The Patna Pirates have had a strong run in the tournament so far and are currently third in the Pro Kabaddi points table with four wins and a single loss in five matches. The three-time champions are on a three-game winning run at the moment and would like to extend it with another victory.
Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, have had mixed fortunes so far. They are fifth in the league standings with two wins, one loss and three tied games after six matches. The Thalaivas are unbeaten in their last four games, which include two wins in their previous three fixtures.
Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas Match Details
Match: Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas, Match 36th, Pro Kabaddi League 2021
Date and Time: 6th January 2022, Thursday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
Patna Pirates vs Tamil Thalaivas Probable Playing 7s
The Patna Pirates defeated the Telugu Titans 31-30 in their last match. Monu Goyat scored seven raid points, with Sachin adding six raid points. Meanwhile, Neeraj Kumar was on fire in defense with four tackle points.
No changes are expected in their starting seven.
Probable Playing 7: Monu Goyat, Neeraj Kumar, Prashanth Rai, Sachin, Sajin C, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh
Tamil Thalaivas defeated UP Yoddha 39-33 in their last match. Manjeet was their top raider in PKL with seven raid points, and Ajinkya Pawar scored six raid points from the bench. Meanwhile, Sagar was sturdy in defense with a High-5 and the skipper Surjeet Singh also bagged three tackle points.
Ajinkya Pawar could replace Bhavani Rajput in the starting seven.
Probable Playing 7: Manjeet, Surjeet Singh, Mohit, K Prapanjan, Sagar, Sahil Singh, Bhavani Rajput/Ajinkya Pawar
Today's PKL Match Prediction
The raiders of Patna Pirates have been contributing, with all of Monu Goyat, Prashanth Rai and Sachin scoring raid points in the last game. However, their defenders are still not playing as per their potential. While it was an improved performance from the defense against the Titans, there is a lot of scope for improvement.
Tamil Thalaivas, meanwhile, are picking up the pace with each passing game. Their defense has been rock solid so far, and their raiders are slowly getting into the groove. If the duo of Manjeet and K Prapanjan can play as per their potential, the Thalaivas could notch their second consecutive win.
Prediction: Tamil Thalaivas are expected to win this fixture.
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