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Rising UP Yodha to clash with struggling Bengal Warriors.
UP Yodha will win.
Tournament: Pro Kabaddi (PKL) | Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.Bet Now
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Both teams will be fighting fatigue as they enter this contest. The Bengal Warriors have been going through tough situations in their last few games as they are placed 8th in the points table. They have not been able to maintain their winning habit even though they have played well. They lost to U Mumba in an explosive contest that saw 90 points scored in all.
The UP Yodha had a tough time tackling the Patna Pirates who were out to spoil their party. The Yodha managed to scamper through for a victory by a margin of just 2 points. This victory takes the Yodha closer to the playoff as they are placed 4th in the points table.
As usual, the Bengal Warriors lost intensity in the second half resulting in them drifting away from the game. The UP Yodha have kept their cool in difficult situations and have managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Both teams settled for a TIE in their last meeting earlier this season, but the Bengal Warriors look vulnerable in this double round robin meet-up with the Yodha.
The inclusion of all-rounder “Hulk” Sandeep Narwal mid-season has been an auspicious moment for the UP Yodha as they have done well in their last few matches. Except for the drubbing they received at the hands of the Jaipur Pink Panthers, the Yodha has managed to win 4 out of their last 5 games. After losing to Jaipur, UP Yodha beat the Gujarat Fortune Giants followed by a victory over the Patna Pirates.
It was raider Rohit Tomar who scored a Super 10 against the Fortune Giants while Sandeep Narwal notched a Hi 5 in his first game of the season against the Patna Pirates. He has 350 tackle points in his PKL career.
The Yodha had a tough time in its last 2 matches. It took some tactical brilliance in the last raids in both matches to help them win.
Dubki King Pardeep Narwal has scored 171 raid points in 17 matches while the Man of Steel, Surender Gill has 132 raid points to his name. Rohit Tomar has been a revelation as he has got a Super 10 against the Fortune Giants. UP Yodha tried Sandeep Narwal in the last match and the move worked for them. He will be very in the upcoming games as the Yodha heads towards the playoff.
The Yodha has a success rate of almost 41% in team raids and 38% in team tackles. They have executed 16 Super raids which are quite impressive. This has been possible as all 3 raiders have executed multi-point raids regularly. They have also inflicted 28 all-outs which has helped the Yodha decimate its opponents.
The UP Yodha will be up against the Bengal Warriors who seem to be playing well but they have not been consistent. The Yodha forced a TIE against the Warriors in their first meeting of the season. This was a high-scoring match and one can expect a repeat of the same. The biggest challenge for Yodha will be how to trap Maninder Singh. If they can pitch defender Sandeep Narwal against him, this will be the biggest face-off for the season.
The Bengal Warriors have suffered the “blow hot blow cold” syndrome as they have not been able to win games consistently even after playing well. They lost to U Mumba in a high-scoring match where they scored 41 points but conceded 49 points to Mumba. This loss has pushed them to the 8th spot in the points table and their dreams of making it to the playoff have suffered a big jolt.
They shocked everyone as they beat the Bengaluru Bulls earlier in the week, reassuring their fans of a better show. But they squandered the match against U Mumba from a winning position. They matches Mumba in the raids thoroughly but a crucial all-out late in the second half sealed their fate. This has also made their journey to the playoff very difficult.
Smiling Assassin Maninder Singh has scored 198 raid points from 152 successful raids.
Defender Girish Ernak has executed 48 successful tackles in 17 matches. Still, the Bengal Warriors have been able to win just 2 out of their last 3 matches. They have 5 more games to play and each will be a must-win game. The Warriors have to step up their efforts in terms of raid earnings without depending too much on Maninder Singh. Their success rate in tackles is almost 40% but the biggest issue is the low intensity with which they start the match.
The Bengal Warriors have notched 17 Super raids which are the highest by any team.
They have inflicted 26 all-outs and conceded 20. But these all-outs have come at crucial moments which has erased all the advantages earned and the Warriors have lost important games. The Warriors have an uphill task as they take on the UP Yodha. They faltered against the Yodha in their last match which they should have won but ended in a TIE. It was an explosive match where Maninder scored 18 points. But the Warriors need to safeguard themselves from slipping in the second half. A loss here for the Warriors will end their hopes for the next round.
The Bengal Warriors are desperate to win while the UP Yodha is comfortable tactically handling any situation. The Bengal Warriors are at a crossroads as they need to win every match from here.
Raider Maninder Singh will once again score a Super 10 but he will have to stay away from Yodha all-rounder Sandeep Narwal. The Bengal defense was at its best against U Mumba though they lost that match. Their defense will have to be hot and spicy against Pardeep Narwal.
UP Yodha will push the Warriors on the backfoot with some aggressive moves in the first half. Pardeep Narwal and Rohit Tomar will earn well together. Sandeep Narwal will be up against the massive Maninder Singh and sparks will fly off through the match. UP Yodha will try and inflict an early all-out to keep the Warriors under pressure. A late all-out in the second half will help UP Yodha beat the Warriors.
UP Yodha will win.
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