PKL Match 88: U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates, Match Preview, Predictions, Starting 7 And Fantasy Team


    U.P. Yoddha will face off against traditional rivals Patna Pirates in the 88th match of the Pro Kabaddi League season 8. 

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    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Match Preview:

    U.P. Yoddha are having a mixed run this season with 41 points to their name in 15 matches, sitting on the 6th spot in the points table. They lost their last match yesterday 26-31 against Bengaluru Bulls and would look to make a comeback against shaky Patna Pirates.

    Patna Pirates are currently clinging on to the third position in the points table 45 points to their name in 13 matches. The 3-time champions have managed eight wins, four losses and a tie in the season till now. They were thrashed 30-51 in their last match against Jaipur Pink Panthers. 

    Yoddhas are coming into this match after three back-to-back losses. Inconsistency has been their biggest concern this season and Nitesh Kumar & his boys have to find their way back. Raiders failed to impress in the previous match while the defensive line failed to put up in the match before. 

    Patna Pirates are right sitting comfortably in the third spot but they were crushed by 21 points in their last match and coach Ram Meher Singh would be hoping for this bad run to finish soon, as they have managed only two wins in their last five games. 

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Match Details: 

    • Date: 2nd February 2022
    • Time: 7:30 PM IST
    • Venue: Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel and Convention Centre.

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Head-to-Head: 

    U.P. Yoddha have a slight edge over Patna Pirates in head-to-head count.

    U.P. Yoddha gained this lead after beating Patna Pirates by one point earlier in the season.

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates H2H:

    • Total – 8
    • U.P. Yoddha – 4
    • Patna Pirates – 3
    • Tied – 1

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Probable Starting 7:

    U.P. Yoddha – 

    Surender Gill, Pardeep Narwal, Shrikant Jadhav, Nitesh Kumar (captain), Sumit, Mohammad Taghi, Ashu Singh

    Patna Pirates –

    Monu Goyat, Prashanth Kumar Rai (captain), Sachin Tanwar, Neeraj Kumar, Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sunil, C Sajin

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Prediction:

    This match between U.P. Yoddha and Patna Pirates is expected to be a close contest. 

    The key battle of this match will be between U.P’s best raider this season – Surender Gill and one of the best corners of the season, Patna’s Mohammadreza. When these two met earlier in the season, Shadloui managed to keep Gill quiet as Yoddha managed a one-point win.

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Fantasy Team:

    • Defenders: Nitesh Kumar, Neeraj Kumar
    • All-Rounders: Mohammadreza Shadloui, Chiyaneh, Monu Goyat (VC)
    • Raiders: Pardeep Narwal (C), Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sachin Tanwar

    U.P. Yoddha vs Patna Pirates Players to watch out:

    • U.P. Yoddha – Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar
    • Patna Pirates – Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh, Sachin Tanwar