U.P. Yoddha (UP) will lock horns with Puneri Paltan (PUN) in the first eliminator of Pro Kabaddi Season 8  at the Sheraton Grand Whitefield, Bengaluru on Monday, February 21. The match will begin from 7:30 PM IST.

UP vs PUN Dream11 prediction

Led by Nitesh Kumar, U.P. Yoddha have been one of the standout teams in the ongoing edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, registering 10 wins, nine losses and three ties. With 68 points from 22 matches, UP finished third in the PKL Season 8 standings.

On the other hand, Puneri Paltan squeezed into the playoffs after beating Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-30 in their last league game. The Nitin Tomar-led side finished sixth in the PKL Season 8 standings with 66 points from 22 matches. 

Earlier in the season, U.P. Yoddha defeated Puneri Paltan 50-40 before the latter bounced back to secure a 44-38 win over the Yoddhas in their second meeting. 

Going by recent form and team combination, U.P. Yoddha will have a slight edge over Puneri Paltan in Eliminator 1 on Monday.

UP vs PUN Dream11 team tips for Pro Kabaddi Season 8 

Top tip: Best raider

Puneri Paltan’s Mohit Goyat has been one of the standout raiders in Pro Kabaddi Season 8. The 21-year-old has completed 134 successful raids, accumulating 156 raid points in 20 league matches. Having already amassed a staggering 1860 fantasy points this season, picking Mohit Goyat in the fantasy team for this high-profile clash is a no-brainer.

Top tip: Best defender

Among defenders, Sumit has been in impressive form for U.P. Yoddha in the ongoing edition of Pro Kabaddi. The left corner defender has made 53 successful tackles including three High 5s. Sumit has already accrued 1337 fantasy points and will look to add more points to his tally against Puneri Paltan in the Eliminator 1 clash.

Top tip: Best all-rounder

For the all-rounders spot, picking Puneri Paltan’s Aslam Inamdar in your fantasy team is a no-brainer. The star all-rounder has completed 128 successful raids in 22 matches this season. Along with his offensive capabilities, Aslam Inamdar has made 22 successful tackles. The all-rounder has accumulated 1591 fantasy points this season and will be a worthy fantasy pick for this clash at 15.5 credits.  

UP vs PUN probable starting lineups

UP playing 7 (probable): Pardeep Narwal, Ashu Singh, Shubham Kumar, Ankush, Surender Gill, Nitesh Kumar (captain), Sumit

PUN playing 7 (probable): Mohit Goyat, Abinesh Nadarajan, Sanket Sawant, Aslam Inamdar, Nitin Tomar (captain), Sombir, Vishal Bharadwaj

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