Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
In the last league stage match of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, it will be Puneri Paltan taking the battle to the mat against the Gujarat Fortunegiants at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune.
This fixture will prove to be a decider for the two teams are separated by just three points on the top of the Zone A points table and thus the result of this match will seal the final 1-2 slot for the Super-Playoffs.
The head-to-head between these two teams stands in favour of the new entrants, Gujarat Fortunegiants having claimed the win in both the earlier matches previously in the league.
Puneri Paltan will be high on confidence after decimating the Jaipur Pink Panthers 38-15 in their last match on Wednesday night while the Fortunegiants will believe that they can go the distance against the home side for they defeated Pune in their last match by a hefty margin of 20-44.
Puneri Paltan will be led by captain Deepak Hooda, who picked up a massive amount of 14 points in the last match and will be eager to continue in the same fashion. In the attack, he is supported by the experienced Rajesh Mondal who thrives in the pressure situations.
With Sandeep Narwal and Girish Ernak being rested in the last match, the likes of Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Akshay Jadhav, Ravi Kumar, Ziaur Rehman and Rinku Narwal came to the fore in the last match and picked up 15 tackle points amongst themselves.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants, on the other hand, are facing a problem of plenty when it comes to the attack with all of their raiders in golden form, right from captain Sukesh Hegde to Sachin, Chandran Ranjit, Rohit Gulia and Mahendra Rajput. The defence as well has been the best out of all the teams in the league and is effectively manned by the Indo-Iranian combine of Fazel Atrachali and Abozar Mighani in the corner positions and Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar in the covers.
Puneri Paltan vs Gujarat Fortunegiants match prediction
The Gujarat Fortunegiants are a mighty force to reckon with on both ends of the mat and Pune will have to really work hard to be able to restrict the rivals. Thus, if one has to pick a winner, given the past statistics, it would definitely be the Gujarat Fortunegiants emerging on top against the home side.