The last time both these sides met, Pune thrashed Patna 41-20.
Pune kicked off their home leg with a 43-33 win over the Gujarat Fortune Giants.
The Pirates come off a 36-33 win over the Jaipur Pink Panthers and are high on confidence.
Team News - Puneri Paltan
The Paltan rode on Nitin Tomar's Super 10 as the side's talisman made a tremendous return from injury. Manjeet supported him well with 6 raid points while Pankaj Mohite had an off-game with just 3 raid points.
They were brilliant in defence as both Surjeet Singh and Balasaheb Jadhav in the cover combination got High Fives to their name. Hadi Tajik and Girish Ernak did well too. Pune are expected to play an unchanged side.
Puneri Paltan: Surjeet Singh (C), Hadi Tajik, Nitin Tomar, Manjeet, Pankaj Mohite, Balasaheb Jadhav and Girish Ernak.
Team News - Patna Pirates
The Patna Pirates saw Pardeep Narwal revel yet again with 14 raid points but this time, he was supported well by Jang Kun Lee who got 8 raid points to his name. Monu failed yet again but he's likely to retain his place.
In defence, Patna were reckless at the start but managed to put in crucial tackles at the right time. Neeraj Kumar got 6 tackle points to his name while Jaideep got 3 tackle points to his name while Vikas Jaglan blanked. Patna is likely to remain unchanged.
Predicted Starting 7: Pardeep Narwal (C), Mohammad Esmaeil Maghsoudlou, Monu, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak and Vikas Jaglan.
Dream11 Fantasy Tips
Raiders: Pardeep Narwal, Nitin Tomar, Pankaj Mohite and Jang Kun Lee will be the main raiding options.
All-Rounders: Monu, Vikas Jaglan and Manjeet are the available options and Manjeet is the pick of the options with his all-round point-scoring ability.
Defenders: Jaideep, Hadi Oshtorak, Surjeet Singh and Girish Ernak are the premium defending options while Jadhav Balasaheb is a good differential option. Neeraj Kumar and Hadi Tajik are good budget options.
Fantasy Suggestion 1: Pardeep Narwal, Pankaj Mohite, Girish Ernak, Manjeet, Neeraj Kumar, Hadi Tajik and Jadhav Balasaheb
Captain: Pardeep Narwal Vice-Captain: Manjeet.
Fantasy Suggestion 2: Pardeep Narwal, Nitin Tomar, Monu, Neeraj Kumar, Jaideep, Hadi Tajik and Surjeet Singh.
Captain: Pardeep Narwal Vice-Captain: Nitin Tomar.Published 15 Sep 2019, 09:00 IST