Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Last week, we witnessed something that rarely happens in the Pro Kabaddi League. Patna Pirates lost and lost on their home turf. There was no dream signing off for the men in green. Their home fans were left with a bitter taste in their mouths.
But a wounded lion always looks for revenge and Patna will be determined to make a statement when they take on Dabang Delhi on Tuesday. This match couldn't have come at a better time for Patna.
Well into the business end of the tournament, momentum is key and Patna are looking to build it starting from today. They may be favorites to qualify for the playoffs but a couple of losses on the trot can have a damaging impact on the team's morale.
Speaking of morale, Delhi have been truly battered and there is no way out. Not to sound negative but the fact remains that the capital side are well and truly out of the race for the playoff spots.
Winless in their last six matches, Delhi can only hope that Pardeep Narwal goes to sleep and wakes up after the game. Patna's star man hates to lose and it was evident on his face last week when his team went down to U.P Yoddha.
Delhi don't have much to play for. There is no consolation prize up for grabs. They could play for pride but that too has diminished since their home leg began. Their fans have been disappointed.
This was the year when Dabang Delhi were expected to turn around their fortunes. This was the year when they made some shrewd signing at the auction. But individuals matter for little in this game.
When the team as a whole isn't hungry to win, there is very little a coach can do. Beyond a point, tactics fail to inspire. It's a mental sport and Delhi have been weak mentally.
Dabang Delhi vs Patna Pirates match prediction
No prizes for guessing the winner of this matchup. Patna will in all probability run riot and further embarrass the home crowd. Things could get very ugly for the home side if Pardeep decides to take the game by the scruff of its neck.
There is nothing to suggest that Delhi can mount a challenge tonight. Meraj's super 10 will matter for little if his team ends up conceding 20 to Pardeep. A long night awaits Dabang Delhi.