Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Tamil Thalaivas Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Match number 94 in the Pro Kabaddi League promises to be a mouth-watering encounter between two teams with completely different objectives. Gujarat Fortunegiants who has tasted defeat just thrice this season will be eager to secure their playoff spot as soon as possible.
While they have won only twice in their last five matches, the debutants have looked a cohesive unit who in all probability will make it to the semi-finals this season. While youngster Sachin has shined, it's been an all-round performance from Gujarat.
Their defense continues to be miserly at the back. The Iranian duo of Fazel and Abozar have rarely put a foot wrong. They have come out on top against the best of raiders in this league.
In the raiding department, unusual suspects have put their hand up and delivered when the coach looked up to them. Case in point, Chandran who scored a massive 11 raid points in Gujarat's last game against U Mumba.
Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, pulled off the shock of the season. They scraped past Bengal Warriors a couple of days back. In doing so, the southern outfit registered only their third victory this season.
They had to dig deep for the win in what was a high-scoring affair. Captain, Ajay Thakur expectedly led by example and made a huge impact for his side. The likes of C Arun and Thivakarn proved that the Thalaivas may have depth in their squad after all.
For a long time, they were dependent on Ajay to bail them out but placing your trust on a single player is extremely naive. In recent weeks, he's been supported well and it finally paid dividends on Sunday when they beat Bengal Warriors.
Against Gujarat, Thalaivas will be up against a team who play well even when they are on the losing side. Hence Ajay and co. will have to be extremely wary of the threat that looms large.
Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Tamil Thalaivas match prediction
While Gujarat will enter this match as favorites, one cannot rule out the Thalaivs who have displayed grit in recent times. The southern outfit will be no pushovers and Gujarat will have to be at their very best if they wish to come out of this game with maximum points.
A Thalaivas win cannot be considered unrealistic. But it remains to be seen if their win over Bengal was a one-off, can they truly mount a comeback?