-McGurk are their best batsmen at 3.00, 3.25, 5.0, and 9.0
  • MLR top team bowler: Kane Richardson at 3.25 can be backed as their best bowler along with Noor Ahmed at 5.0, Peter Hatzoglou at 5.0 and Josh Laylor at 5.5

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction

Melbourne Stars looks better than the Renegades in every aspect of the game. The pitch will assist the slow bowlers and Stars have 3 quality spinners in their team. The batting is also looking good with Fletcher getting runs. For us, Stars are big favorites to in the match.

Final Verdict

Melbourne Stars to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.57 on Bet365 and 1.53 on Betway

MLS vs MLR Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Sam Harper at 8.5 can be backed from this section. This is the best pick available.

  • Batsmen

    Shaun Marsh at 9.5, Hilton Cartwright at 8.5 and Andre Fletcher at 8.5 will form our batting line up. Fletcher batted brilliantly in the last match while Marsh is the best batsmen for Renegades. Cartwright also got some runs in the last game.

  • All rounder

    Marcus Stoinis at 10.5, Glen Maxwell at 10.5, Imad Wasim at 8.5 and Beau Webster at 8.5 will be our all rounders.

    Maxwell and Stonis are the two ace players for the Renegades. Maxwell had a good all round game against Strikers. Webster stroked a 50 in the last match while Imad Wasim will enjoy bowling on this wicket.

  • Bowlers

    Kane Richarson at 9.0, Adam Zampa at 9.0 and Zahir Khan at 8.5 forms a strong bowling unit.  The wicket will assist the spinners so we have Zampa and Zahir in our team. Richardson has been good in the tournament.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glenn Maxwell is our preferred captain while Marcus Stoinis can be backed as his deputy 

MLS vs MLR Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Shaun Marsh, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright

  • All Rounder:Glenn Maxwell(C), Marcus Stoinis(vc), Imad Wasim, Beau Webster

  • Wicket Keeper:Sam Harper

  • Bowler:Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan

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