BH vs MLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 07, 2023

A fresh season of the Big Bash League is about to get underway this week as the Brisbane Heat host the Melbourne Stars for the inaugural fixture on Thursday. The match will be played at the Gabba Stadium.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars head-to-head record

Both teams have played 18 completed matches against each other so far. The Brisbane Heat have a slight edge with 11 wins, compared to 7 for the Melbourne Stars.

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match will be streamed live on the Sony Liv App. One can also catch the live action of this match on the Sony Sports Network. 


BH vs MLS Team Previews

Brisbane Heat

The Brisbane Heat were fifth on the points table in the last season but brought out their A-game during the knockouts to make it to the finals. The team suffered heartbreak at the very last step as they were defeated by the Perth Scorchers in a thrilling final match.

Brisbane is notoriously slow during the initial stages of a season and will look to break that tradition this time around. They will bank on a strong bowling attack to deliver the goods this season. Spencer Johnson showed flashes of brilliance last season and will be a bowler to watch out for.

He will join Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, and Will Prestwidge in the seam department. The spin attack consists of Matthew Kuhnemann and Mitchell Swepson. Coming to the batting, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne are both available for this match and so are Sam Billings and Colin Munro.

With such quality players, we can expect the Heat to put up a big score. 


Brisbane Heat Playing 11

Colin Munro, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Sam Billings, Max Bryant, Paul Walter, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann.

Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars had a dismal outing in the last season where they managed to win just 3 of the 14 matches played and ended with the wooden spoon. They have since overhauled the squad, bringing in some fresh talent.

The biggest news by far for the Stars is the return of Glenn Maxwell. He missed out the entire season last time around due to an injury, and his availability for this match will be a huge boost, especially given his recent form. In addition to Maxwell, the Stars are also home to some quality all-rounders including Imad Wasim, Marcus Stoinis, and Nathan Coulter-Nile, all of whom can contribute well with the bat as well as the ball.

Sam Harper has been in good touch during the Sheffield Shield tournament and is likely to open the batting alongside Tom Rogers. Haris Rauf and Joel Paris are likely to begin the attack with the new ball, while Usama Mir will feature as a specialist spinner. 


Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Thomas Fraser Rogers, Sam Harper, Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Liam Dawson, Usama Mir, Joel Paris, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Olly Stone.

BH vs MLS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss is likely to opt to bat first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the Gabba is generally good to bat on. The average first-inning score here is close to 170. The pitch remains true throughout the match, offering plenty of pace and bounce, and allowing the batsmen to play their shots. The seamers who are disciplined with their line and length will be rewarded.

The weather is likely to be clear with temperatures between 23 and 25 degrees Celsius. 


BH vs MLS Betting Tips

While both teams look pretty strong on paper, it is difficult to gauge their overall form as this is the first match of the season. However, if the past performances are anything to go by, the home team is likely to prevail.

Bet on the Brisbane Heat to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Total Runs Scored in the Match

    Over 311.5 (1.782)


The Gabba generally offers a good batting track. Given the fact that both teams are playing with their international stars, we are likely to see a high-scoring encounter.

  1. Parimatch


    Total 6s in the Match

    Over 10.5 (1.80)


Pace and bounce help the batters clear the boundaries and the Gabba plenty of both. Since both teams have some clean strikers of the ball, we are expecting plenty of 6s to be scored on this ground.

  1. Dafabet


    Total Runs in the Highest Scoring over of the Match

    Over 19.5 (2.00)


The Gabba offers plenty of opportunities for the batsmen to score runs. The outfield is pretty quick and the boundaries here aren’t the longest. We are therefore expecting at least one high-scoring over in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Brisbane Heat To Win the Match, 1.74

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Who will win BH vs MLS

Brisbane Heat 69.39% (229)
Melbourne Stars 30.61% (101)
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