As the action continues in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9, Monday offers us another double header at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. The upcoming double header features Gujarat Giants against Patna Pirates in the first match and U.P. Yoddhas against Telugu Titans in the second.

Here are our previews for Day 21.

Match 50: Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates

After winning the last game, Gujarat Giants will be keen to build on their winning momentum. The Giants have won four, lost three and tied one of their games so far and they will be keen to put together a string of victories as they look to occupy the top half of the standings. A lot will depend on Rakesh - their main man in attack - in the upcoming clash as he looks to add to his 96 raid points this season. The likes of Chandran Ranjit (35 raid points) and Parteek Dhaiya (26 raid points) are expected to support Rakesh in attack. Defensively, Sourav Gulia and Arkam Shaikh have been their best tacklers with 24 and 14 tackle points respectively.

Like Gujarat Giants, Patna Pirates will enter this contest on the back of a win. The three-time champions haven’t had the best of seasons yet with two wins, four losses and two ties so far. They need to start winning more consistently if they want to go beyond the league phase and will hope that both their defence and offence starts working in unison soon. Sachin (66 raid points) and Rohit Gulia (62 raid points) have been their biggest attacking threats but they need more support from the rest of their teammates. On the defensive side of things, Sunil, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh and Neeraj Kumar have all made their presence felt with 20, 16 and 12 tackle points respectively.

Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates head-to-head

Gujarat Giants and Patna Pirates have faced each other on nine occasions. Out of which, Gujarat Giants have won five matches while Patna Pirates have won four games.

Match 51: U.P. Yoddhas vs Telugu Titans

U.P. Yoddhas have found consistency hard to come by this season and have three wins and four losses to show for their efforts so far. Their main raiders Surender Gill and Pardeep Narwal have contributed for the Yoddhas with 69 and 68 raid points respectively. However, they wouldn’t mind more support in attack from the rest of their teammates to ease the pressure from their shoulders. On the defensive front, Ashu Singh with 21 tackle points has been their best performer, while the tried and tested duo of Sumit and Nitesh Kumar have chipped in with 18 and 16 tackle points respectively.

Telugu Titans, meanwhile, find themselves at the bottom of the standings with just one win and seven losses from eight games. The Titans have found it difficult to get into any sort of rhythm in Season 9 with both their attack and defence failing to deliver. Siddharth Desai with 36 raid points has been their top attacker, while Vinay with 32 raid points and Monu Goyat with 30 raid points are their next best attackers. Needless to say, the aforementioned trio need to start firing on all cylinders for the Titans to start winning. Furthermore, their defence needs to step up as well considering Vishal Bhardwaj with 12 tackle points has been their best defender. Surjeet Singh and Vijay Kumar are their next best tacklers with 10 and nine tackle points respectively.

U.P. Yoddhas vs Telugu Titans head-to-head

U.P. Yoddhas and Telugu Titans have met 10 times. Out of these, U.P. Yoddhas have won six matches whereas Telugu Titans have won two games. Two matches ended in ties.

vivo PKL Schedule for October 31, Monday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 50: Gujarat Giants vs Patna Pirates

Match 51: U.P. Yoddhas vs Telugu Titans

Where to watch vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 LIVE?

Catch all the LIVE action from vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 on the Star Sports Network and LIVE streaming on Disney+Hotstar.