Puneri Paltan played its best match of PKL 2019 in the previous match but slipped up in the end and had to come away with a tie. Its defense was spectacular in tying down the Tamil Thalaivas offense. They will have to do the same against the Bengaluru Bulls and Pawan Kumar Sehrawat in particular.
Surjeet Singh bagged seven tackle points in the previous match and was a force on the mat. His defensive unit also contains Girish Maruti Ernak and Hadi Tajik to give it a formidable look. Hadi Tajik will have to be careful not be drawn into mistakes as he can sometimes be a bit jumpy on the mat.
Nitin Tomar has not looked close to his best since he return from injury. That is a big problem for Puneri Paltan because they rely so heavily on him for the raining duties. Manjeet and Pankaj Mohite, the highest raid point scorer for Puneri Paltan this season, have stepped up in his absence but all three will need to be better than they have been so far.
The Bengaluru Bulls ended their run of two losses with an easy victory against the Tamil Thalaivas. What was interesting about that win was the fact that it came because of their solid defense. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat scored another Super-10 in the previous match and increased his lead as the highest point scorer in Pro Kabaddi League 2019.
Stopping Pawan Kumar Sehrawat is not easy but the Bengaluru Bulls do not seem to have a plan-B if that does happen. Rohit Kumar has been quite disappointing this season there is a definite weakness here in the Bulls lineup.
Mahender Singh, Saurabh Nandal, Amit Sheoran, and Vijay Kumar all had a very good game in the previous match against the Tamil Thalaivas. This defense will know that an opportunity to repeat its success is there for the taking against a relatively weaker Puneri Paltan side.
The head to head between Puneri Paltan and Bengaluru Bulls is locked at 5-5 after ten matches. Pawan Kumar Sehrawat is at 98 points this season and will become the fastest to reach 100 raid points in PKL 2019 if he can add just two more to his name in this match.
The Bengaluru Bulls are a far stronger team than Puneri Paltan and it is going to be very hard to stop them from winning. A defense that is finding its best form and Pawan Kumar Sehrawat in full flow give it the advantage.
Bet on Bengaluru Bulls to win.