Five wins in their previous six matches has helped UP Yoddha rise to sixth place in the PKL standings and a rise to the third position is possible with a big win in this match. UP Yoddha has been brilliant in the last few matches thanks to the emergence of Shrikant Jadhav and Surender Gill from its side.
While Jadhav has taken over the mantle of a lead raider with ease, Gill has been a prolific contributor in both the offense and the defense. This has allowed other players like Rishank Devadiga the time to settle into their rhythm and strike form at just the right time as well.
With Nitesh Kumar, Sumit, and the others providing a solid defense to stop the opposing raiders, UP Yoddha is a tough team to get past.
We think the contest between Nitesh Kumar and Rahul Chaudhari is going to be very exciting to watch. It could also be decisive to the eventual outcome of the match.
The biggest advantage for UP Yoddha is that its raiders are going up against the worst defense in the entire Pro Kabaddi League in this match.
It has now been eleven matches without a win for the Tamil Thalaivas and the players know that its season is as good as over. A lack of unity and trust among the players has not allowed some very talented individuals to come together and form a team that could have gone places in PKL 2019.
Now, in these last few remaining matches, we would like the Tamil Thalaivas to set aside their personal grievances and play freely to give the fans what they want.
Rahul Chaudhari and Ajith Kumar are the two raiders that are going to be looking to do the most damage to this strong UP Yoddha defense. These two players know that their own defense is very weak and for their side to win, outscoring the opposition raiders is going to be essential.
It is not like the Tamil Thalaivas defense is going to lend too big a hand in their efforts to win.
Manjeet Chillar and Mohit Chillar are the rocks of the defense and even though their recent form has been horrid, it is unwise to write them off completely.
There have been three ties matches between UP Yoddha and the Tamil Thalaivas. The head to head also stands at 2-2 showing that there has not been much to choose between the sides historically.
We think the UP Yoddha is far too strong and in far better form to be stopped by the Tamil Thalaivas in this match. Their offense is better and the defense is miles ahead.
Bet on UP Yoddha to win.