Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
The head-to-head between these two sides stands in favour of the Pink Panthers.
In the second match on Sunday night at the Pro Kabaddi League 2017 Season 5, it will be the home side, Jaipur Pink Panthers taking the battle to the mat against Puneri Paltan at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
When the two teams previously met, earlier in the league, it was the Jaipur Pink Panthers who came out on top by a slender margin of two points.
For tonight's fixture, the Panthers are coming into the match post a 36-32 win over U Mumba last night while Puneri Paltan are entering this clash on the back of a loss against the Bengal Warriors.
Jaipur Pink Panthers will look to put up an all-round display akin to last night in order to surpass the Pune hurdle. The defence will be led by Manjeet Chhillar, who picked up a High-5 last night alongside Somvir Shekhar and Sidharth Dahiya. Sunil will come into the equation for initiating tackles as a vital substitute in dire situations.
The raid department will be spearheaded by Jasvir Singh and Pawan Kumar alongside Tushar Patil and Nitin Rawal. The only concern for the side is the increasing number of green cards that they have been amassing which they need to take care of in a certain manner.
The Puneri Paltan, on the other hand, will have to buck up with reference to all players stepping up to contribute to the scoreline in their own measure. The skipper, Deepak Hooda will be the lead raider for the side and will be supported by Monu while Rajesh Mondal has to shine in the do-or-die situations.
The defence will be manned by Sandeep Narwal and Girish Ernak in either corner. While they have been consistent, it is the cover defender duo of Ziaur Rahman and Ravi Kumar who need to increase the frequency of their tackles.
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Puneri Paltan match prediction
The Jaipur Pink Panthers will be particularly high on confidence given the win last night and the support of the home crowd. They look in a better shape to get the win especially if they manage to restrict the stride of Deepak Hooda and keep him out on the bench for an increased amount of time.
The Panthers will not take any major risks and will play on their defence, picking up raid points only in the third raid situations. Hence, Pune will have to devise an effective strategy to curb the slow pace of the game by trying to amass points on both ends.