A superb run of form for UP Yoddha has helped the side register five consecutive wins coming into this match. The form of Shrikant Jadhav and the emergence of Surender Gill has everything to do with this surge in UP Yoddha’s fortunes.
With Rishank Devadiga also contributing nicely to the cause, UP Yoddha now has three dependable and in-form raiders to attack with. That is a huge advantage to have and put the opposition under tremendous pressure. U Mumba has a strong defense but this trio of raiders will back itself to deliver the goods once again.
Sumit and Nitesh Kumar have been reliably brilliant throughout the season and will continue to do so. They are going to be up against a U Mumba raiding unit that is short on confidence. If they can keep the likes of Abhishek Singh in check than U Mumba could struggle to get the points needed in this contest.
U Mumba would be a bit concerned at the manner in which its raiding unit has been performing in the last few matches. Arjun Deshwal has emerged as a fine young raider but Abhishek Singh and Rohit Baliyan have tapered off.
Not only are the U Mumba raiders going to be up against a tough defensive unit in this match but they are also going to be under pressure to score and stay abreast with the UP Yoddha raiding trio.
We hope to see a bigger role given to Arjun Deshwal in this match and maybe some more aggression from Abhishek Singh.
Faze Atrachali has recovered from his early season slumber and is now in the race to be the lead defender of the entire league. His awareness on the mat is second to none and he more often than not times his attack perfectly.
He is going to have lead from the front and pull along Surinder Singh with him in this contest. The beat, Sandeep Narwal, is also going to need to show his all-round skills in this match.
The head to head between the two teams is very close. UP Yoddha holds a slender 3-2 advantage against U Mumba. Current form for both the teams is quite good as well.
U Mumba certainly is a formidable side that cannot be taken lightly but the momentum is firmly with UP Yoddha at the moment. A better raiding unit and a very good defense give UP Yoddha the advantage.
Bet on UP Yoddha to win.