In their previous meeting this season, the Pirates won 24-23 in a close game.
Patna are on a 6-match losing streak and lost 41-29 to UP Yoddha in their last encounter.
Thalaivas, meanwhile suffered a heavy 50-34 loss to Dabang Delhi amidst a change in coaching duties as Udayakumar took over from E Bhaskaran.
Team News- Patna Pirates
It was Pardeep Narwal who was forced to stand alone for the Pirates as his 14 raid points not supported by a single player from the side. In the raiding department, Vikas Jaglan got 2 raid points and Mohammad Maghsoudlou got just one bonus point.
Monu and Hadi Oshtorak managed to do well picking up 6 tackle points but Jawahar Dagar in the right corner had his third successive failure and should be replaced by Jaideep, who'll move to the left corner.
Predicted Starting 7: Pardeep Narwal (C), Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Monu, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak and Vikas Jaglan.
Team News- Tamil Thalaivas
Despite Rahul Chaudhari and V Ajith Kumar's best raiding efforts, the Thalaivas were always second to Delhi due to their defensive misgivings. Rahul Chaudhari scored 14 raid points while Ajith got 9. Ajay Thakur on his return, though blanked to disappoint yet again.
In defense, Manjeet Chhillar got 0 tackle points and so did Ran Singh. In fact, the Thalaivas could manage just 3 tackle points throughout the match reflecting their poor state. Sagar could replace Mohit Chhillar or Ajeet in the side.
Predicted Starting 7: Manjeet Chhillar(C), Rahul Chaudhari, V Ajith Kumar, Ran Singh, Mohit Chhillar, Ajay Thakur and Ajeet/ Sagar.
Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Pardeep Narwal, Rahul Chaudhari and V Ajith Kumar are the main raiding options with Ajith Kumar being a real budget option. Pardeep and Ajith are must-haves while Ajay Thakur too is one to consider.
All-Rounders: Monu, Vikas Jaglan, Ran Singh and Manjeet Chhillar are the all-rounders who start the games and any two of them will provide the perfect balance to the team considering the poor form of the defense.
Defenders: Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak and Mohit Chillar are the costlier options while those like Neeraj Kumar and Sagar provide cheaper alternatives.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Pardeep Narwal, V Ajith Kumar, Rahul Chaudhari, Manjeet Chhillar, Monu, Jaideep and Sagar.
Captain: Rahul Chaudhari Vice-Captain: Pardeep Narwal.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Pardeep Narwal, V Ajith Kumar, Ajay Thakur, Manjeet Chhillar, Vikas Jaglan, Sagar and Hadi Oshtorak.
Captain: Pardeep Narwal Vice-Captain: V Ajith Kumar.