The ongoing seventh season of Vivo Pro Kabaddi League has already been one of the most closely-contested editions in PKL’s history. After more than two months and over 100 matches of exhilarating action, the competition is about to finish its 10th leg with an upcoming double-header in Jaipur. Fourth-placed U Mumba will face Bengaluru Bulls in the first of the double-header to kick-start September 27's evening at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium. In what appears to be a crucial game, both sides will be desperately looking to make an impact to improve their current standings.
U Mumba are placed fourth in the points table. The Fazel Atrachali-led side, however, will be looking to end the closing stages of the tournament by registering as many wins as possible. The Mumbai side will be looking to register another victory in their upcoming match against Bengaluru to strengthen their chances of qualifying for the playoffs. However, the last time these two teams met during the Mumbai leg of the tournament, the home-side lost by a margin of 30-26 at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium.
With nine wins and eight defeats in their 18 matches, Bengaluru Bulls have had a balanced run in the tournament so far. The Rohit Kumar-led side managed a 39-39 draw against table-toppers Dabang Delhi in their previous game. The team from Bengaluru will be looking to end their preliminary stage as one of the top six teams on the points table. Going forward, Bengaluru can seek some confidence for their upcoming game as they defeated U Mumba in their previous encounter.
Both teams have secured 53 points in the tournament so far. However, with a score difference of 35, U Mumba are placed one position above their Bengaluru rivals. Their upcoming match is scheduled for October 27 at the Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium in Jaipur at 19:30 IST. Catch all the action from Thursday’s U Mumba vs Bengaluru Bulls live only on Star Sports and Hotstar.