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22 Dec 2018 14:30 Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata Pro Kabaddi 2018
32 U Mumba FT 34 U.P. Yoddha
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Tournament: Pro Kabaddi 2018
Time: Dec
Date: 22
Venue: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium, Kolkata
Home Team: U Mumba
Away Team: U.P. Yoddha

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- 32-34
RESULT U.P. YODDHA won the match
39' 32-34
EMPTY RAID Abolfazi Maghsodiou raids empty
39' 32-34
SUCCESSFUL RAID Prashant Kumar Rai raids successfully
38' 32-32
SUCCESSFUL RAID Darsan raids successfully
38' 31-32
EMPTY RAID Prashant Kumar Rai raids empty
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U Mumba - Scorecard
Top Raider Rohit Baliyan
13 Raids Attempted
9 Raid Points
Top Defender Surinder Singh
5 Tackles Attempted
4 Tackle Points
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U.P. Yoddha - Scorecard
Top Raider Prashant Kumar Rai
12 Raids Attempted
8 Raid Points
Top Defender Sachin Kumar
9 Tackles Attempted
6 Tackle Points
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Match Analysis

U Mumba is going to throw everything that it has against U.P Yoddha. Siddharth Desai is going to be unleashed on the strong U.P Yoddha defense led by Nitesh Kumar. With 211 raid points to his name, Siddharth Desai has been near unstoppable and is averaging over a Super-10 a game.

Nitesh Kumar has 74 tackle points and is the third best defender in the league. His ability to target the leading raider of the opposition will put him in direct confrontation with Siddharth Desai.

The winner of this individual contest in between the entire match is going to be decisive to the outcome.

As it happens, though, sometimes the focus can be so much on the leading players from both sides that it can open up opportunities for the supporting cast.

In the case of U Mumba that will be Fazel Atrachali and Surender Singh. Both the defenders are brilliant with their speed and technique. Atrachalai is the leading defender fo the PKL while Surender Singh is having his best season in the PKL yet.

Shrikanth Jadhav is going to be the player in the U.P Yoddha side that is tasked with finding a way past the strong U Mumba defense. His specialty is doing well in the DO or Die raids, a situation from which he has scored 32 points this season.

He is not going to be left wondering in this match and is going to come hard at U Mumba.

Key stat

U.P Yoddha has not been defeated in its last four matches and is in excellent form. U Mumba has been brilliant throughout this season and is the favorite in any match that it plays.

It has also never lost a match against U.P Yoddha in the past.

Verdict

The easy choice this season has been to back U Mumba in whatever match it has played. That has proved to be a profitable strategy as U Mumba goes from strength to strength. In this match, though, we think an upset might be on the cards.

U Mumba is under tremendous pressure to win this match. U.P Yoddha has a top-defender on its side and a pretty decent raiding unit as well.

Our prediciton
2.45 U.P. Yoddha
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