Gujarat Giants will square off against U.P. Yoddhas in their 15th match of Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday, November 21.
Under the tutelage of head coach Ram Mehar Singh, the Giants will be desperate to end their three-match losing streak in the ongoing edition of the PKL.
The Giants head into the must-win game after suffering a 38-45 defeat against table-toppers Bengaluru Bulls in their last match on Friday.
With five wins, eight losses and one tie, the Chandran Ranjith-led side is currently placed 11th in the PKL Season 9 standings with 33 points from 14 matches.
The Giants will hope to return to winning ways against the Yoddhas, having secured a convincing 51-45 victory in their last meeting in PKL 9. The two-time PKL finalists rode on magnificent performances from captain Chandran Ranjith and star raider Rakesh to beat the Yoddhas at the Shree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru earlier in October. While Ranjith had picked 20 points including 12 successful raids, Rakesh contributed with 16 points to help the Giants bag full points from the fixture. The Giants will once again depend on Ranjith and Rakesh on Monday in order to clinch a morale-boosting win and also stay in contention for the playoff race.
On the other hand, U.P. Yoddhas will aim to bounce back after succumbing to a 29-42 loss against Jaipur Pink Panthers in their previous match on Saturday.
The Yoddhas are currently placed fourth in the PKL 9 standings with 39 points from 15 matches.
All eyes will be on U.P. Yoddhas captain and star raider Pardeep Narwal, who has already scored 147 raid points in 15 games so far.
Gujarat Giants vs U.P. Yoddhas head-to-head
Gujarat Giants have a dominant head-to-head record against U.P. Yoddhas in the Pro Kabaddi League, winning five of the eight matches that they have played so far. The Yoddhas have secured just a solitary victory while two matches have ended in ties.
Going by their past head-to-head record, the Giants have an edge and will look to continue their supreme form against the Yoddhas on Monday.