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20 Nov 2018 15:30 The Arena by Transstadia, Ahmedabad Pro Kabaddi 2018
26 Gujarat Fortunegiants FT 29 Dabang Delhi K.C.
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Tournament: Pro Kabaddi 2018
Time: Nov
Date: 20
Venue: The Arena by Transstadia, Ahmedabad
Home Team: Gujarat Fortunegiants
Away Team: Dabang Delhi K.C.

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- 26-29
RESULT DABANG DELHI K.C. won the match
39' 26-29
UNSUCCESSFUL RAID Sachin raids unsuccessfully
39' 26-27
SUCCESSFUL RAID Naveen Kumar raids successfully
38' 26-26
EMPTY RAID Naveen Kumar raids empty
38' 26-26
EMPTY RAID Sachin raids empty
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Gujarat Fortunegiants - Scorecard
Top Raider Sachin
16 Raids Attempted
7 Raid Points
Top Defender Parvesh Bhainswal
5 Tackles Attempted
6 Tackle Points
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Dabang Delhi K.C. - Scorecard
Top Raider Meraj Sheykh
12 Raids Attempted
6 Raid Points
Top Defender Ravinder Pahal
5 Tackles Attempted
4 Tackle Points
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Match Analysis

A tight win against the Bengaluru Bulls is the only blemish in their otherwise perfect record at home this season. The Gujarat Fortunegiants have won 7 out of their last 8 matches in the league overall and are being considered as one of the strongest teams this season of the PKL.

The Gujarat Fortunegiants have hit a stride that is very comfortable for them. Their defense may not be talked about too much but it has been stellar this season. Parvesh Bhainswal and Sunil Kumar have been very good at picking off opposing raiders and holding their lines.

Bhainswal has been the best raider for the side in the last five matches but Sunil Kumar has been the best raider overall for the Gujarat Fortunegiants in Pro Kabaddi 6.

The pair will need to keep some promising Dabang Delhi K.C. raiders in check and hopefully allow Sachin to do what he does best. Speaking of Sachin, he has been arguably the best raider this season in the entire league.

He is averaging an unbelievable 8.1 raids per game and contributes on the defensive end as well. He will be aware that Delhi has a strong defense and getting past them will require some hard work.

Dabang Delhi K.C. has lost three out of the last five matches it has played. They have, however, won two of the last three matches and so should arrive to this match in decent form. Playing against the Gujarat Fortunegiants in this kind of form cannot be easy.

It will take everything from the likes of Chandran Ranjit and Naveen Kumar, Dabang Delhi K.C.’s raiding duo to be able to outscore the Gujarat Fortunegiants.

We think that Naveen Kumar would want to do well in this match and show that he is as good as Sachin, a fellow rookie, who is grabbing the headlines this season. Naveen Kumar is averaging 8.6 points per game, better than Sachin, but he still needs to work on his strategic side a little.

Stopping the GUjaratfortunegiants is not going to be easy but Delhi has Joginder Singh Narwal leading its defense. Joginder has scored 18 tackle points in his last five matches including his first High 5.

It is a good time for Joginder to hit top-gear because the most crucial period of Dabang Delhi K.C’s campaign is about to start.

Key stat

Dabang Delhi has never defeated the Gujarat Fortunegiants in 5 previous matches between the sides. The best that Dabang Delhi K.C has been able to manage is a tie earlier this season.

Verdict

The Gujarat Fortunegiants are overwhelming favorites going into this match. We think, however, that Dabang Delhi K.C. has a good chance of causing an upset. Delhi is a side on the upswing that is going to meet the Gujarat Fortunegiants towards the end of a grueling home leg.

This is as good a time to back the underdog as any.

Back Dabang Delhi K.C. to win.

Our prediciton
2.6 Dabang Delhi K.C.
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