Bengal Warriors v U Mumba Dream11 Kabaddi Prediction today: Fantasy Kabaddi tips
The Warriors started their home leg with a thrilling 25-25 tie against the Gujarat Fortune Giants but came out on top in their next game as a couple of Super Raids in the final few minutes against the Puneri Paltan saw the home team clinch a 42-39 win.
U Mumba will also be coming into this contest with momentum on their side, having decimated the Telugu Titans 41-27 in their previous match on the back of a morale-boosting High 5 from skipper Fazel Atrachali.
The Maninder Singh-led Warriors are currently placed 2nd in the points table with 7 wins, 3 ties and 4 losses from 14 matches while U Mumba are 5th position courtesy of 7 wins, 1 tie and 6 losses.
A win could do well for both teams as they look to cement their spot in the top six as the race for the playoffs heats up with every passing game. The two teams have already crossed paths once this season in Patna where the Warriors came out victorious by a slender 32-30 margin.
With both the teams in some decent form, one could expect a high-scoring encounter between these two teams today.
Bengal Warriors Team News
Coach BC Ramesh has often stressed on maintaining the balance of the team as a key for success and his strategy to field a constant starting 7 has worked to the team's advantage. Expect the Warriors to play the same team from their win against Puneri Paltan, with Sukesh Hegde finding himself on the bench despite a good showing in their previous game.
Predicted Starting 7: Maninder Singh (C), K Prapanjan, Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Rinku Narwal, Jeeva Kumar, Baldev Singh, Mayur Shivtarkar.
U Mumba Team News
The Fazel Atrachali-led side made a change for the last game as they brought in Rohit Baliyan in place of Athul MS against the Telugu Titans and the experienced raider did well, picking up 7 points as he complemented Arjun Deshwal on the raiding front. U Mumba could be expected to play the same team as well.
Predicted Starting 7: Fazel Atrachali (C), Abhishek Singh, Rohit Baliyan, Arjun Deshwal, Surinder Singh, Sandeep Narwal, Harendra Kumar.
Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Maninder Singh's ability to change games has certainly come to the fore this season and given that the ace raider already has 114 points from 14 games, he is a must-have for this side.
Along with Maninder, his raiding partner K Prapanjan has consistently picked up points and has 30 points from the last five games. Given that he could step up in case Maninder fails, he is a good prospect for a whole lot of points.
From U Mumba, Arjun Deshwal is a safe choice, given that the youngster has made the most use of the opportunities given to him and is also coming off a fine 10-point effort against the Telugu Titans.
All-Rounders: Warriors' Mohammad Nabibakhsh has impressed in his debut season and has notched up 74 points from 14 matches, essaying his role as the third raider to good effect. The Iranian, in particular, has looked in the last three games with 16 points and could hold the 'X-factor' for his side.
On the defence front, Mayur Shivtarkar is yet to make a massive impact but can be a value for money player, with his dashes certain to bring about some timely tackles.
Defenders: Warriors' Baldev Singh has impressed from the right corner and has 41 points from 14 matches, including High 5s from two of his last three games which makes him an important player to this fantasy side.
From the U Mumba team, Harendra Kumar's ability to switch positions and contribute to the defence makes him a useful choice as well.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Maninder Singh (C), K Prapanjan, Arjun Deshwal (VC), Mohammad Nabibakhsh, Mayur Shivtarkar, Baldev Singh, Harendra Kumar.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Maninder Singh (VC), Arjun Deshwal, Sandeep Narwal, Mayur Shivtarkar, Fazel Atrachali (C), Baldev Singh, Harendra Kumar.
Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:26 IST