Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Match No. 126 in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, will feature the Bengaluru Bulls clashing against the UP Yoddha in the Sunday doubleheader at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.
The UP Yoddha will be on the hunt for a win as it will cement their place in the Super-Playoffs while the Bulls will look for a big margin win in order to thwart the chances of their rivals.
The head-to-head between these two teams stands in favour of the Northern outfit with UP Yoddha claiming the first blood back in the Nagpur leg.
The Bengaluru Bulls are coming into this match on the back of a win against the Dabang Delhi and will be high on confidence while the UP Yoddha served a big thrashing to the Jaipur Pink Panthers with a 32-53 win in their last encounter.
The Bengaluru Bulls rely on their frontline raiding duo of Rohit Kumar, the skipper, and Ajay, the do-or-die specialist, to do the bulk of the scoring for the side and they have been on point throughout the season.
The defence of the team features Ravinder Pahal in the corner position, who picked up a High-5 in the last match alongside the likes of Mahender Singh and either Sachin Kumar or Kuldeep Singh. To complete the starting seven, all-rounder Ashish Kumar is included in the scheme of things
UP Yoddha, on the other hand, showcased their aggressive best in the last match against the Jaipur Pink Panthers with Rishank Devadiga leading the way by setting a new record of amassing 28 raid points in a single match, the most by any player in the history of the league.
He was well supported by Surender Singh as the alternate raider while there were five defenders on the mat in the likes of Jeeva Kumar, Nitesh Kumar, Gurvinder Singh, Sagar Krishna and Rohit Kumar.
Bengaluru Bulls vs UP Yoddha match prediction
If one has to call the match, it would definitely be in favour of UP Yoddha given their exceptional raiding attack featuring Rishank Devadiga, Nitin Tomar and Surender Singh, who can rip apart the defence of the opposition.
The only aspect where UP need to buck up is the defence, with respect to avoiding advance tackle mistakes,and avoid giving away the freebies to the Bengaluru Bulls, thereby stamping their authority on both ends of the mat.