U.P. Yoddhas, owned by the GMR Group, take on Puneri Paltan in match 129 of Pro Kabaddi Season 9 at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, December 9.

The Yoddhas suffered a disheartening 28-43 defeat to Tamil Thalaivas, while the Puneri Paltans are coming off a 44-30 win against Patna Pirates.

Players to watch out for - U.P. Yoddhas

Having sat out the previous game, Pardeep Narwal will hope to inspire U.P. Yoddhas' turnaround in form. The record breaker has tallied 208 raid points this term and is poised for a commanding performance on Friday.

Ashu Singh and Sumit are closing on 50 tackle points this term and will look to deny Puneri Paltan's raiders from claiming easy points.

Players to watch out for - Puneri Paltan

Aslam Inamdar has amassed 138 raid points for Pune and will look to spell trouble for Yoddhas' defenders.

Fazel Atrachali, meanwhile, will lead the defensive line against the formidable Pardeep Narwal.

U.P. Yoddhas vs Puneri Paltan | Head-to-Head

U.P. Yoddhas and Puneri Paltan have faced each other nine times, with the Yoddhas leading the head-to-head with five wins. Puneri Paltan, on the flip side, have four victories.

In the reverse fixture of PKL 9, Puneri Paltan beat U.P. Yoddhas 40-31.

Recent form

U.P. Yoddhas: L, L, W, W, W

Puneri Paltan: W, W, L, W, W