Hosts Patna Pirates will be keen on ending their home leg champion on a high when they face off against the UP Yoddha in 33rd match of Pro Kabaddi League 2019 at the Patliputra Sports Complex in Patna.
The Pardeep led side have even failed to pick up a single win from their home leg champion and will even be looking to make the most of their final encounter at home. The Patna skipper started the season on a rather dismal note but has even made up for it’s with 29 points from three games at home.
Moreover, the real talking point for the hosts is the lack of support for the Pardeep, with the likes of Mohammad and Jang Lee unable to bring their best on to the mat. On the defensive front, Neeraj and Jaideep have looked stable but will need to be at their best to bring down the formidable raiding trio of the UP Yoddha.
Predicted starting 7s
Patna Pirates: Pardeep Narwal (c), Mohammad Maghsoudlou, Vikas Jaglan, Hadi Oshtorak, Neeraj Kumar, Monu, Neeraj Kumar.
UP Yoddha: Nitesh Kumar (c), Monu Goyat, Shrikant Jadhav, Rishank Devadiga, Amit, Sumit, Ashu Singh.
The two sides have even met on six occasions in the past, and Patna Pirates have a slender 3-2, with one game ending in a tie as well. Moreover, with both the teams boasting of some quality, this game could go down to the wire.
Moreover, Patna Pirates have not found able support for the Pardeep, which has severely dented their campaign.
UP Yoddha could be expected to win this match.