U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
Wednesday's repeat clash is a crucial one for both sides. Separated by 12 points on the table, Gujarat have a great opportunity to distance themselves from the chasing pack which includes U Mumba.
The Maharashtra outfit, on the other hand, will be keen to maintain their new found momentum. Having lost just once in the last five matches, it's safe to say Mumbai are finally playing like the Mumbai of old.
The likes of Kashiling Adake and Shrikant Jadhav have been in fine form for Mumbai. Captain Anup Kumar, meanwhile has had to dig deep to grind out results time and again. With a relatively inexperienced and young squad at his disposal, Kumar has never been challenged like he has in Season 5.
Gujarat, on the other hand, have suffered a dip in form of late. With just two wins in the last five matches, the Fortunegiants have not been able to carry forward their splendid home form. Fatigue seems to have finally kicked in.
While youngster Sachin continues to show no signs of slowing down, the others have failed to live up to their reputation. Captain Sukesh Hegde has had a torrid time and is finding it extremely difficult to make any sort of tangible impact.
Gujarat are lucky that Sachin is in fine form. But depending on a young debutante is dangerous and they will have to ensure their experienced campaigners start delivering sooner rather than later.
On paper, Mumbai have a wafer thin squad and lack depth. Their bench players have failed to deliver when called upon. Fortunately for them, they have not suffered any major injuries so far.
U Mumba vs Gujarat Fortunegiants match prediction
Mumbai are on a great run and arguably the better side on current form. Winless for three matches, Gujarat finally registered a win over U Mumba just last week. Anup and co. will be seeking more than just revenge.
We're into the business end of the season and Mumbai are in desperate needs of wins. Expect fireworks in today's battle as Kumar takes on his friend turned foe - Fazel Atrachali. Mumbai seems favourites to win this one given their good run of form.