After a strong start to the PKL this year, the Bengal Warriors have stumbled and are now in danger of falling too far behind to recover. The Bengal Warriors have won just one out of its last four games. That is not the kind of form the side wants to be in while coming up against a formidable Telugu Titans unit.
The Bengal Warriors will be hoping to turn things around through its best players. That means Maninder Singh, Jang Kun Lee, and Shrikant Tewthia will have to be in top form. Maninder Singh scored 14 points in the last match against U.P Yoddha. His total tally for the season now stands at 63 raid points, by far the most for his side.
It also underlines the dependence that the Bengal Warriors have on Maninder Singh’s form. Jang Kun Lee also has 35 points to his name and will be crucial to provide support to Maninder Singh in this match. His ability to attack from the left makes a valuable asset to have on the mat.
The Telugu Titans have been the best team defensively this season. Interestingly, the Telugu Titans were also involved in a tie against U.P Yoddha in their last match! The road to beating the Telugu Titans goes through Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani.
These two giants man the corners for the Telugu Titans and make life difficult for all opposing raiders. Vishal Bhardwaj has 4.33 tackle points per game this season, which is just an insane level to sustain.
If Vishal Bhardwaj and Abozar Mighani can keep Maninder Singh quiet, then we feel more than half the job would have been done there itself.
The Bengal Warriors hold a healthy 6-3 advantage over the Telugu Titans in their historical head to head record. The Bengal Warriors also won the most recent match between the two sides earlier this year. The Warriors have been one of the teams to find a way past the Telugu Titans defense regularly and that should give them a lot of confidence coming into this match.
The Bengal Warriors have the better offense out of the two teams but the Telugu Titans definitely have the better defense. Both the sides will attempt to play the game at their own pace and dictate the flow of the match. Getting an early lead could be very crucial.
Keeping the current form of the two teams in mind and the fundamental strengths of the sides, we think the Telugu Titans are in a better position to come out victorious.
Back the Telugu Titans to win.