Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
In their second home match in the Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, Puneri Paltan will lock horns against U Mumba in the Maharashtra derby at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
U Mumba will be playing their last match in this fifth edition given the fact that the champions from Season 2 failed to make it to the playoffs and will hence be gunning for a win in order to end the tournament on a positive note. Puneri Paltan will also be eager for a win for they ended up on the losing side in the inaugural home match and will be looking to turn the table.
The head-to-head between the two sides stand in favour of Pune with the Deepak Hooda led side emerging on top in both the previous encounters.
Puneri Paltan will, however, have to buck up in a major manner post the thrashing they received from Gujarat Fortunegiants last night. The defence featuring Ravi Kumar, Dharmaraj Cheralathan, Girish Ernak, Sandeep Narwal could manage to pick up just a couple of tackle points which hurt the team's cause hard, especially now that they have made it to the playoffs where they will face off against the best teams. The raid department had newbie Suresh Kumar leading the way with 6 points even as Deepak Hooda and Rajesh Mondal succumbed to the rival defence. Thus, Puneri Paltan will be looking to put up an improved show against U Mumba, taking confidence from their two wins against them earlier in the season.
U Mumba, on the other hand, will be led by Anup Kumar who will marshall his troops effectively on the mat and motivate them to claim the last win. The attack will be spearheaded by Kashiling Adake and Shrikanth Jadhav, both of whom can render the rival defence hapless. The defence will be manned by young Surinder Singh who has emerged as a bright prospect for the future alongside Kuldeep Singh, Hadi Oshtorak and the experienced campaigner Joginder Narwal.
Puneri Paltan vs U Mumba match prediction
Both teams look evenly matches given the big loss Pune faced last night against the Gujarat Fortunegiants. The match will go down to the wire with both teams coming out all guns blazing and one should not be surprised if the encounter ends in a tie with both teams taking away three points each.