After three action-packed matches in vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 9 last night, Saturday brings fans another triple header at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi in Pune. Saturday’s action pits Gujarat Giants against Bengal Warriors, Tamil Thalaivas versus Telugu Titans and Haryana Steelers against U.P. Yoddhas.

Here are the previews for Day 25.

Match 59: Gujarat Giants vs Bengal Warriors

Gujarat Giants will be looking to bounce back after a loss in their last game. The Giants have been inconsistent this season with four wins, four losses and a tie and they will be eager to set things right soon. Rakesh has been the team’s go-to raider in attack with 98 raid points, while Parteek Dhaiya and Chandran Ranjit have backed him up with 37 and 35 raid points respectively. Defensively, Sourav Gulia has been the team’s best tackler with 25 tackle points, while Arkam Shaikh and Shankar Gadai are their next best defenders with 14 and 12 tackle points respectively.

Bengal Warriors have a similar record to that of Gujarat Giants with four wins, four losses and a tie so far. They have won just one of their last five games and will be eager to return to winning ways soon. Captain and talisman Maninder Singh has been their most prolific scorer with 83 raid points, while Shrikant Jadhav has supported him with 43 raid points. Deepak Hooda showed glimpses of his former self in the Warriors’ last match and will look to add to his 25 raid points this season in the upcoming game. On the defensive side of things, Girish Maruti Ernak has been their top tackler with 29 tackle points. Vaibhav Garje (21 tackle points) and Shubham Shinde (19 tackle points) have also contributed in defence.

Gujarat Giants vs Bengal Warriors head-to-head

Gujarat Giants have faced Bengal Warriors seven times with the former winning thrice and the latter twice. Two games between the teams ended in ties.

Match 60: Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans

After an underwhelming start to the season, Tamil Thalaivas seem to have turned a corner and are unbeaten in their last three games. They will be feeling confident heading into Saturday’s encounter and will hope that Narender, who has scored 99 raid points for them in his debut season and has been a revelation, can shine again. Narender though could do with more help in attack from Ajinkya Pawar (22 raid points) and Himanshu Singh (19 raid points). In defence, Sahil Gulia (21 tackle points) and skipper Sagar (19 tackle points) have been their best performers, while M. Abishek has chipped in with 18 tackle points.

Telugu Titans, on the other hand, find themselves in a difficult situation as they are rooted to the bottom of the standings having won once and lost nine matches this season. Needless to say, the Titans need to start picking up wins quickly to bolster their bleak hopes of qualifying beyond the league phase. For positive results, they will need the whole team to step up and Siddharth Desai - their best raider with 53 raid points this season - showed glimpses of finding form in their last match. He will also need help from the likes of Vinay (32 raid points) and Monu Goyat (31 raid points). Defensively, players like Parvesh Bhainswal (18 tackle points), Vishal Bhardwaj (12 tackle points) and Surjeet Singh (11 tackle points) need to do much better.

Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans Panthers head-to-head

Tamil Thalaivas and Telugu Titans have been involved in 10 matches. The Thalaivas won four times and the Titans have five wins, while one game ended in a tie.

Match 61: Haryana Steelers vs U.P. Yoddhas

Unbeaten in their last three matches, Haryana Steelers will be looking to keep things that way when they face U.P. Yoddhas. The Steelers have one tie, four wins and just as many losses from their nine matches this season. They will be hoping that their main raiders Meetu Sharma and Manjeet are on song against a formidable Yoddhas defensive unit. While Meetu Sharma has scored 75 raid points this season, Manjeet has managed 62 raid points. As far as their defence goes, Jaideep Dahiya has been their top performer with 26 tackle points, while Mohit Nandal and Amirhossein Bastami have contributed 20 and 15 tackle points respectively. All-rounder Nitin Rawal has chipped in with 14 tackle points as well.

U.P. Yoddhas’ inconsistent start to the season continued after a loss to Puneri Paltan last night. They have won four games and lost five so far in Season 9. To get the better of Haryana Steelers, the Yoddhas will need their best raiders this season Surender Gill (94 raid points) and Pardeep Narwal (84 raid points) to be at their best. However, their defence will need to be on top of their game as well. The likes of Ashu Singh (28 tackle points), Sumit (22 tackle points) and Nitesh Kumar (16 tackle points) also have to be in top gear if the Yoddhas are to secure a much-needed win.

Haryana Steelers vs U.P. Yoddhas head-to-head

Haryana Steelers and U.P. Yoddhas have squared off six times. The Steelers have three wins and Yoddhas have two wins from these contests, while one match between the teams ended in a tie.

vivo PKL Schedule for November 5, Saturday 7:30 PM onwards

Match 59: Gujarat Giants vs Bengal Warriors

Match 60: Tamil Thalaivas vs Telugu Titans

Match 61: Haryana Steelers vs U.P. Yoddhas

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.