BBL Expert Tips and Predictions Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

The Melbourne derby is next on the agenda in BBL 13.

A seismic Melbourne derby is in prospect, as the Renegades take on the Stars, in Aaron Finch’s final BBL game

News Insights

  • Melbourne Renegades take on Melbourne Stars at Marvel Stadium.
  • Another season to forget for the Renegades sees them rooted to the bottom of the BBL 13 table.
  • Melbourne Stars are in the mix for a playoff spot.
  • The game looks set to be the final BBL match of Aaron Finch’s career.

The business end of BBL 13 is on the horizon, with every team in the division vying for crucial end of season points. 

For the Melbourne Renegades, their ship has once again sailed this term and they have been confined to the bottom of the BBL table for the majority of the season. 

Meanwhile, the Melbourne Stars are starting to find form of late and they are currently 4th in the Big Bash table and seen by many BBL online betting sites as in with a shout of cracking the playoffs. 

However, with local pride at stake, this should be a whopper at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium. 

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

The home stretch is very much upon us in BBL 13 and the prospect of the Melbourne Renegades taking on local rivals the Melbourne Stars is a mouth-watering one. 

Things haven’t gone the way of the Renegades this season and with a playoff place now beyond them, they will be out to finish the campaign as strongly as possible. 

For the Melbourne Stars meanwhile, this will be another game they need to navigate, as they look to maintain their BBL playoff push.  
Melbourne Renegades 

Another turbulent season has been endured by the Melbourne Renegades, who remain stuck at the bottom of the BBL table. Winning one game this term has been deemed as progress in comparison to last season but there hasn’t been too much for the Renegades fans to shout about of late. 

With the legendary Aaron Finch set to walk away from cricket after this BBL campaign with the Renegades too, he will be desperate to go out with a bang here.  
Melbourne Renegades Predicted Line Up 

  • Aaron Finch  
  • Quinton de Kock  
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk 
  • Shaun Marsh 
  • Jordan Cox  
  • Jono Wells 
  • Will Sutherland 
  • Tom Rogers 
  • Fergus O’Neill 
  • Adam Zampa 
  • Peter Siddle 

Melbourne Stars  

Despite enduring a tough start to the BBL 13 campaign, Melbourne Stars find themselves in the playoff shakeup with just a couple of games to play. 

Having the likes of Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell in their ranks has been hugely telling in the upturn in fortune for the Stars and they look to be peaking at the right time. 

A win in this one would keep the chasing pack at bay and if they can overcome the Hobart Hurricanes in their final fixture, they will be assured of a top 4 spot.  
Melbourne Stars Predicted Line Up 

  • Tom Rogers  
  • Dan Lawrence  
  • Beau Webster 
  • Glenn Maxwell 
  • Marcus Stoinis  
  • Hilton Cartwright  
  • Peter Handscomb 
  • Imad Wasim 
  • Jonathan Merlo 
  • Joel Paris 
  • Scott Boland 

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars - Stats

  • This will be the 26th meeting between the Renegades and the Stars in Melbourne.  
  • Currently, the Stars lead the head-to-head 16-9. 
  • Melbourne Stars need two more wins to secure a playoff spot. 
  • Melbourne Renegades sit bottom of the BBL 13 table, with just one win to their name. 

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars – Key Players

Whilst both Melbourne sides are operating at opposite ends of the table, it should be a huge fixture at Marvel Stadium and the key performers will be out to put on a show for punters and BBL betting sites
Here are the key men for both sides: 
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch 

Former Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch looks set to call time on his incredible career at the end of BBL 13. 

His destructive style at the top of the order for Australia has revolutionised batting within the country and whilst his best days may be behind him, he is a man that loves the big occasion, and he will be bang up for the contest here.  
Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell 

Few cricketers on the planet are as box office as Glenn Maxwell and the Melbourne Stars captain will enjoy the carnival atmosphere at Marvel Stadium here. 

One of very few cricketers that has the capacity to change the game with bat, ball or in the field, Glenn Maxwell will be desperate to put on a real show here. 

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars - Prediction

A Melbourne derby is always a game that creates plenty of BBL betting traction with the biggest and best Aussie bookmakers and there is plenty on the line at Marvel Stadium. 

For the Melbourne Renegades, giving Aaron Finch an appropriate sendoff will be the key, as the legendary Aussie opener looks set to bow out of the game. 

Meanwhile, the Melbourne Stars will be eager to keep their playoff push going and they know full well that a win here would see them take a huge step towards finishing in the top 4. 

This should be a superb game to watch and whilst the Melbourne Renegades will be up for this, the Melbourne Stars should come out on top.  
Prediction: Melbourne Stars to win the match @ 1.62 with PlayUp

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.