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Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U Mumba Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?

Vidhi Shah
804   //    07 Oct 2017, 11:28 IST

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In Match No. 114 of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, it will be a battle of the former champions with the Jaipur Pink Panthers hosting U Mumba at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.

The two teams previously clashed against each other during the Mumbai leg of the tournament and the subsequent head-to-head stands even with Jaipur claiming the first blood and U Mumba avenging the defeat in the second fixture.

For the third encounter tonight, Jaipur Pink Panthers are coming off a loss against the Gujarat Fortunegiants while U Mumba also slumped to a defeat at the hands of the Haryana Steelers in their last match during the Chennai leg.

Jaipur Pink Panthers will be on the hunt for a win at their home venue bolstered by the fan support which was pretty evident even last night. Manjeet Chhillar will lead the proceedings and marshal the troops on the mat in the capacity of a skipper. He will be assisted by Jasvir Singh when rendered out of the equation.

The raiding duties will primarily rest with Tushar Patil and Pawan Kumar while Nitin Rawal adds a cushion with his presence on the mat. The defence will be manned by Siddharth Dahiya and Somvir Shekhar in tandem with Manjeet and they will look to put forth a formidable wall against the Mumbai attack.

U Mumba, on the other hand, will rely majorly on skipper Anup Kumar, his all-round skills and most importantly his tactics with regards to captaincy to push them across the finish line. Raiders Kashiling Adake, Srikanth Jadhav, Shabeer Bapu and Darshan will all be raring to go and claim points after the off-colour performance in the last match. The defence will be taken care of by Kuldeep Singh in one corner, alongside Joginder Narwal who has returned post an injury lay-off and the young, aggressive Surinder Singh in the cover position. U Mumba will have a very less margin of error in this fixture given the kind of quality performances that the rival Jaipur youngsters are capable of and will hence have to be very cautious and precise with respect to not just their tackles but also raids.

Jaipur Pink Panthers vs U Mumba match prediction

This contest has a history of being heated and going down to the wire and will be the same in that respect even tonight. If Jaipur manages to keep Anup Kumar out of the court for the maximum amount of time they will be on course for a win because without the presence of their skipper, U Mumba is half the side than what it is actually.

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