Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat BBL betting & match details
- Perth Scorchers (6th, 3-4) vs Brisbane Heat (3rd, 4-3)
- BBL betting: Scorchers $2.11 with Sportsbet | Heat $1.73 with Sportsbet
- When: Saturday, January 11 at 6:10pm AWST
- Where: Optus Stadium – Perth, WA
- Watch live: Foxtel, Kayo
Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat BBL betting preview
The second match of Saturday’s Big Bash League double header will be played at Optus Stadium between the Perth Scorchers and the red-hot Brisbane Heat.
This will be the second BBL09 battle between the Scorchers and Heat, as they already played back on New Year’s Day when Perth claimed a big victory.
The Scorchers had not played well up to that point, making that result something of an outlier compared to the rest of their performances this season.
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Few teams have the batting capability of the Brisbane Heat, who have only grown stronger with the return of Test opener Joe Burns.
It will be a good contest for the Heat’s batsmen as the Perth attack ranks among the most dangerous in the league, with no two bowlers being the same.
Here are our Big Bash betting tips and predictions for Saturday’s clash in WA.
Scorchers vs Heat BBL top batsman tips
Liam Livingston over 20.5 runs @ $1.88 with Sportsbet
Although Liam Livingston is only making around 26 runs per innings this season, we expect the big-hitting opener to light it up on Saturday night. He has hit the third-most sixes in the competition, behind only the Heat duo of Chris Lynn and Tom Banton. Livingston struggle a little earlier in the season, but a solid half-century against the Hurricanes will build his confidence heading into this match.
Joe Burns over 19.5 runs @ $2.40 with Ladbrokes
While the difference between Test cricket and Twenty20 cricket is astronomical tactics-wise, the fundamentals are much the same. There is no reason for Joe Burns to be anxious in the lead-up to his first game of BBL09, as he has performed well at the highest level and will add some real class to Brisbane’s middle order.
Scorchers vs Heat BBL top bowler betting
Fawad Ahmed top wicket-taker @ $4.50 with Sportsbet
Last time these two teams clashed, Fawad Ahmed won the Scorchers the match with three huge wickets that included the scalp of Chris Lynn. The Pakistani expat is averaging more than a wicket per match, which makes him one of the most dangerous spinners in the competition. If Ahmed can emulate his efforts from two weeks ago, he will be the best choice for the Scorchers.
Zahir Khan top wicket-taker @ $4.50 with Sportsbet
The Brisbane Heat are crying out for a spinner that can slow the run rate and take crucial wickets, and we think the time has come for Zahir Khan to step up. The young Afghani spinner has been very sound in his first BBL season, taking six wickets in his six games. Khan took two wickets against the Heat last time they met, giving him confidence for the second battle.
Scorchers vs Heat betting predictions
Brisbane Heat to win @ $1.73 with Sportsbet
It is hard to look past the Brisbane Heat with their amazing array of big-hitting batsmen. If they can hold their wickets and create better partnerships this time, they should beat a Scorchers side that lacks firepower with the bat by comparison.
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