A terrific performance from U Mumba in their previous match against UP Yoddha saw them get an important win. It made sure that U Mumba has some breathing room from the chasing pack and even has a chance of moving up in the PKL league table to the third place.
The biggest players for U Mumba in this match are going to be Fazel Atrachali in the defense and Arjun Deshwal in the raiding department.
There are some other good players in the side but these two have the form leading up to this contest which should help them make the most impact. Abhishek Singh has been getting points regularly in the preceding matches but can veer from being brilliant to dismal.
Surinder Singh and Sandeep Narwal will need to be on their game as well to ensure that the Gujarat Fortunegiants continue to find things difficult in their raiding department.
An excellent display by the Gujarat Fortunegiants against the Jaipur Pink Panthers could only fetch them a tie. It was a see-saw match that swung in every which direction before ending in a tie. The Gujarat Fortunegiants have been in horrific form lately and it was great to see them come on to the mat with some real purpose.
The raiding department was not at its best but there were some good signs from Sachin Tanwar and Rohit Gulia. This inability to get raid points regularly is hampering the Gujarat Fortunegiants massively and could be hard to recover from.
U Mumba has been quite aggressive on the mat and staying abreast with them is a tough task.
Parvesh Bhainswal put in his best performance of PKL 2019 so far. He was assertive and clear in his thinking all while avoiding errors. If he and Sunil Kumar can continue in the same vein against U Mumba then they may stand a chance.
The Gujarat Fortunegiants enjoy a 5-2 advantage over U Mumba in head to head matches although that kind of dominant form has been missing from the Gujarat side this season.
signs of getting back to their best against the Jaipur Pink Panthers including in the raiding department. U Mumba is a stronger side on paper but has been pretty inconsistent as well.
Bet on the Gujarat Fortunegiants to win.