UP Yoddha are blowing hot and cold this season as they sit sixth in the Pro Kabaddi points table with five wins, seven losses and three tied games. The Yoddhas have been plagued with inconsistency, having managed just two wins in their last five matches. They are now on a three-game losing run, including a 26-31 loss to the Bengaluru Bulls in their previous fixture.
Meanwhile, the Patna Pirates have surpassed expectations this season. They sit third in the league standings with eight wins, four losses and one tied game. The Pirates have also won only two games in their last five, including a 30-51 loss to the Jaipur Pink Panthers in their previous match.
UP Yoddha defeated the Patna Pirates 36-35 in an exhilarating thriller when the two sides met earlier this season. They will look to climb up to third place in the league by completing a season-double over the Patna-based franchise.
UP Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Match Details
Match: UP Yoddha vs Patna Pirates, Match 88, Pro Kabaddi League 2022
Date and Time: 2nd February 2022, Wednesday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sheraton Grand, Whitefield, Bengaluru
UP Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Probable Playing 7s
Shrikant Jadhav scored six raid points from the bench against the Bengaluru Bulls. Skipper Nitesh Kumar completed a High-5 with six tackle points, while Sumit bagged four tackle points in the defense.
Shrikant Jadhav is expected to replace Mohammad Taghi in the starting seven.
Probable Playing 7: Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, Shrikant Jadhav/Mohammad Taghi
Guman Singh scored 11 raid points from the bench in the last match against the Jaipur Pink Panthers. Meanwhile, Sachin and Monu Goyat scored seven and six raid points, respectively. With three tackle points, Sunil was the only successful defender for the Pirates.
No changes are expected in their starting seven.
Probable Playing 7: Sachin, Neeraj Kumar, Sajin C, Prashanth Kumar, Monu Goyat, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh
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Today's PKL Match Prediction
Pardeep Narwal and Surender Gill failed to get out of the blocks against the Bengaluru Bulls. While their defense is firing on all cylinders, UP Yoddha's raiders need to pull up their socks now.
At the same time, the Patna Pirates are leaking too many points in defense. Their raiders are doing a decent job in the attack, but their defenders are letting them down.
Prediction: UP Yoddha are expected to win this contest.
UP Yoddha vs Patna Pirates live telecast details and channel list
T.V.: Star Sports Network
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