The Haryana Steelers are coming into this match after two bruising matches in their last two matches. Unfortunately for them, the going is not about to get too much easier. The team has been struggling on both the offensive and defensive ends of the mat so there is plenty of room for improvement.
Monu Goyat and Vikash Kahndola have been a bit scratchy in the games they have played so far. There was some evidence of Monu getting back to his best in the last match as he managed to score eight raid points in his last outing.
The most raid points, though, this season have been scored by Vikash Kahndola with 29 points. If this pair can get some support from players like Wazir Singh, Kuldeep Singh, and Patrick Muval then the Steelers will be in a much stronger position going forward.
The Sandeep Dhull and Vikash will be leading the defense for the Haryana Steelers. We feel that utilizing their all-rounders in a more proactive manner may help the Steelers find a better balance in their squad.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers are coming into this match after a four-day rest which should serve them well. They will be aware that they had the game against U Mumba in the bag before they let them score 12 straight points against them to complete an incredible come from behind victory.
Still, the performances of their leading players such as Anup Kumar, Nitin Rawal, Mohit Chillar, and Deepak Hooda will give them confidence that they have the crux of a team that can be hard to beat by tweaking just a few things.
We think that raider and skipper Anup Kumar is going to be the most crucial player for the Jaipur Pink Panther as his form could dictate the mood of the entire team. A smart strategist, he is also not averse to getting some useful information from outside the mat.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have never beaten the Haryana Steelers in Pro Kabaddi history. The three previous encounters have seen Haryana win two and tie the other. This could be a golden opportunity for the Jaipur Pin Panthers to turn that history around.
We think that that the Jaipur Pink Panthers displayed a lot of desirable qualities in their first match before falling apart. The Harayan Steelers have the benefit of history on their side, which could account for something on the day.
All things considered, though, we think the Jaipur Pink Panthers are going to win this match.
Back the Jaipur Pink Panthers to win.