SYD vs MLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 26, 2023

The Melbourne Stars will be searching for their first win of the season as they travel to Sydney to take on hosts, the Sydney Sixers, in match number 14 of the ongoing BBL. The match will be played at the SCG on Boxing Day.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars head-to-head record

The two teams have faced each other in 20 matches so far. The Sixers have been the dominant side with 13 wins, while the Melbourne Stars have won 7.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars 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. 


SYD vs MLS Team Previews

Sydney Sixers

With 3 wins in as many matches, the Sixers have been brilliant this season. They are currently second on the points table and a win here will take them to the top.

It has been an all-round effort by the Sixers so far, with most players contributing to the team’s success. Josh Philippe and James Vince gave the team a solid start in the last match and will look to do so again in this match. Jordan Silk is the top performer with 115 runs.

His partnership of 66 runs with Moises Henriques in the match against the Strikers was instrumental in getting the team to a big total. In addition, they will have the support of Joel Davies, Daniel Hughes, and Jack Edwards in the middle order.

The hosts gave a pretty strong seam attack. Ben Dwarshuis is the leading wicket-taker with 5 wickets and will be supported by Jackson Bird, Henriques, and Edwards, while the spin department consists of Steve Okeefe and Todd Murphy. 


Sydney Sixers Playing 11

Josh Philippe, James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Joel Davies, Steve O'Keefe.

Melbourne Stars

Opposite to the Sixers, the Melbourne Stars are enduring a terrible start to the season. They have lost each of the 3 matches played so far and are firmly placed at the bottom of the points table. With just 7 more matches to go, the team will need to turn things around soon if they want to remain in the race for the playoffs.

The opening pair of Thomas Rogers and Sam Harper has struggled so far. Rogers did get a good start in the last match but failed to build up on that. There are some top batsmen in the middle order including Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, and Hilton Cartwright.

Despite that, the team hasn’t been able to post a match-winning total. On the positive side, Beau Webster is in good form with the bat and the ball. He scored a half-century in the last game, which was the first by any Stars batsman this season, and also picked up 4 wickets.

That makes him the leading wicket-taker for the team. Haris Rauf has remained wicketless in 2 matches, while Usama Mir has just 1 in 3 games. Overall, there is plenty of scope for improvement in all departments. 


Melbourne Stars Playing 11

Thomas Fraser Rogers, Sam Harper, Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Imad Wasim, Jonathan Merlo, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Joel Paris.

SYD vs MLS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely 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 SCG is well-balanced. There is a good amount of pace on offer when the ball is new and the ball comes nicely onto the bat. The team batting first will look to score around 165-170 runs. However, during the second innings, the ball does stop and grip the surface, and there is some turn on offer for the spinners.

There is a forecast for rain throughout the day and we may have some interruptions. 


SYD vs MLS Betting Tips

Looking at the way both teams have performed so far, the Sixers are the clear favorites to win here. They have been consistently performing well in all departments and are likely to continue with their winning run. 

Bet on the Sydney Sixers to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. 10CRIC


    Total Runs

    Under 300.5 (1.924)


The pitch at the SCG is well-balanced and it isn’t the easiest for the batsmen to go after the bowlers. As the batting from the Stars hasn’t been particularly good, we are likely to see a low-scoring game.

  1. 1xBet


    Total 6s

    Under 9.5 (1.86)


As mentioned earlier, the pitch in Sydney doesn’t allow the batsmen to play the big shots very easily. As the batting on both sides, especially the Stars, hasn’t been the best, we are unlikely to see more than 10 maximums.

  1. Parimatch


    Highest opening partnership

    Sydney Sixers (1.76)


The opening pair for the Stars have struggled in all 3 matches, with their top partnership being 21 runs. On the other side, the Sixers have got a decent start in all 3 matches. We are therefore backing them on this wager.

Today Match Prediction

Sydney Sixers To Win the Match, 1.58

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Who will win SYD vs MLS

Sydney Sixers 70.25% (196)
Melbourne Stars 29.75% (83)
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