Match 19: U Mumba v/s U.P Yoddha
Match 19 of Pro Kabaddi Season 7 will see U Mumba take on U.P Yoddha. We look at the key talking points that will decide the encounter.
Raiders struggling for U.P Yoddha
U.P Yoddha has struggled in Pro Kabaddi Season 7 losing both their opening fixtures. It is the first time since their debut that U.P Yoddha has lost both their opening matches. Also they lost their games with a considerable margin, and the big worry for the coaching staff is that both their offense and defense are struggling. U.P Yoddha has an average raid-points of 11 – the worst by a team in Pro Kabaddi Season 7. Monu Goyat is their top scorer with just seven raid points in 2 matches. They are the only team yet to have a player scoring ten raid points. Their raiders need to get to their act together as they next face a U Mumba team who have Fazel, Surinder and Sandeep Narwal in their ranks.
Can U Mumba’s raiders take advantage of a struggling U.P defense?
U Mumba has endured a mixed start to their campaign winning two and losing two matches. U Mumba has lacked a game-winning raider who can consistently score points and match changing contributions. Against strong defenses, this has caused problems for U Mumba. However, U Mumba next faces U.P Yoddha who have the worst defense in the league so far. U.P Yoddha has an average tackle-point per match of just 5. They have attempted 54 tackles and have failed with 44 of those tackles. Captain Nitesh Kumar is their top scorer with four tackle points, but he has scored four tackle points from 12 attempts. U.P Yoddha defenders need to pull off their socks if U.P is to avoid a third straight defeat.