MLS vs PER Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 23, 2022

MLS vs PER Match Prediction - Dec 23, 2022

The Melbourne Stars and the Perth Scorchers will take on each other as the action in BBL 12 continues. Both teams have had a bit of a rough start to the Big Bash season with one win and one loss from the two matches that they have each played. The cricket betting sites clearly rate the Perth Scorchers higher as they are offering shorter odds for them to win this match.

Let us have a closer look at both teams. 

Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers BBL 2022-23. The match will be played at the Junction Oval, Melbourne on the 23rd of December 2022. 

MLS vs PER Team Previews

Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars won their previous match thanks to a brilliant century from Joe Clarke. He has been their best batter so far and he certainly has the capability to consistently score aggressively. The batting around him is a bit of a concern. 

Thomas Rogers, Beau Webster, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, and Nick Larkin form a dangerous batting lineup but not necessarily the best one. Webster has the capability to hit big sixes but is still unproven at this level. Stoinis is not batting at his preferred position where he has been so good for the Melbourne Stars and both Cartwright + Larkin seem to be trending downward in their careers. 

The bowling is quite dependent on Adam Zampa with all-rounders needing to chip-in regularly. Individual brilliance, like what we saw in the previous match from Clarke, seems to be what the Stars are banking on.

Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Joe Clarke, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Thomas Fraser Rogers, Campbell Kellaway, Marcus Stoinis, BJ Webster, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood.

Perth Scorchers

The Perth Scorchers seemed to be coasting to victory against the Hobart Hurricanes in their previous outing before a batting stutter cost them the match. From 137 for 4 in 15 overs (needing just 35 more in 30 balls), the Scorchers ended up at 164 for 8 and lost by eight runs. 

There were a lot of positives in the previous match to consider. Jhye Richardson picked up three wickets and was close to his best. He is someone that could play a major role in the matches to follow. The rest of the bowling unit was okay without being at its best with Tye and Agar among the more expensive on the night. 

During the batting stint, Faf du Plessis got off to a flyer and did his job at the top of the order. Adam Lyth impressed in his short stay but he needs to start delivering very soon. Josh Inglis and Ashton Turner are the experienced players in the middle that will have the role of finishing chases for the Scorchers. 

We think there is enough batting depth and power in the lineup to compete but obviously, the Scorchers are a better bowling unit than they are a batting one. 

Perth Scorchers Playing 11

Josh Inglis, Faf du Plessis, Ashton Turner, Adam Lyth, Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou.

MLS vs PER Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss is likely to want to bat first. That has been the preferred strategy for the BBl teams so far. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

The conditions in Melbourne are ideal for cricket. The sun is expected to shine throughout the day and there is no threat of rain. The pitch at the Junction Oval is usually flat but it does not have the pace that we see at the MCG. The bounce is also a bit lower. This can make things a bit easier for the batters but accurate spinners can also thrive. 

We think a score of around 160-170 should be seen as par. 

MLS vs PER Betting Tips

The Perth Scorchers are clearly the better team in this contest. They have a decent batting lineup with a fair bit of depth and power. The real advantage that they have is in their bowling quality. The Stars have some brilliant individuals that will always make them dangerous but we can't see them consistently challenging the top teams in BBL 12. 

Bet on the Perth Scorchers to win.

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    Ashton Turner Total Runs

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We think Ashton Turner is a bit underrated as a T20 batter. He is extremely good in the middle overs and has the power to clear the boundaries with ease. We liked the little time he spent at the crease and think he is due for a big score.

Today Match Prediction

Perth Scorchers To Win the Match, 1.73

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Who will win MLS vs PER

Melbourne Stars 61.86% (326)
Perth Scorchers 38.14% (201)
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