We reach our last match of the season here by which time both of these teams will have a much clearer picture as to where they sit and what they need to do.
The Sixers can’t miss the finals but if Adelaide are to win then they may need at least a point to ensure a top two finish and a double chance.
The Melbourne Stars, like the Heat, need results to go there way and then would need to win this game to make the top five.
The Sixers have sat at the top of the table for the majority of the tournament but have been dethroned by the Scorchers after losing three of their past four games. They may have relaxed somewhat knowing that finals were locked in a long way out but will be keen to take some momentum in to the pointy end of the season with a victory here – and end the dangerous Stars year in the process.
The Stars have lost their last two games in what continues to be a very up and down season. They are not a betting proposition for me here but backing their opening batsman Marcus Stoinis for most runs is. He continues to play well and he has a great record on this ground.