Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
The South Indian derby of Pro Kabaddi is upon us, and we take a look at whocould be the winners and losers of this match.
After the Monday break, Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, will feature the home team, Tamil Thalaivas, taking the battle to the mat against the Telugu Titans in the South Indian derby at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai.
In the head-to-head statistics, it is the Telugu Titans who have the 2-0 lead, and they will be gunning for yet another win in tonight's fixture.
Despite losing their first three matches at home, the Tamil Thalaivas will go out all guns blazing against the Titans to get the much-needed first win under their belt. Telugu Titans, on the other hand, are coming into this encounter on the back of a big win in their last match against the Dabangs from Delhi.
The Thalaivas have been missing out on wins, given their poor showing when it comes to the final hurdle where the team falters more often than not.
Ajay Thakur has been brilliant with respect to his individual form but hasn't been able to inspire his team for a similar kind of performance. K Prapanjan has also been consistent as the supporting raider behind the skipper and picked up eight points in the last match. Amit Hooda also came to the fore in the defence after a string of poor performances, amassing four vital tackle points.
However, the rest of the team lacked some sheen with no major contribution coming in, which proved to be fatal for the Thalaivas. The likes of Darshan, Dong Geon Lee, Sanket Chavan and C Arun need to buck up and prove their mettle in the upcoming fixtures.
The Telugu Titans, on the other hand, have been bolstered by the performance of skipper Rahul Chaudhari, who finished as the best raider in the Delhi leg, picking up more than 30 points in just two matches.
In support, he has the likes of Nilesh Salunkhe and Mohsen Maghsoudlou for the attack. The defence of the team is manned by young gun Vishal Bhardwaj, who is atop the tally of most tackle points in the league alongside Sombir, Rohit Rana and all-rounder Farhad Milaghardan.
Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans match prediction
The advantage would tilt in favour of the Telugu Titans primarily due to the reason that the home side's defence is their weak link. Given the kind of form that Rahul Chaudhari is in, it will be difficult to stop him and thereby he will ensure that the scoreboard keeps ticking in his team's favour.