The defending champions of Pro Kabaddi have had a very poor start to their campaign this season. The side, though, has enough experience to know that a run of wins can turn things around in a jiffy. The Patna Pirates have been quite good at scoring points. Their raiders have performed admirably in the tournament so far led by the skipper, Pradeep Narwal.
The Patna Pirates have been able to inflict 6 All-Outs in their matches so far but have also conceded 7.
Manjeet, Kuldeep Singh, and Jawahar Dagar are some of the players the will be looking to make their mark and support Pradeep Narwal on the offensive side during the upcoming matches.
The Patna Pirates need to tighten up their defense, though. Jaideep and Vijay Kumar have defended the left corner brilliantly Ravinder Kumar, Vikas Kale, and the rest of the defense can definitely do better.
Patna Pirates will be hoping they can make the most of the home support they are bound to get in these matches. We have seen so far that teams have ended up putting themselves under more pressure and actually struggled to put together winning performances. Starting well in this game will be crucial.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have some interesting individual milestones to look forward to but they will not want that to distract the team from winning matches. Skipper Anup Kumar is on the verge of reaching 500 raid points in Pro Kabaddi history and that is something to applaud for sure.
Anup Kumar leads a talented raiding unit with players like Ajit Singh, Amit Kumar, David Mosambayi, and Lokesh Kaushik. All of Jaipur’s raiders will be hoping to improve on their performances and to be able to get the points needed for getting more victories.
The Jaipur Pink Panthers have put together a fantastic defensive unit this year with players like Bajirao Hodage, Mohit Chillar, Sandeep Dhull, Young Chang Ko, And Deepak Niwas Hooda.
Hooda, in fact, has been in fine all-round form and will be key for the Jaipur Pink Panthers in this matchup.
The Patna Pirates and the Jaipur Pink Panthers have met 11 times in the past with the Patna Pirates winning seven of those encounters. The historical dominance of the Patna Pirates along with home advantage in this match could make for a solid advantage in this match.
These are two evenly matches teams that are currently struggling to find form in the tournament. We believe that the Patna Pirates have the better attack of the two teams but that the Jaipur Pink Panthers are better at defense. Home advantage should provide the Patna Pirates the boost they need.
Back the Patna Pirates to win.