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14 Nov 2018 15:30 DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai Pro Kabaddi 2018
32 U Mumba FT 29 Bengaluru Bulls
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Tournament: Pro Kabaddi 2018
Time: Nov
Date: 14
Venue: DOME@NSCI SVP Stadium, Mumbai
Home Team: U Mumba
Away Team: Bengaluru Bulls

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- 32-29
RESULT U MUMBA won the match
39' 32-29
SUCCESSFUL RAID Pawan Sehrawat raids successfully
39' 32-28
EMPTY RAID Darsan raids empty
39' 32-28
UNSUCCESSFUL RAID Abolfazi Maghsodiou raids unsuccessfully
39' 32-27
GREEN CARD Fazel Atrachali got a green card
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U Mumba - Scorecard
Top Raider Darsan
20 Raids Attempted
9 Raid Points
Top Defender Surinder Singh
9 Tackles Attempted
5 Tackle Points
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Bengaluru Bulls - Scorecard
Top Raider Pawan Sehrawat
12 Raids Attempted
8 Raid Points
Top Defender Sandeep
5 Tackles Attempted
2 Tackle Points
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Match Analysis

U Mumba would be very pleased with the manner in which they struck back at U.P. Yoddha on the back of two successive losses. This match against the Bengaluru Bulls, though, could be their toughest test to date.

U Mumba has been so dominant offensively that it breaks the back of the opposition. This time they are up against an opponent that can repay them in the same coin. Leading the offense for U Mumba is going to be Siddharth Desai once again.

The rookie is dominating the league at the moment and has shown that his injury is no longer an issue. His two Super-10 performances after coming back from injury are a testament to that. Desai uses his reach, strength, and superb athleticism to run rings around the defenders and would be licking his lips at the thought of going up against an inexperienced Bengaluru Bulls defense.

Equally as important as Siddharth Desai to the success of u Mumba has been Fazel Atrachali. The captain of U Mumba and its lead defender is responsible for keeping opposing defenders at bay. After two mediocre outings, he returned to form against U.P Yoddha combining brilliantly with Surender Singh.

If the pair can perform to a similar level against the Bengaluru Bulls then U Mumba will have the game in the bag.

The Bengaluru Bulls have been the most prolific scoring side of the entire league this season. They have been led by Pawan Kumar Sehrawat, Rohit Kumar, and Kashiling Adake in the raiding department. All three of these raiders have been absolutely brilliant this season.

Sehrawat has caught the most attention thanks to his 5 Super 10 performances already but the other two cannot be ignored either. Kashiling Adake was a part of the U Mumba squad last time around and so will have some extra motivation to do well against his former team.

While we think that the Bengaluru Bulls will be able to go toe to toe with U Mumba in terms of offense but their own defensive capabilities are not as strong.

Mahender Singh is one of the few players to stand out in an inexperienced defense that could be brutally exposed by U Mumba.

Key stat

There have been 11 matches played between U Mumba and the Bengaluru Bulls in the past with 9 of those matches being won by U Mumba. That is a significant and substantial level of dominance. It will be in the back of the players for sure as they take the mat to face off against each other.

Verdict

U Mumba and the Bengaluru Bulls have a brilliant offense that is in excellent form. This makes the defense very important and that is where U Mumba has a slight advantage. U Mumba is, however, in the middle of a home leg and has been paying multiple matches in the last few days. The physical strain of playing day after day takes its toll as well.

Back the Bengaluru Bulls to win.

Our prediciton
1.67 Bengaluru Bulls
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