Monu Goyat has led the Haryana Steelers this season and a lot of the blame for the poor season they have had will come on his head. As one of the lead raiders of the side, Monu Goyat has not been able to put in the consistent performances that he and his team would have liked.
Monu Goyat is regarded as one of the leading raiders of the PKL but was strangely hesitant and mediocre in the PKL this season. He was supplanted by Vikash Khandola as the lead raider of the side who had his best ever raid points tally in one season of the Pro Kabaddi League.
The Haryana Steelers are going to be up against one of the best defensive sides of the league in this match. Any sort of second thoughts or lapses in technique are going to be pounced upon so both Monu Goyat and Vikash Khandola will need to be at their best.
Kuldeep Singh will lead the defense of the Haryana Steelers like he has all of this season of the PKL. He will have a tough time keeping Sachin and the other Gujarat Fortunegiants raiders quiet, though.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants have been stunning this season. They have relied on a combination of defensive brilliance mixed with aggression from some very talented raiders to be among the top sides of the Pro Kabaddi League.
As the only side that has a chance to overtake U Mumba at the top of Zone A, winning this game is going to very important if they want to keep the pressure on U Mumba.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants have relied on the brilliance of their rookie raider, Sachin, to lead the way on the offensive end. He has scored well over a hundred raid points and has established himself as one of the best raiders in the league alongside fellow rookie Siddharth Desai.
K Prapanjan has also been very impressive for the Gujarat Fortunegiants and has been stepping it up a nitch over the last few matches.
With Sunil Kumar and Amit Sharma leading the defense, the Gujarat Fortunegiants rely on brilliant movement on the mat to make scoring points against them very difficult.
The Haryana Steelers have lost three of their last four matches while the Gujarat Fortunegiants have won five out of their last six matches. There really is no comparison between the side when it comes to current form or the success they have enjoyed in Pro Kabaddi 6.
It is tempting to look for upsets in matches that seem as one-sided as these but there is nothing to suggest that the Haryana Steelers will be able to pull off a victory in this game. We suggest sticking the favorites in this game and staying on the Gujarat Fortunegiants train.
Back the Gujarat Fortunegiants to win.