Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers – Big Bash League Final, February 6, 2021
Following two months of pulsating T20 cricket, just two teams remain in BBL 10 – Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers.
The two most successful franchises in Big Bash League history will face off at the SCG on Saturday, February 6, in a winner-takes-all showdown.
If you’re betting on the BBL 10 final, make sure you check out my Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers prediction and pick below.
Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers Odds
There is no denying that the Sixers (1.95) and the Scorchers (1.75) have been the best two teams in the Big Bash League this season – and the prices that 10bet has rolled out for the final clearly reflect that.
The defending champions have the home-field advantage, yet the bookies’ have made the Western Australians the slight favorites. Still, as you can see, the odds gap is extremely tight.
I analyze the teams below.
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Having won nine of their 14 regular-season games, the Sixers ended up finishing at the top of the table – four points clear of the Scorchers.
Greg Shipperd’s men then made light work of their final opponents, securing an eye-catching nine-wicket victory over the Scorchers in the Qualifier.
James Vince scored an unbeaten 98 to comfortably secure the win, although he was denied a century by some suspect bowling from Andrew Tye. Will we see that rivalry reignite in the final?
Sixers heroes Josh Philippe and Dan Christian were both voted onto the BBL 10 Team of the Tournament earlier in the week. With 499 runs to his name, Philippe is the second-highest run-scorer in the competition, while Christian has shone throughout with both bat and ball.
Will the Sixers’ consistency be enough to get them over the line on Saturday? Well, it is difficult to make a case for them losing, that’s for sure.
Meanwhile, the Scorchers bounced back from their Qualifier defeat by sealing a comprehensive win over Brisbane Heat in the Challenger.
Liam Livingstone smashed 77 of 39 to help his side reach 189/1 before rain stopped play. The Heat came out needing a revised target inside 18 overs, but the Queenslanders ended up falling short, with Aaron Hardie (3/46) and Jason Behrendorff (2/19) doing the damage.
The Scorchers were without big-hitter Jason Roy on Thursday, who was ruled out with an injury. Cameron Bancroft (58*) and Mitchell Marsh (49*) both stepped up in Roy’s absence, but if the Englishman misses the final, the Scorchers won’t be at their strongest.
Having claimed 27 scalps in 15 matches, Jhye Richardson is the comp’s leading wicket-taker. He has been relatively quiet in the past couple of games, although he is likely to rise to the occasion on Saturday.
Sydney Sixers vs. Perth Scorchers Betting Pick
Sydney Sixers to Win1.95
I don’t think anybody can argue that the Sixers haven’t been the most consistent team this season. The reigning champs always seem to find ways to win games – and that quality is vital when it comes to triumphing in a final.
I’m sure the Scorchers will push the Sixers close on Saturday, but I’m confident that Shipperd’s men will defend their crown. The Sixers’ all-round game has been a cut above the rest throughout the campaign, so I’m backing them to secure the silverware.