Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
One side who has lost just once in their last five outings up against a side who have won just once in their last five outings. Bengal Warriors and Tamil Thalaivas could not have been in more contrasting form.
The Warriors have all but secured their entry pass for the playoffs this season. Having played 17 matches so far, they are well on course and have looked menacing every time they step on the mat.
The Thalaivas, on the other hand, have played the least number of matches in Zone B (11). They've secured only two wins since season 5 began and one can only wonder what will transpire in the future.
A dreaded home leg awaits them next week and opposition teams will use this as an ideal way to continue their good runs. The Tamil Thalaivas are not out of the race for a playoff spot but they've done nothing worthy to state that they're competing for it.
While their raiders have done the job, their defenders have been lethargic and slow off the blocks. They have failed to keep it tight at the back and as a result, their raiders have had to suffer.
Bengal, on the other hand, have hit top form in recent weeks. Since day 1 of season 5, their levels haven't dropped, which is commendable since very few teams have managed to maintain momentum this season.
The Warriors are one cohesive unit, every single player knows exactly their role in the squad and they carry out their responsibilities with precision and confidence.
Confidence will be key at this stage of the competition which is why Bengal need to make sure they keep going and not rest on their laurels. Tamil Thalaivas can only hope that Bengal's raiders are not in good form tonight.
Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas match prediction
Only an extremely brave individual would predict a win for Tamil Thalaivas in tonight's game. Bengal look hungry and will in all likelihood use their opponents as a testing board to try out new tactics.
But that being said, Bengal cannot afford to lift their foot off the pedal, especially with so few games remaining. Once you experience a loss, it gets extremely difficult to spring back into form and most teams in the league have experienced this.
The Warriors should win this one by a handsome margin.