Two wins from two matches had caught the attention of the other teams in the league as the Bengaluru Bulls continued from where they had left off last season. Even the loss against Puneri Paltan displayed the expertise they have on their defensive side.
The Bengaluru Bulls held the Puneri Paltan starting three raiders to just six points and had them under immense pressure for the duration of the game. In fact, had the Bengaluru Bulls been able to get a bit more out from its own raiders, then the game would have likely ended in a big victory.
Now, the side will have a similar challenge against the Haryana Steelers. The Pune defense will be put to the test as wave after wave of raiders try to penetrate their holding. Rohit Kumar, Harish Naik, Kashiling Adike, and Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, who are all a part of the raiding unit, will be expected to put up a better show and be able to score more points for the side.
The Haryana Steelers went through a horror home leg where they lost four out of four games before finishing on a high against Dabang Delhi K.C. The star players from the Haryana side showed up for the last game and raised hopes that the side would be able to put up a better show moving forward.
Monu Goyat, Vikash Khandola, Naveen, and Kuldeep Singh are all going to be crucial for the Haryana Steelers as they try to continue their high scoring spree. Monu Goyat has 22 raid points in his last two matches and is in top form.
How he goes will dictate the mood of the team and could be the difference between winning and losing.
The Haryana Steelers defense also managed to register 12 tackle points in the last game indicating that all parts of their game are in good order.
There has been only one previous match between the two sides in Pro Kabaddi history. The Haryana Steelers won that match and even though a single match is not indicative of anything much, the knowledge of a previous victory can provide a boost in confidence.
Both these sides are good units. The Haryana Steelers have the players to be able to be in a much better position than they currently are. The break after their run of home matches would have done them good and we expect to see an even better performance this time around.
Back the Haryana Steelers to win.