Patna Pirates vs Bengaluru Bulls Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Post the Monday break in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, the Patna Pirates will clash against the Bengaluru Bulls at the Harivansh Tana Bhagat Indoor Stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand. When the two teams clashed previously in the league during the Nagpur leg, the Patna Pirates tamed the Bulls 32-46.
The Patna Pirates are coming off a draw against the Bengal Warriors while the Bengaluru Bulls also settled for a tie in their last match against the Telugu Titans.
Patna are primarily reliant on their star raider and skipper, Pardeep Narwal to lead the proceedings from the front and he has done so in a stellar manner with over 190 points to his credit so far in the league. Monu Goyat - the second-in-charge for the attack and has put up a consistent show on his end as well. These two men alone, amass the majority of the points for the team owing to the fact that their defence has not been up to the mark.
Vishal Mane, Sachin Shingade, Jaideep and Jawahar, all four need to contribute in a greater manner with key tackles especially against the likes of Rohit Kumar and Ajay in the clash tonight.
The Bulls, on the other hand, have gradually transformed into a team that displays an all-round performance on the mat with most players contributing to the scoreline in some manner or the other. Rohit Kumar has been talismanic in the capacity of the captain and frontline raider of the team and has been ably supported by Ajay, who has the knack of thriving in pressure situations.
The two all-rounders in the likes of Sunil Jaipal and Ashish Kumar add depth to the side given their ability to perform in the attack as well as the defence. The defence is bolstered by the presence of the experienced Ravinder Pahal in the corner position alongside the duo of young guns, Mahender Singh and Kuldeep Singh who have been stellar with the precision and timing of their tackles.
Patna Pirates vs Bengaluru Bulls match prediction
This match has the potential to go down the wire if the Patna defence yet again falls short against the Bulls' raiders, Rohit Kumar and Ajay, for the two players have the ability to keep the scoreboard ticking.
The mantle will be on the defence of the Bengaluru team to try and restrict the onslaught of Pardeep Narwal to halt the scoring from the other end.