Gujarat Giants will lock horns with high-flying Bengaluru Bulls in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 match at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, November 18.
Two-time PKL finalists Gujarat Giants will look to return to winning ways after suffering a heartbreaking one-point loss against Haryana Steelers in their last outing at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune on Monday.
Under the tutelage of head coach Ram Mehar Singh, the Giants defeated the Bulls 46-44 in their previous meeting in the ongoing edition earlier in November and will hope to replicate similar form in their upcoming clash in Hyderabad.
Having registered five wins, seven losses and one tie, the Giants are currently placed 11th in the Pro Kabaddi Season 9 standings with 32 points from 13 matches. The Chandran Ranjit-led Giants will be desperate to secure a much-needed win against Bengaluru Bulls in order to stay in contention for the playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Giants will bank on their star raider Rakesh, who has already bagged 125 points in 13 matches so far.
On the other hand, Bengaluru Bulls have been the most dominant team in the Pro Kabaddi this season. The Bulls have won nine of their 14 matches and are currently placed at the top of the PKL 9 standings with 51 points from 14 games.
For the Bulls, raider Bharat has been in magnificent form, having completed 131 successful raids so far - the most by any player this season.
Gujarat Giants vs Bengaluru Bulls head-to-head
Gujarat Giants have a slight advantage over Bengaluru Bulls in their head-to-head record in the Pro Kabaddi League, having won five of the 10 matches that they have clashed so far. Bengaluru Bulls have registered four victories while one game ended in a tie.
Furthermore, the Giants have won three of their last five matches against the Bulls in the PKL.
Gujarat Giants will look to continue their impressive form against the formidable Bengaluru Bulls on Friday in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.