Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Will Puneri Paltan tread past the Haryana hurdle?
In Match No. 128 of the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, Puneri Paltan will lock horns against the Haryana Steelers in the Zone A fixture at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati SPorts Complex in Pune.
Both the teams have qualified for the Super-playoffs but a win in this match will take the Pune side up to the second position on the points tally which will prove to be vital later on during the next stage.
In the last match, Puneri Paltan defeated Dabang Delhi 34-31 while the Haryana Steelers are also coming into this match on the back of a win against the Jaipur Pink Panthers.
The head-to-head between these stands in favour of the home side, Pune defeated the Steelers twice earlier in the league and will be on the hunt for a third victory tonight in order to stamp their authority prior to the playoffs and complete the whitewash.
Puneri Paltan has largely been focussing more on their attack in the recent matches with the raids fetching them more point despite the presence of stalwart defenders in their ranks. In the last match, the trio of Deepak Hooda, Rajesh Mondal and Suresh Kumar picked up 21 points in the total tally of 34 points.
Thus, in the match tonight the mantle will rest on players like Sandeep Narwal, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Girish Ernak and Ravi Kumar to take a command over the proceedings and lead the way.
Haryana Steelers, on the other hand, will be looking to end their league stage campaign on a positive note with a win under their belt before approaching the playoffs.
The attack will be led by experienced campaigner Wazir Singh alongside Deepak Dahia and Prashant Kumar Rai. The defence will be manned by skipper Surender Nada on one end and his partner in crime, Mohit Chhillar on the other end.
They will be assisted in their task by the likes of Rakesh Singh Kumar and Jeeva Gopal to complete the starting seven.
Puneri Paltan vs Haryana Steelers match prediction
The match will be a potential edge-of-the-seat thriller with both teams coming out all guns blazing to amass the five points at stake. With great defenders on either side of the mat, it will be a treat to watch some quality tackle being inflicted on the raiders and subsequently the match might as well could head for a tie between the two sides.