Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Will the Pink Panthers get a win in their first home match?
With the Pro Kabaddi League caravan moving on to the Pink City of Jaipur, the first match will feature the home side, Pink Panthers clashing against neighbours Gujarat Fortunegiants at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
The head-to-head between these two teams stands even with the Gujarat team winning the first encounter and Jaipur avenging their defeat in the second one. Hence, the third match promises to be a thrilling encounter between the two sides.
The Jaipur team is coming into this match on the back of a loss against the Bengal Warriors and will be eager to begin their home leg with a win. The Fortunegiants, though, will not be an easy team to beat given the fact that they are high on confidence and momentum having decimated Dabang Delhi in their last match.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers are likely to feature a full-strength squad in today's fixture with Jasvir Singh most likely to return to the mat post his injury. Manjeet Chhillar will lead the side in the capacity of a lead defender while the raiding will be led by the trio of Pawan Kumar, Tushar Patil and Selvamani. The former two have been absolutely stellar in the recent matches, spearheading the attack of the side. The other players in the defence will include the likes of Sidharth Dahiya and Sunil while Somvir Shekhar may or may not find a place in the starting seven.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants, on the other hand, might yet again be without their regular captain Sukesh Hegde just like their last match. In his absence, the raid department will feature the trio of Sachin, Chandran Ranjit and either Rohit Gulia or Mahendra Rajput or Rakesh Narwal, all of whom have been consistent with their performances on the mat. The Gujarat defence which has often been adjudged as the strongest one in the league, will be unchanged with the Indian cover defenders of Sunil and Parvesh Bhainswal working in tandem with the menacing Iranian duo of Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani.
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants match prediction
If one has to call the match, it would be in favour of the Gujarat Fortunegiants given the kind of run that they are having in the league so far. The defence will not be easy to break through for the Jaipur raiders but one can never underestimate the likes of Tushar, Jasvir and Pawan who can go rampant on their day. Thus, the match will be a humdinger and can even head for a tie.