Pro Kabaddi 2019, Match 82: UP Yoddha Vs Gujarat Fortune Giants | Match preview, predictions and telecast details - Who will win today’s match?
UP Yoddha picked up a hat-trick of wins after their victory over Patna in the last game. After a sluggish start, this team has made steady progress in the last few games.
One major reason for their rise has been the contribution from their defenders. Captain Nitesh Kumar has led from the front with 35 tackle points so far and has made good use of his experience. Right cover Ashu Singh and left cover Amit have been the unsung heroes of this defence. Their ability to pick up points at regular intervals has made a major impact so far. Left corner Sumit has also been impressive with his ankle holds and hence UP’s overall defence looks in fine touch.
The raiding department has been a one-man show in the last few games. Shrikant Jadhav has managed the majority of the attack and has scored 34 points in the last 3 matches. Monu Goyat has been in and out of the team and Rishank Devadiga too hasn’t taken off. Surender Gill has done well in the few games could well get another chance.
UP Yoddha form guide (Last 5 games): W W W L W
Gujarat will sense the need to make a comeback this season after a drought of points midway. They surrendered the lead in the fag end of their match against Bengal and had to settle for a draw.
Gujarat’s raiding department this season has been handled by Sachin Tanwar and Rohit Gulia. They haven’t been explosive as such and that is one reason why Gujarat haven’t done well. They do have some support from Sonu and GB More who have been good on a few occasions. But the overall attack hasn’t been that sharp.
Their defence rests in the hands of left cover Parvesh Bhainswal and captain Sunil Kumar. They have 31 and 35 points respectively and will look to get some more. The form of their corner defenders is what Gujarat will worry about.
Gujarat Fortune Giants Form Guide (Last 5 games): D W L W L
Predicted Starting 7s
UP Yoddha: Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank Devadiga, Surender Gill, Sumit, Nitesh Kumar (C), Amit, Ashu Singh
Gujarat Fortune Giants: Sachin Tanwar, GB More, Rohit Gulia, Ankit, Sunil Kumar (C), Parvesh Bhainswal, Sumit
UP Yoddha are on a roll after 3 successive wins and both their departments are doing well at the moment.
Gujarat will need a big performance from one of their raiders as that will help them get a lead.
Gujarat Fortune Giants could halt UP’s winning run in Kolkata tonight.
Where and when to watch
Date: Monday, 9th September 2019
Start time: 7:30 pm IST
Venue: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
Live telecast: Star Sports Network
Live streaming: Hotstar
Live updates: Sportskeeda
Published 09 Sep 2019, 09:00 IST