High-flying UP Yoddha will face an in-form Puneri Paltan in their upcoming match of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at the Sheraton Grand, Whitefield in Bengaluru on Monday. 

UP Yoddha are coming off a 39-33 win, their third in Pro Kabaddi Season 8 so far, against the Telugu Titans. Puneri Paltan, meanwhile, registered a massive 42-23 win against U Mumba in their previous game. 

With 28 points from ten games, UP Yoddha are at the sixth position on the points table. Puneri Paltan are at the tenth position and have 21 points, but have played one match less. 

Players to watch out for - UP Yoddha

Surender Gill has been UP Yoddha’s top performer this season, picking up 73 raid points and 81 points in total. In the last game, he picked up seven points, and has three super 10s so far. 

Pardeep Narwal also had an impressive outing against Telugu Titans, and brought up his third super 10 of PKL 8. He has 69 raid points. 

Sumit has been UP Yoddha’s top defender with 26 tackle points, including two high 5s, while Nitesh Kumar has 23 tackle points with one high five that came in the last game against Telugu Titans. 

Players to watch out for - Puneri Paltan

Aslam Inamdar is the top scorer for Puneri Paltan with 54 raid points, 13 tackle points and a super 10 to his name in Pro Kabaddi Season 8 so far. 

Mohit Goyat, with 37 raid points, also has a super 10 and has played a handy second fiddle to Aslam. 

Vishal Bharadwaj is the Paltan’s leading defender with 22 tackle points including a high 5, which he picked up in the team’s previous match against U Mumba. 

UP Yoddha vs Puneri Paltan: Head-to-head

UP Yoddha and Puneri Paltan have been a part of five Pro Kabaddi League battles so far. UP Yoddha have won three of these encounters and Puneri Paltan have won the rest. 

In Pro Kabaddi Season 7, the teams met twice with UP Yoddha winning both the matches. UP Yoddha won with scores 35-30 and 43-39 against Puneri Paltan last season. 

Recent form

UP Yoddha: W, T, W, L, L
Puneri Paltan: W, W, L, W, L