Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Tips, Odds and Teams – BBL Big Bash 2021

Adelaide Oval will play host to Friday's Round 7 BBL Big Bash 2021 game between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. The game kicks off at 7:15 pm with Sydney Sixers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Sydney Sixers vs. Sydney Thunder game and give you our free tips and bets.

When: Friday January 22, 2021 at 7:15 pm

Where: Adelaide Oval

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What a Sydney derby – albeit in unfamiliar territory – we have on our hands this Friday. The Sixers are a whisker away from sealing top spot, while the Thunder are in the middle of the six-team logjam vying for the remaining four BBL|10 playoff spots.

The Sixers took a big step towards the valuable top seed with a win over the Thunder in Canberra last week. The Thunder reached 6/166 from their 20 overs with Alex Hales (54 off 33) and Daniel Sams (50* off 37) in exquisite touch.

But the weather intervened and the Sixers were set a revised target of 129 off 14 overs. Opener Josh Philippe (64 off 36) ensured the Sixers were never in any real danger of not getting there, which they did with eight balls to spare.

The Sixers followed that up with a commanding seven-wicket win over the streaking Scorchers. After a fine bowling display from Carlos Braithwaite (2/12), Philippe (84 off 52) went to work again. The keeper-batsman leads the BBL with 421 runs at 38.27. James Vince (52 off 35) also kept the scoreboard ticking over as the Sixers got home with seven balls left.

Thunder on the slide

The Thunder, meanwhile, slumped to their third straight loss on Monday. A Sam Billings half-century in a total of 5/177 wasn’t enough to thwart the Hurricanes, who romped to a six-wicket win with two overs to spare. Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green and Tanveer Sangha all went for 10-plus runs per over.

Hales has been the Thunder’s most dependale batsman, sitting fifth in the BBL standings with 352 runs at 32.

The Thunder are fourth but with little wriggle room. The fifth-placed Hurricanes are on the same points, while the Heat and Strikers were just two and three points back ahead of their clash on Thursday night.

But their precarious position is not enough to get behind the Thunder – who are stalling at the wrong time – as $2.12 underdogs.

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