A repeat of last season's final sees two of the most favourite teams clash swords once again in the Pro Kabaddi season 4 for the second time. The Patna Pirates edged past U Mumba by just two points earlier last month and whether the Mumbai side can exact a revenge or not, remains to be seen.
U Mumba need to get a win to affirm their berth in the top four by the end of the league games. After eight games so far, they are fifth in the table, in contrast to the Patna side's second position in the table at the moment.
The most interesting thing about the Pro Kabaddi season 4 has been the neck-to-neck competition among the teams. Jaipur Pink Panthers are level on points with Patna Pirates atop the Pro Kabaddi while the third and fourth teams — Puneri Paltan and Telugu Titans are on 29 points each. U Mumba, meanwhile, are on 27 points.
Anything can transpire by the end of the 14 league games of all eight teams. More or less, all teams, except Bengal Warriors, are in contention for a berth in the top four and therefore, a knockout stage entry.
Pardeep Narwal of Patna Pirates and Rishank Devadiga of U Mumba remained the standout performers the last time the teams faced each other this season. Who will prevail in the return leg? That remains to be seen now.
Where to watch live
The match between Patna Pirates and U Mumba will begin at 9 p.m. IST (4:30 p.m. BST) from the NSCI, Kolkata, on July 14.
Hindi Coverage - Star Gold, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
U.K. viewers can catch the action on Life OK