The Gujarat Fortunegianta can finally breathe a sigh of relief after a brusing battle with U Mumba for the top-spot this season of the Pro Kabaddi League. Both the sides kept relentless pressure on each other as they crushed every other team in their paths.
Now, thanks to a brilliant performance by U.P. Yoddha, the Gujarat Fortunegiants are assures of finishing top of Zone A.
The reasons for the Gujarat Fortunegiants success are well ducomented. Schin has been the lead raider for the side and one of the best in the league as well. His ability to keep scoring touch points in difficult situations makes him a cut above than anyone else in the side.
We also rate Prapanjan pretty highly and he could get a bigger role in this final group match as the Fortunegiants look to rest some key players.
While the offense of the Gujarat Fortunegiants is talked about often, it is their defense that has been so instrumental in their success. The likes of Sunil Kumar and Parvesh Bhainswal have been stunning this season. Not only are the effective at getting the tackles in at the right time, they also seem to make the least amount of mistakes.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants are not going to be an easy team to stop and the Patna Pirates must hope that they take it easy this game by resting their main players.
The Patna Pirates have no option but to come hard at the Gujarat Fortunegiants. Their skipper, Pardeep Narwal, is going to lead the side and hope he finds a way to get past the best defense in the Pro Kabaddi League this year.
Pardeep Narwal is experienced enough to know the difficulty of the task in front of him. He is the reigning MVP, though, and it is these moments for which he gets paid the big bucks. With over 200 raid points this season, Pardeep Narwal has been in excellent form.
If he can pull off one more stunning performance then the Patna Pirates may well find themselves defending their title in the Super Playoffs once again.
The role of Jaideep in keeping the Gujarat Fortunegiants quiet is also going to be significant as well.
With 8 wins from their last 9 matches, the Gujarat Fortunegiants have been in excellent form for a sustained period of time. In fact, they have lost just three matches in the entire season. The same cannot be said for the Patna Pirates. They have won just one out of their last seven matches and have lost form at a very important juncture in the Pro Kabaddi League.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants have been so good for so long that we are not sure they know how to relax anymore. They might just keep on continuing in the same vein and not risk losing their winning momentum.
Things look difficult for the Patna Pirates and we believe they are not going to be able to win this match.
Back the Gujarat Fortunegiants to win.