BBL expert tips and predictions Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades

The Hobart Hurricanes welcome the Melbourne Renegades in BBL 13.

Two winless sides face off in Launceston as the Hobart Hurricanes welcome the Melbourne Renegades

News Insights

  • Hobart Hurricanes are winless from their opening two BBL 13 fixtures.
  • They welcome the Melbourne Renegades, who too are without a win.
  • Cracking the top 4 and reaching the semi finals is the ultimate objective for both teams.
  • This is the final BBL 13 fixture before another Test Match break.

The big games come thick and fast in BBL 13, and it is a battle of two winless sides next in Tasmania. 

Despite some decent glimpses, the Hobart Hurricanes have been well beaten in both of their opening games and they are being questioned by many punters and online betting sites

They take on the Melbourne Renegades next, a team that need a win from somewhere and who have plenty of decent players in their ranks. 

With very little between them on paper, this should be a super game at the Blundstone Arena.  

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades

Keeping pace with all of the sides in the table is the ultimate objective for any franchise heading into a BBL season and both Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades have work to do in BBL 13. 

With both sides winless after two games played, the stakes simply could not be higher in Tasmania.  

It has been a chastening start to BBL 13 for the Hobart Hurricanes, who have been well beaten in their opening two fixtures and are now very much behind the 8-ball. 

A side that are well fancied to go deep with the most prominent BBL betting apps, the Hurricanes know they need to find form sooner rather than later. 
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted Line Up 

  • Caleb Jewell  
  • Ben McDermott  
  • Sam Hain 
  • Tim David 
  • Matthew Wade (wk) 
  • Nikhil Chaudhary 
  • Mitchell Owen 
  • Chris Jordan 
  • Patrick Dooley 
  • Nathan Ellis © 
  • Billy Stanlake 

Melbourne Renegades 

A similar story can be told for the Melbourne Renegades, who are also awaiting their first win of BBL 13. 

Losing out in a tight game to the Sydney Sixers was a particularly tough one to take for the Renegades, who then missed out against the Perth Scorchers due to the weather. 

They need to put points on the board quickly and with the likes of Quinton de Kock and Adam Zampa in their ranks, they will certainly be confident of picking up a result on the road in Tasmania here.  
Melbourne Renegades Predicted Line Up 

  • Nic Maddinson 
  • Quinton de Kock (wk) 
  • Joe Clarke 
  • Jordan Cox 
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk  
  • Aaron Finch 
  • Jono Wells 
  • Will Sutherland 
  • Kane Richardson 
  • Adam Zampa 
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman 

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades - Stats

  • This will be the 18th meeting between the Hobart Hurricanes and the Melbourne Renegades. 
  • Currently, the Hobart Hurricanes lead the head-to-head 9-8. 
  • Both sides are yet to win in BBL 13. 
  • This will be the final fixture before another Test Match break. 

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades – Key Players

When two top sides go at it like this, there are plenty of key match ups that will decide the game and they present excellent betting opportunities with BBL betting sites

Here are the key men for both sides: 

Hobart Hurricanes: Chris Jordan 

Englishman Chris Jordan is big business wherever he goes in the world of Twenty 20 cricket, and he has enjoyed a big impact in the BBL. 

The Hobart Hurricanes were delighted to have drafted Jordan, a player who can have a huge impact with both bat and ball in hand and he has been the shining light in this Hurricanes side so far in BBL 13. 

Melbourne Renegades: Adam Zampa 

Australian spinner Adam Zampa has long been a key component of the limited overs side and he is full of confidence having helped Australia clinch the ICC World Cup last month. 

Zampa is a dab hand in T20 cricket and in Australian conditions and his BBL record certainly speaks for itself. 

Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Renegades - Prediction

With just 8 sides in the Big Bash league and only 4 making it through to the knockout stages, both the Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades have work to do if they are to progress. 

Neither side has managed to pick up a win yet in BBL 13 and they will know that another loss here could be catastrophic for their respective campaigns. 

There is very little to split these sides on paper, but the Hobart Hurricanes do have plenty of match winners and they could just about edge this one, in front of their passionate home fans in Tasmania. 

Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes to win the match @ 2.05 with PlayUp

The big games are coming thick and fast in BBL 13 and there are plenty of betting opportunities out there for punters with the biggest and best Aussie bookmakers

With the schedule moving onto Tasmania, the Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades lock horns in what should be an excellent contest.  

Sport has always been an integral part of Sam’s life, with his youth spent pursuing a playing career in both cricket and tennis, where he was fortunate enough to represent his native Wales at junior levels. Upon graduating from the University of Worcester, UK in 2011, Sam combined his two greatest passions – sport and travel, forging a freelance career as a tennis coach and a freelance journalist, visiting all 7 continents in the process. Having lived in Australia for over 2 years, Sam has a burning passion for AFL and follows every game he possibly can.