Jaipur Pink Panthers vs UP Yoddha Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
In their penultimate home game of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, the Jaipur Pink Panthers will lock horns against UP Yoddha as a part of the Inter-Zone Wildcard fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium.
While the head-to-head stands in favour Jaipur Pink Panthers, the team has managed to claim just one win in their five home matches so far. UP Yoddha are coming into this encounter on the back of a win against the Tamil Thalaivas.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers had Jasvir Singh sitting out the last encounter against the Haryana Steelers, while Manjeet Chhillar took to the mat, a strategy that seems vague in the light of the fact that both the elite players needed to play in tandem to get the win under their belt.
Moreover, Jaipur with the losses are out of contention for the playoffs and hence the players will clash against UP with a free mind. Young players then are likely to be given an opportunity to showcase their mettle in order to test their skills and performance to get a measure of what lies in store on the bench. Nitin Rawal, Sunil, Siddharth Dahiya and Pawan Kumar have all been stellar throughout the season and have been contributing to the scoreline in a great measure, giving the management a satisfaction of entrusting their faith in age ahead of experience.
UP Yoddha, on the other hand, will be on the hunt for a win in order to claim the playoffs spot in Zone B. The skipper, Nitin Tomar will spearhead the attack alongside Rishank Devadiga and third raider Surender Singh and the trio will look to render the rival defence hapless with their strides in the other half. The defence will be manned by a quartet featuring Jeeva Kumar, Sagar Krishna and Nitesh Kumar in the either corner and Rohit Kumar/ Hadi Tajik to add depth to the side.
Jaipur Pink Panthers vs UP Yoddha match prediction
If one has to call the match it will definitely be in favour of the UP Yoddha given the poor run of the Jaipur Pink Panthers in their home leg. The UP attack will go out all guns blazing, particularly the likes of Nitin Tomar and Rishank Devadiga in order to power their team across the finish line and in the process also seal the spot for the all-important playoffs. The defence will also look to keep the Jaipur attack at bay in order to increase the margin of the win.