MLS vs HBH Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 15, 2024

The Melbourne Stars will be looking to keep their qualification hopes alive as they host the Hobart Hurricanes for what will be the last group-stage match for both teams. The match will be played at the iconic MCG on Monday.

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 20 matches to date. The Melbourne Stars have won 13 of those, while the Hobart Hurricanes have managed to win just 7.

Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


MLS vs HBH Team Previews

Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars were cruising along nicely during the middle third of the season and seemed to be on course for an easy qualification to the playoffs. However, back-to-back losses in the last couple of matches have derailed the team’s campaign and they now face a must-win situation.

Even if they do win here, the Stars’ qualification will depend on the outcome of the Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder match.

Glenn Maxwell and Beau Webster will be the key players for the Stars in this match. The duo has put up a good all-round effort throughout this season and will need to give one final push to keep the qualification hopes alive. The two are the top run-getters for the team this season.

Hilton Cartwright is another consistent performer with the bat and averages 39.00 in 7 innings. The team will expect more from the likes of Thomas Rogers, Daniel Lawrence, and Marcus Stoinis, all of whom have been rather inconsistent.

Coming to the bowling, Maxwell and Webster are again among the top wicket-takers for the team. The mainstream bowlers including Joel Paris, Imad Wasim, Scott Boland, and Nathan Coulter-Nile have struggled to make much of an impact so far. 


Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Thomas Fraser Rogers, Dan Lawrence, Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Imad Wasim, Peter Handscomb, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Joel Paris, Scott Boland.

Hobart Hurricanes

With just 3 wins in 9 matches, the Hurricanes are already out of contention for the playoffs. Nevertheless, the team will still look to bow out on a high by winning here.

Ben McDermott and Caleb Jewell have been the most consistent performers with the bat., while Nikhil Chaudhary has been very impressive with his all-round effort. However, the performance of the other players hasn’t been up to the mark.

The biggest duds of the season have been Tim David and Corey Anderson. They are considered among the best finishers in T20 cricket but haven’t been able to do justice to their role. The story continues with the bowling attack.

While Nathan Ellis is the leading wicket-taker with 10 wickets, his seam partners, Chris Jordan and Riley Meredith have been expensive at times. Similarly, Patrick Dooley, who heads the spin department, has given away close to 9 runs per over while picking up just 6 wickets.

The Hurricanes will need a special performance from at least a couple of players if they want to win here. 


Hobart Hurricanes Playing 11

Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade, Mac Wright, Nikhil Chaudhary, Timothy David, Mitchell Owen, Chris Jordan, Nathan Ellis, Peter Hatzoglou, Riley Meredith, Caleb Jewell.

MLS vs HBH Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl 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 MCG isn’t the easiest to bat on. There is plenty of help for the seamers when the ball is new, while the spinners come into action once the ball gets older and softer. The batsmen will have to look for loose deliveries to play the big shots. Anything over 150 will be tricky to chase on this surface.

The weather in Melbourne is likely to be overcast and there are chances of drizzling, especially in the evening. 


MLS vs HBH Betting Tips

Both teams have struggled to perform to their full potential and given the poor form of both teams, it is difficult to pick a clear favorite. Nevertheless, we will back the Melbourne Stars to win. They have some quality match-winners who can turn things around in their favor. Also, the must-win scenario is likely to bring out the best from the players.

Bet on the Melbourne Stars to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Total 4s in the Match

    Under 26.5 (1.77)


The pitch at the MCG isn’t the easiest to bat on. As the batting from both the teams has been below par, we don’t expect to see over 27 4s being scored in this match.

  1. 1xBet


    Macalister Wright to score Over 18.5 runs



Wright is among the more consistent batsmen for the Hurricanes this season. He has scored at least 19 runs in 4 of his last 7 innings and we are backing him to do so again.

  1. Parimatch


    Total wickets

    Over 13.5 (1.78)


As mentioned earlier, the MCG offers plenty of help to the bowlers. As a result, we can expect quite a few wickets to fall.

Today Match Prediction

Melbourne Stars To Win the Match, 1.72

Bet Tip Here

Who will win MLS vs HBH

Melbourne Stars 78.81% (119)
Hobart Hurricanes 21.19% (32)
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