Both these sides met in their respective opening games and it was the Rakesh Kumar-coached side who won 34-21 to beat Pune.
However, Pune come off a 34-27 win over the Telugu Titans and seem to be high on confidence.
The Steelers, meanwhile have seen a revived campaign after the return of Vikash Khandola and strolled to a 41-25 win over the Gujarat Fortune Giants.
Team News - Puneri Paltan
Pune didn't do too many memorable things in the raiding department with Manjeet and Nitin Tomar raking in 15 raid points between them. Support raider Amit Kumar blanked in the raiding scheme of things but picked up 4 vital tackle points which help him hold on to his place in the side.
In defence, Deepak Yadav in the cover combo along with Surjeet Singh blanked while Surjeet got just 1 tackle point. Sagar Krishna in the left corner got 4 tackle points. Balasaheb Jadhav can come in place of Deepak Yadav.
Puneri Paltan: Surjeet Singh (C), Sagar Krishna, Nitin Tomar, Manjeet, Amit Kumar, Jadhav Shahaji and Shubham Shinde.
Team News - Haryana Steelers
The Steelers were in complete command against Gujarat with both star raiders in Vikash Khandola and Prashanth Kumar Rai getting 8 raid points apiece. They were supported well by Vinay and no changes are expected in the raiders' column.
In defence, Ravi Kumar in the left cover was brilliant and came out with 6 tackle points while his partner Vikas Kale didn't do bad either. Sunil and Dharmaraj Cheralathan in the corners had an off-night although no changes are expected.
Predicted Starting 7: Dharmaraj Cheralathan (C), Sunil, Vinay, Vikash Khandola, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Ravi Kumar and Vikas Kale.
Dream 11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Vikash Khandola, Nitin Tomar, Prashanth Kumar Rai and Vinay are the available raiding options while Amit Kumar at 13 Credits becomes a good budget pick. Vikash and Nitin are must-haves with Vinay slightly over-priced and not too good for a fantasy asset.
All-Rounders: Manjeet and Sagar Krishna are the only available starters in the all-rounders' list and Manjeet is a must-have in your fantasy team.
Defenders: Surjeet Singh, Vikas Kale, Sunil, Dharmaraj Cheralathan and Shubham Shinde are all good options while Ravi Kumar is another player to watch out for. 3 defenders will be ideal to have as far as the team balance is concerned.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Vikash Khandola, Vinay, Nitin Tomar, Manjeet, Sunil, Sagar Krishna and Shubham Shinde.
Captain: Vikash Khandola Vice Captain: Nitin Tomar.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Vikash Khandola, Nitin Tomar, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Vikas Kale, Surjeet Singh, Shubham Shinde and Manjeet.
Captain: Manjeet Vice Captain: Vikash Khandola.Published 02 Sep 2019, 09:00 IST