Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Match Prediction

2018-12-20 13:45
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades
Perth Scorchers PRS Perth Scorchers
Betting Tips
  • Perth Scorchers have never lost to Melbourne Renegades. They have played eight matches against them and have won each time.
  • Melbourne Renegades will be playing at home but they lost three out of their four matches at this ground last season.
  • Melbourne Renegades are carrying injury issues and their batting looks fragile in the absence of Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris.

MLR vs PRS
Chance of Winning

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Our Prediction

Perth Scorchers are favorites to win

Who Will Win Scorchers vs Renegades, BBL 2018-19?

Melbourne Renegades are set to lock horns with Perth Scorchers in this second fixture of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The match is scheduled to be played on December 20 at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. Live action will commence at 7:15 PM local time.

MLR vs PRS, 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

Docklands Stadium sports a pitch that, in recent times, has tended to offer more assistance to the bowlers during the second-half of a game. And also since the last two BBL matches played at this venue were both won by the side batting first, the team that wins the 'bat flip' is likely to bat first.

Read on for team previews, betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League 2018-19...

MLR vs PRS Prediction

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

Melbourne Renegades will miss the services of opening batsmen Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris, both of whom are away on national duty. Daniel Christian is expected to act as the interim skipper in the absence of Finch. Mackenzie Harvey is injured which means Cameron White could open the innings with Tim Ludeman. Allrounder Will Sutherland is carrying a back injury and so he will be playing purely as a batsman.

MLR Key Players

In the absence of Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris, Melbourne Renegades will rely heavily on Cameron White, Tom Cooper and Dan Christian to score the big runs. White was one of their most consistent batsman last season where he scored 304 runs which included three half-centuries. Christian played a massive role in Hobart Hurricanes' success in the previous edition and the all-rounder's skills with both bat and ball will be crucial for the Renegades this year. Mohammad Nabi seems to be the team's biggest strength when it comes to bowling. The Afghan off-spinner was outstanding last term with an economy of 5.76 and he is likely to finish with the best figures in this match. Kane Richardson and Jack Wildermuth are the key men in this pace attack. Richardson took 12 wickets in the tournament last year and he will be backed by his team to strike early in the powerplay.

MLR Recent Form

Melbourne Renegades won six and lost four out of ten matches during the league stage of the last season and finished third on the points table. After winning four of their first five matches, they lost their way in the middle with three consecutive defeats but managed to pull themselves back on the winning track thereafter. The Renegades beat Brisbane Heat in their final league game before being knocked out by Adelaide Strikers in the semi-final.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Cameron White, Tim Ludeman (wk), Tom Cooper, Dan Christian (c), Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Will Sutherland, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Chris Tremain, Kane Richardson

Perth Scorchers Team News & Playing 11

PRS Team News

Left-arm fast bowler Joel Paris has picked up a back injury due to which he will have to miss the first few games for Perth Scorchers. Two others who will not be a part of the starting eleven for this match are Shaun Marsh who is currently in the Australian test team and Cameron Bancroft who is serving suspension. Josh Inglis is likely to take up the wicketkeeping duties in addition to opening the batting.

PRS Key Players

Perth Scorchers will be counting on the likes of Michael Klinger, David Willey and Mitchell Marsh to deliver the goods with the bat. Opening batsman Klinger had an ordinary BBL season last time and he will be looking to make amends this year. Willey and Marsh are not only capable batsmen but they will also have a big role to play with the ball as well. Ashton Turner scored the most runs for the team last year which shows he is no mug with the bat. Andrew Tye was their best bowler with 16 wickets in 6 matches and the pacer will pose a serious threat to the Melbourne Renegades. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Jason Behrendorff will probably share the new ball and the Scorchers will want these two to do some damage early on. Ashton Agar could also be handy on this surface which is expected to offer a fair amount of support to the spinners as well.

PRS Recent Form

Although Perth Scorchers could not make it to the final, they still had a pretty successful season last year. They topped the league standings with eight wins and a couple of losses from their ten matches. Their campaign got off to an excellent start with wins in their first four matches. Only Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder were able to beat the Scorchers during the league round. They won their last three league encounters before suffering a 71-run thrashing at the hands of Hobart Hurricanes in the semi-final.

Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing 11

Michael Klinger, Josh Inglis (wk), Sam Whiteman, David Willey, Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir, Jason Behrendorff

MLR vs PRS Team Form in Last Five Matches

MLR : L W W L L

PRS : L W W W L

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Head to Head

­MLR vs PRS Head to Head

Melbourne Renegades have never beaten Perth Scorchers in the history of the Big Bash League. The two teams have met on eight occasions in the tournament with the latter emerging victorious each time. Four of those encounters have been played at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades last faced-off against each other this year in January at the WACA. The Renegades, after being put into bat first, scored 185/3 in their 20 overs and the Scorchers then pulled off a successful chase on the penultimate ball of the match to win by five wickets.

Matches Played: 8; Melbourne Renegades Won: 0; Perth Scorchers Won: 8

­Scorchers vs Renegades Betting Odds

Perth Scorchers are favorites to win this second match of the Big Bash League 2018-19 at odds of 1.75 on Betway and 1.85 on Betfair. Melbourne Renegades begin as the bookmakers' underdogs for this game and they are being offered at a higher price of 1.95 on Betway and 2.04 on Betfair. Bet365, however, is offering odds of 1.90 on both these teams for this game.

­Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Prediction

Melbourne Renegades may have the home advantage in their favor but they did not do very well at this ground last BBL. Moreover, they have never beaten Perth Scorchers in the tournament which is something that will play on the back of their mind and could affect their performance. The Scorchers will also be more confident as they had performed better in the previous edition. The Renegades will be without their two key batsmen in Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris which makes their top-order batting inexperienced and vulnerable. Perth Scorchers probably have the best bowling attack in this year's Big Bash League which is another reason why we expect them to come out on top in this match.

Final Verdict: Back Perth Scorchers to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.75 with Betway, 1.90 with Bet365 and 1.85 with Betfair.

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