Gujarat Giants (GUJ) will take on Patna Pirates (PAT) in match 42 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru on Saturday, January 8. The match will begin from 9:30 PM IST.

GUJ vs PAT Dream11 prediction

With 24 points from six games, three-time champions Patna Pirates sit third on the Pro Kabaddi standings and start as favourites against an inconsistent Gujarat Giants.

Patna, unbeaten in their last four games, have executed the most Super Tackles (8) as a team and this could pose a problem for a Gujarat Giants team that has struggled to raid with continued success in their six matches so far. Needless to say, the Pirates are expected to make light work of the Giants come Saturday.

GUJ vs PAT Dream11 team tips for Pro Kabaddi Season 8

Top tip: Best raider

If there is anyone who can turn things around for Gujarat Giants this season, it is Rakesh Narwal. The raider has scored 45 points, out of which 44 are raid points. While Patna’s defence has been almost rock solid, Rakesh will fancy his opportunities of scoring more raid points and build on his tally of 367 fantasy points.

Top tip: Best defender

Sunil can be backed as the best defender in the GUJ vs PAT match, given his 13 tackle points at a strike rate of 45 per cent. With 320 fantasy points under his belt till now, the PAT right corner defender will be tasked with blocking successful raid attempts from Gujarat’s Rakesh Narwal, Monu Goyat and Co.

Top tip: Best all-rounder

Among all-rounders, fantasy players can confidently draft in Mohammadreza Chiyaneh. The PAT star is averaging 3.17 tackle points in PKL season 8, which is joint-best with Haryana Steelers’ Surender Nada and he’s expected to get the better of Gujarat’s raiders. Available for 14 credits, picking Chiyaneh in your fantasy team is a wise investment that’s certain to help you score big.  

GUJ vs PAT probable starting lineups

GUJ starting 7 (probable): Ajay Kumar, Rakesh Narwal, Ravinder Pahal, Parvesh Bhainswal, Girish Maruti Ernak, Sunil Kumar, Rakesh HS

PAT starting 7 (probable): Monu Goyat, Prashanth Kumar Rai, Sachin Tanwar, Neeraj Kumar, Sunil, C Sajin, Mohammadreza Chiyaneh

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