UP Yoddha have not started on a strong front as they sit 9th in the Pro Kabaddi 2021 points table with one win and two losses from three matches. They lost their last game by a 29-32 margin to the Jaipur Pink Panthers, and the Nitesh Kumar-led side will be eager to bounce back to winning ways quickly.
On the other hand, the Gujarat Giants are 7th in the Pro Kabaddi points table with one win, one loss, and one tied game after three matches. The Giants produced an inspiring performance against Dabang Delhi to share the spoils 24-24 in their last game, and they will now try to get one step ahead by winning this time around.
UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants Match Details
Match: UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants, Match 20, Pro Kabaddi League 2021
Date and Time: December 29th, 2021, Wednesday, 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants Probable Playing 7s
Surender Gill completed his Super-10 final match against the Jaipur Pink Panthers. However, Pradeep Narwal and Shrikant Jadav managed only three and four raid points, respectively.
No one in the defense could put up an inspiring performance for the Yoddha as Nitesh Kumar was the best defender on the mat with two raid points.
Rohit Kumar could replace Gurdeep in the starting seven.
Probable Playing 7: Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shrikant Jadhav, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Gurdeep/Rohit Tomar
Rakesh Narwal was the best raider for the Giants against the Dabang. Sunil Kumar was pivotal in the defense with four tackle points.
Mahender Rajput is likely to replace Sonu Singh in their starting seven.
Probable Playing 7: Rakesh Narwal, Sunil Kumar, Parvesh Bhainswal, Rakesh, Ravinder Pahal, Girish Maruti, Mahender Rajput/Sonu Singh
Today's PKL Match Prediction
Both Pro Kabaddi teams are struggling with their respective issues at the moment. Pardeep Narwal looked off-color in the last game that led to their downfall. Moreover, Sumit and Nitesh Kumar are yet to find their feet this season.
Gujarat Giants don't have a strong raiding unit, and if UP's famed defense gets their form back, it would be easier for them to win this contest.
At the same time, Gujarat Giants' defense is not performing to their potential. Ravinder Pahal and Parvesh Bhainswal are yet to fire this season. If it continues, Pardeep & co. are good enough to take advantage of their poor run.
Prediction: UP Yoddha are expected to win this game.
Check out the list of most tackle points in PKL here.
UP Yoddha vs Gujarat Giants live telecast details and channel list
T.V.: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney+ Hotstar
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