Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
The home leg was supposed to be the beginning of Delhi's fortunes turning around. But it wasn't to be. U Mumba registered a well-deserved victory over them and handed Delhi their eighth loss in as many as 13 matches.
As a result, Meraj and co. now find themselves at the bottom of the points table in Zone A. No other team has suffered more losses than them in the zone.
Dabang Delhi have failed to operate as one cohesive unit. When Meraj has been in form, the others crumble. When Abolfazl manages to make an impact, Meraj struggles. When their defenders have a rare good outing, their raiders let the team down. The list of failures run long.
Tonight, they will be up against Puneri Paltan - a team who has played the least number of games in Zone A yet look favourites to qualify for the playoffs. They have been ruthless and relentless.
Having won eight of their eleven matches, Pune boast of the second best score difference in their zone. Every single player in this side has stepped up to the challenge and this has resulted in a healthy competition for places in the starting seven.
Captain Deepak Hooda has led his team admirably with no ego clashes what so ever. This Pune side has multiple star players yet everyone seems at ease even when they argue with each other on the mat.
It speaks volumes about their team chemistry. Something that their opponents for tonight can learn from
Dabang Delhi vs Puneri Paltan match prediction
Pune will show no mercy and will be eager to send across a message to the other teams in the league. In all probability, they will brush aside Dabang Delhi who are low on confidence and low on points as well.
This could get ugly and the only way Delhi can save themselves from an embarrassment is if they play as one unit. Tonight, there will be no room for petulant behaviour, needless advanced tackles. Delhi will have to be extremely disciplined if they hope of grinding out a positive result tonight.