U Mumba (MUM) will take on U.P. Yoddha (UP) in match 25 of Pro Kabaddi Season 8 at Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru on Saturday, January 1. 

MUM vs UP Dream11 prediction

The first match of the new year will feature U Mumba against U.P. Yoddha on Saturday. U Mumba have had a good start to the tournament with two wins, a tie and a loss in their four matches. Their young raiding unit led by V Ajith Kumar has been in stupendous form this season. 

Meanwhile, U.P. Yoddha have been far from their best in Season 8. With one win, two losses and a tie so far, they are currently placed at the bottom half of the standings

Although the two sides are evenly matched on paper, U.P. Yoddha hold a slight advantage owing to a better depth in their squad. 

MUM vs UP Dream11 team tips for Pro Kabaddi Season 8 

Top tip: Best raider

U Mumba’s V Ajith Kumar is the best choice for this game. The Tamil Nadu raider has been in top form this season with 39 points from four matches including two Super 10s. Ajith has been the fulcrum of U Mumba’s raiding unit and will no doubt be amongst points in the upcoming battle. With 285 fantasy points already to his name this season, V Ajith Kumar is our recommendation over Pardeep Narwal.  

Top tip: Best defender

Sumit of U.P. Yoddha will be the best option amongst the defenders. The corner defender has notched 11 points across four matches and has already accumulated 216 fantasy points this season. Selected by 86 per cent of the fantasy users, Sumit will be a valuable choice for 13.5 credits. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder 

Amongst the all-rounders, picking Mohsen Maghsoudlou of U Mumba will be a good option. The Iranian is yet to fire for this team in Season 8 although he is too good a player to be left out. Maghsoudlou will play a pivotal role in cover defence and if presented an opportunity will perform the raiding duties for U Mumba. With 119 points this season, Mohsen Maghsoudlou will be a good budget pick at 13.5 credits. 

MUM vs UP probable starting lineups

MUM starting 7 (probable): Abhishek Singh, V Ajith Kumar, Mohsen Maghsoudlou, Harendra Kumar, Ashish Sangwan, Fazel Atrachali (captain) Rinku Sharma

UP starting 7 (probable): Pardeep Narwal, Surender Gill,  Rohit Tomar, Gurdeep, Ashu Singh, Nitesh Kumar (captain), Sumit 

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