U Mumba vs Tamil Thalaivas Match Prediction: Who will win today's Pro Kabaddi 2017 match?
After the mandatory Monday break in Pro Kabaddi League Season 5, U Mumba will clash against the Tamil Thalaivas as a part of the Inter-Zone Wildcard fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
When the two teams locked horns previously in the league in the Inter-Zone Challenge, it was U Mumba which came out on top by a slender margin of just three points.
In tonight's fixture, U Mumba will go out all guns blazing for they are on the hunt for a spot in the playoffs, more particularly after their loss against the Jaipur Pink Panthers in the last match.
The Tamil Thalaivas will also look to boost themselves with a much-needed win especially after the dismal home leg in which they lost all encounters.
U Mumba will bank more on their raiders in this match to take advantage of the defence which is the weak link of the rival team. More so, they should go ahead with their old starting seven combinations featuring the likes of Kashiling Adake, Srikanth Jadhav and Darshan Kadian for the inclusion of Shabeer Bapu has not really proved to be as fruitful in comparison. The defence should also be manned by the players who had gelled well alongside each other when U Mumba had embarked on a mini winning streak, which included the likes of Kuldeep Singh, Surinder, Anup and Hadi Oshtorak instead of going ahead with Joginder Narwal and Deepak Yadav.
Tamil Thalaivas, on the other hand, will have to buck up in a major manner if they are to thwart the Mumbai challenge and the defence which has lagged behind needs to come to the fore in a major manner especially the likes of Amit Hooda, C Arun, Darshan, etc. The raid department is more or less secure with Ajay Thakur showcasing some brilliant form and expertise in the last week and being supported by Prapanjan. Others like Vijin Thangadurai, Vineet and Anil Kumar also need to prove a point by amassing points in a greater measure on the mat tonight.
U Mumba vs Tamil Thalaivas match prediction
If one has to call the match, it would definitely be in favour of U Mumba given the kind of poor form that the Tamil Thalaivas have been in. If the Mumbai defence manages to restrict the Ajay Thakur onslaught they will ease their way to a win in the match tonight.