MLS vs SYD Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jan 06, 2024

The Melbourne Stars will be looking to build upon its winning momentum as it faces the Sydney Sixers this weekend. The match will be played at the iconic MCG on Saturday.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers head-to-head record

Out of the 21 matches played between the two teams, the Melbourne Stars have won 8, while the Sydney Sixers have won 13 matches.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Live-streaming and Broadcast

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

MLS vs SYD Team Previews

Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne Stars were off to a poor start as they lost their first 3 matches. However, the reverse fixture against Sydney Sixers on Boxing Day proved to be a turning point for the franchise as they have won 4 matches on the trot since then. As a result, they have climbed to the 4th place on the table, with a 4-point lead over the nearest competitor.

Glenn Maxwell is in excellent form with the bat as well as the ball and has led his team from the front. He has been well supported by Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, and Hilton Cartwright in the middle order. The opening pair of Thomas Rogers and Daniel Lawrence has done a decent job so far and will once again look to give the team a brisk start. Coming to the bowling, the pace attack hasn’t been the best and there is plenty of room for improvement. Joel Paris and Mark Steketee have managed to pick up just 5 wickets between them, while Stoinis and Rocchiccioli have only 1 wicket each. The spinners including Webster, Maxwell, and Imad Wasim on the other end have fared better.

Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Thomas Fraser Rogers, Dan Lawrence, Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Imad Wasim, Peter Handscomb, Jonathan Merlo, Joel Paris, Scott Boland.

Sydney Sixers

The Sydney Sixers made a positive start to their campaign by winning the first 3 matches. However, with 2 losses and 2 abandoned matches in the last 4 games, they seem to have slipped a bit. They will need to win this match to cement their position in the top 4.

James Vince and Josh Phillipe have been pretty consistent at the top of the order. Philippe is the leading run-getter for the team with 141 runs. However, the middle order has lacked consistency. Jordan Silk has played a couple of good knocks but the team will need him to stay till the end if they want to post a big score. The form of Moises Henriques and Kurtis Patterson has been a bit underwhelming. The bowlers have fared slightly better compared to the batsmen. Jackson Bird and Jack Edwards are the leading wicket-takers with 8 wickets each, while Ben Dwarshuis is close behind with 7. They will be supported by Sean Abbott and Tom Curran, while Todd Murphy and Steve OKeefe will feature in the spin department.

Sydney Sixers Playing 11

James Vince, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Todd Murphy, Steve O'Keefe.

MLS vs SYD 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 is well-balanced and provides for an even contest between the bat and the ball. The average first-inning score in the last 9 matches is around 140. The seamers will be able to swing the ball early on in the match and can get plenty of wickets if they bowl a good line and length. The pitch does get slightly better to bat on as the match progresses, but overall, the bowlers are likely to dominate. The weather is likely to remain cloudy with temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.

MLS vs SYD Betting Tips

The Sydney Sixers have an excellent record against the Stars in past head-to-head encounters. However, they have been a bit inconsistent this season. On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars seem to be peaking in form just at the right time.

Bet on the Melbourne Stars to win.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 1xBet


    Total runs in the highest scoring over of the match

    Under 18.5 (1.833)


The pitch at the MCG isn’t the easiest to bat on. As both teams have some quality bowlers playing for them, we think it will be unlikely to see a high-scoring over.

  1. Parimatch


    Highest opening partnership Sydney Sixers



James Vince and Josh Philippe have played well for the Sixers this season. They have been two of the most consistent batsmen in the team and we are likely to see them get a strong start in this match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Marcus Stoinis to score under 17.5 runs



Stoinis hasn’t been in the best of forms this season. He is averaging 17.00 with the bat this season and has scored over 18 runs in just 1 of his last 6 innings. We are expecting another poor outing for him.

Today Match Prediction

Melbourne Stars To Win the Match, 1.87

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Who will win MLS vs SYD

Melbourne Stars 65.04% (160)
Sydney Sixers 34.96% (86)
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