ADS vs MLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 31, 2022

ADS vs MLS Match Prediction - Dec 31, 2022

The Adelaide Strikers are clear favorites at all the leading cricket betting sites when they take on the Melbourne Stars in this next BBL 12 match. The Strikers started with three straight wins but have lost their most recent two matches. The Stars, on the other hand, have won just one match in the BIg Bash season so far. 

Both teams will look at this contest as an opportunity to get back into some much-needed form. 

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars BBL 2022-23. The match will be played at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on the 31st of December 2022. 

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Adelaide Strikers

We were a bit worried about the Adelaide Strikers batting from the start of BBL 12 and those fears seem to be coming true. Matthew Short and Chris Lynn were batting well and compensating for a lot of the batting shortcomings. In recent matches, though, neither of them has managed to score runs and the Strikers have struggled. 

Players like Hose, Nielsen, and de Grandhomme need to start repaying some faith. 

We think Short and Hose are the two players that are likely to get some runs for the Strikers as they appear to be in the best form of all the batters. 

Henry Thornton has picked up 14 wickets and is having the BBL season of his dreams. His brilliant bowling has been well supported by Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, and Peter Siddle. We like the bowling unit fo the Adelaide Strikers but to expect the bowling to bail out the batters in every match is not realistic either. 

Adelaide Strikers Playing 11

Matt Short, Henry Hunt, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle.

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars continue to flounder and have not got their team balance right. Joe Clarke has fizzled out after one brilliant inning, Beau Webster has raised some hopes, but the rest of the batting has been disappointing. How long before Marcus Stoinis returns to the opening slot where he has been at his best for the Melbourne Stars?

Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, and Thomas Rogers are not great T20 batters. They will have their days but we don't think anyone in the BBL is thinking they are going to be consistent match winners. 

The Melbourne Stars are currently suffering from poor form, their best player (Maxwell) missing, and poor strategy. 

The bowling lineup for the Melbourne Stars has not been at its best either. Adam Zampa has picked up just 6 wickets and Trent Boult has four in the season. Luke Wood is the only bowler that has been getting wickets consistently. 

With almost every facet of the team in trouble, it is difficult to back the Stars to win this match right now.

Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Joe Clarke, Thomas Fraser Rogers, BJ Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa.

ADS vs MLS Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is likely to want to bat first. Two unsure batting lineups are playing this game and they would like to avoid the scoreboard pressure while chasing. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The weather is expected to be gorgeous in Adelaide. There is not a cloud in the sky and the sun should be shining all throughout. The pitch at the Adelaide Oval is excellent for batting. It allows the batters to play their shots and the small boundaries are always reachable. We have seen one winning score of 184 at the Adelaide Oval this season and one score of 150 chased down with ease. 

It appears as if something around 165-170 should be seen as par. 

ADS vs MLS Betting Tips

Neither side playing this match is in good form. We think the price being offered on the Adelaide Strikers is a bit short but the Melbourne Stars have done nothing of note either. It is not great value but cricketing sense dictates that the Adelaide Strikers be the team you back in this contest. 

They have a weak batting lineup but two players that have performed well in the past. The Strikers also have a better bowling lineup and are playing in home conditions. 

Bet on the Adelaide Strikers to win.

Today Match Prediction

Adelaide Strikers To Win the Match, 1.66

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Who will win ADS vs MLS

Adelaide Strikers 77.27% (323)
Melbourne Stars 22.73% (95)
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