The Gujarat Fortunegiants have now lost their last four matches and things have started to become serious. The normally reliable defense of the Gujarat Fortunegiants is making mistakes while its raiding continues to be below par.
Sachin Tanwar plays a very important role for the Gujarat Fortunegiants and was instrumental in their success lasts season. He has struggled to reprise that same kind of form, though, and is being held by the defenders a lot more easily.
Rohit Gulia has taken over the role of the lead raider in the meantime and while he has been impressive, he needs support from the others in the side.
We were surprised to see world-class defenders like Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar make rookie errors in the previous game against the Telugu Titans. The Gujarat Fortunegiants cannot afford to move away from their strengths even as they try to find a way to work on their weaknesses.
They are up against the most prolific scoring side in the PKL and cannot afford unforced errors.
We cannot wait to see what the best scoring raiding unit can do against the best defensive side of the PKL. Maninder Singh, K Prapanjan, and Mohammad Esmaeil Nabibakhsh have been outstanding in the PKL so far.
Nabibakhsh was the highest scorer for his team in the previous match and he seems to be getting hang of the PKL now.
All three of these raiders are versatile enough to find the weak spot in any defense and they are going to be well aware of the fact that Gujarat Fortunegiants is not in the best form right now. A series of sustained attacks could help the Bengal Warriors break down the Gujarat Fortunegiants.
Equally important for the Bengal Warriors will be to not give away any raid points to the opposition. Baldev Singh has been brilliant in leading the defense so far and his partnership with Rinku Narwal is really blossoming.
The Bengal Warriors have been very good without really hitting top gear and we think that transition may be about to happen.
The Bengal Warriors have never beaten the Gujarat Fortunegiants in Pro Kabaddi League history. Two wins for Gujarat Fortunegiants and one tie are the results from the previous three times these two teams have played each other.
We think the Bengal Warriors have the form, the depth, and the all-round skill to hand the Gujarat Fortunegiants their fifth consecutive loss.
Bet on the Bengal Warriors to win.