Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
In the last match of the Sonepat leg of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, the home team, Haryana Steelers will take the battle to the Jaipur Pink Panthers at the Motilal Nehru School of Sports.
While the Haryana Steelers lost their encounter last night against the Puneri Paltan, the Jaipur Pink Panthers had suffered a big loss at the hands of Patna Pirates in their last match during the Kolkata leg.
The Haryana Steelers will be eager to bounce back after their dismal performance last night against the Puneri Paltan and clinch a win in their last home game. Deepak Dahiya was the only bright spark, amassing as Super-10 with the likes of Prashant Rai and Wazir Singh failing to fire on the mat. Moreover, the defence was also in shambles with not more than two points coming in from anyone including Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada. Thus, the team will look to buck up against the Pink Panthers and the likes of Jeeva Gopal, Deepak Kumar and Ashish Chhokar will also have to come to the fore in that respect.
Jaipur featured a pretty much-depleted force in the last fixture without the likes of Jasvir, Manjeet Chhillar and Selvamani, all of whom were not available due to injury concerns. The young guns of the team have come to the fore in the recent matches, with a plethora of all-rounders, five to be precise in the starting seven. Somvir Shekhar is the most experienced one amongst the likes of Santhapanaselvam, Nitin Rawal, Sidharth Dahiya and Sunil, all of whom have the ability to perform on either shore of the mat.
The attack is spearheaded by Pawan Kumar who had put in some stellar performances prior to the loss in the last match while Navneet Gautam played the same game in the capacity of the skipper and corner defender. Now, if any one of Jaipur's star players is fit to make a comeback to the side, the team's confidence would be bolstered by a margin and that will show in the performance as well.
Haryana Steelers vs Jaipur Pink Panthers match prediction
The match should be a closely contested one but if Haryana Steelers depict the same show as they did last night against Pune, Jaipur Pink Panthers is poised to run away with a win. This is because the young guns of Jaipur are all all-rounders with the ability to contribute with raid points as well inflict tackles and this gives them an edge over the Steelers.