The Jaipur Pink Panthers are coming into this match on the back of two consecutive losses. They have lost four out of the last five matches to be in poor current form. Turning it around is not going to be easy but at least U.P Yoddha itself is going through many difficulties as well.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have scored just 144 points in their last five games and conceded 195. This is an indication that the Panthers are struggling on both ends of the mat.
The few bright spots for them in this season have been Deepak Hooda, the leading raider of the side, and Young Chang Ko, the best defender in the side over the last five games.
Deepak Hooda has scored 63 raid points in 9 games so far and is the highest scorer for the Jaipur Pink Panthers. His recent form has also been very good as he has 45 raid points in the last five games. He, along with Nitin Rawal will be crucial to the Panthers success on the offensive side.
The defense will be looking towards Young Chang Ko to continue his recent good form and hope that Sandeep Dhull can provide some able support as well. With players like Mohit Chillar and Anup Kumar also in the side, it is difficult to pinpoint why the Jaipur Pink Panthers have been so poor this season.
U.P Yoddha’s season has fallen completely off the rails with no wins its last five matches. The side has recorded three losses and two ties in that time. Crucially, it is also coming into this match on the back of two heavy losses.
U.P was completely outclassed by U Mumba in its last game. The side failed to find an answer to Siddharth Desai and the other U Mumba raiders while their own raiders were not effective against the Fazel Atrachalai led defense themselves.
A loss of that magnitude and the ease with which it was administered can be soul crushing for a team. It will take some real character from Rishank Devadiga, Shrikant Jadhav, Nitesh Kumar and the other senior members of the squad to lift up the side once again.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers and U.P. Yoddha have met each other twice in Pro Kabaddi 6 history. They have shared the spoils in this short time 1-1. Both sides will see this match as an opportunity to get back to winning ways and end their poor run of results.
The two sides competing in this match look pretty evenly matched on paper. They are both going through a wretched run of form and this is where we look for experience in the squad. The Jaipur Pink Panthers have U.P Yoddha beat on that count.
Back the Jaipur Pink Panthers to win.