PER vs MLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 29, 2022

PER vs MLS Match Prediction - Dec 29, 2022

The Scorchers will be looking to claim the number 1 spot on the points table as it faces the Melbourne Stars on Thursday in the ongoing Big Bash League.

The Scorchers haven’t stamped their authority in the proceedings as they would have liked and that means that one can find pretty decent odds for them to win if they search through some of the reputed betting sites. 


PER vs MLS Team Previews

Perth Scorchers

The Scorchers looked a bit wobbly at the start of the season but finally seem to have settled down. After losing to the Brisbane Heat in a close match, the Scorchers have now won two consecutive matches as they host the Stars.

The inclusion of Faf du Plessis at the top of the order is already showing its benefits as du Plessis has given them a couple of great starts. Adam Lyth and Nick Hobson however continue to struggle as none of them have been able to play a big inning this season.

Josh Inglis has been in incredible form as he has scored 2 half-centuries in 4 innings and has scored an aggregate of 168 runs. Aaron Hardie too has been quite handy, scoring 119 runs and also picking up 2 wickets. While the spinners haven’t had much work to do, the seamers have done the bulk of the heavy lifting as far as the bowling goes.

Jhye Richardson and Andrew Tye have picked up 8 wickets each, while Jason Behrendorff has 7. All in all, the Perth squad seems to be pretty balanced at this stage. 


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.

Melbourne Stars

The Stars have had a disastrous start to the season, and are currently second from the last on the points table. They have managed to win just 1 of their last 4 matches, and come into this contest on the back of 2 consecutive losses.

Joe Clarke and Beau Webster have been the best players with the bat for the Stars. Clarke has scored 157 runs so far and is third on the list of top scorers for this series. He is also the only batsman who has scored a century this season. Webster is close behind with 149 runs. The other batsmen however have failed to score consistently and that has been one of the main reasons for the poor performance of Stars.

Thomas Rogers, Nick Larkin, and Hilton Cartwright have all failed to convert their starts into meaningful innings. The bowling has been much better in comparison. Luke Wood has bowled superbly and picked up 9 wickets, and Adam Zampa to has troubled quite a few batsmen. Trent Boult hasn’t been at his lethal best but it is just a matter of time before he gets going. 


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.

PER vs MLS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

The Optus Stadium in Perth offers plenty of bounce. This will make it easy for the batsmen to score runs as the pitch offers a lot of pace to work with. That said, the quicker bowlers will be able to get some movement of the pitch and can be quite effective.

The spinners however are likely to struggle. The average first innings score here is around 150. The conditions are likely to remain overcast but there is hardly any chance of rain. The temperature will remain below 22 degrees Celsius. 


PER vs MLS Betting Tips

The batting for the Stars is largely dependent on the form of Joe Clarke and Webster. The other batsmen have failed to make a significant impact so far. On the other hand, the line-up for the home team looks much stronger at this stage.

Also, the seam attack for the Scorchers looks much meaner compared to the visitors. Therefore, there is only one team to back here.

Bet on the Perth Scorchers to win. 


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    Top Bowler for the Melbourne Stars

    Luke Wood (4.00)


Luke Wood has bowled consistently well for the Stars this season. With 9 wickets in 4 matches, he is 4th on the list of this year’s leading wicket-takers. Wood took a fifer when the Stars hosted the Scorchers last week and will be eager to emulate his performance.

Today Match Prediction

Perth Scorchers To Win the Match, 1.56

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Who will win PER vs MLS

Perth Scorchers 72.79% (305)
Melbourne Stars 27.21% (114)
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