The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) 2023 is heating up, and Monday, December 18th promises to be an exciting night with Puneri Paltan taking on Dabang Delhi in Pune. Both teams come into the match with something to prove: Puneri Paltan seeking to solidify their strong start to the season, while Dabang Delhi look to find more consistency.
Puneri Paltan have been a force to be reckoned with so far this season. With three wins in four matches, they sit third in the points table and are brimming with confidence. Their previous match against the Bengal Warriors was a dominant display, winning by a massive 30-point margin.
Dabang Delhi Seeking Stability
Former PKL champions Dabang Delhi haven’t found their groove just yet. They have two wins and two losses under their belt, and their inconsistency has been a cause for concern. However, they secured a crucial victory in their last encounter against Telugu Titans, which they’ll be hoping to build on.
Head-to-Head: Puneri Paltan Hold the Edge
Puneri Paltan have historically enjoyed the upper hand over Dabang Delhi. In their 20 encounters, the Paltan have emerged victorious 11 times, while Delhi has managed to win eight. One match even ended in a tie. Puneri Paltan will be keen to maintain their lead, while Dabang Delhi will be determined to close the gap.
Recent Dominance for Puneri Paltan
Puneri Paltan have been particularly dominant in recent clashes against Dabang Delhi. They have won their last three encounters, including a close 47-44 victory in their last meeting during season 9 in December 2022.
With both teams eager to prove their worth, the upcoming match promises to be a thrilling encounter. Puneri Paltan, riding their current momentum, will be the slight favorites. However, Dabang Delhi shouldn’t be underestimated. Their experience and talent could see them spring a surprise.
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