It will be a hard for Dabang Delhi to find a way back after the massive hammering they received at the hands of defending champions Jaipur Pink Panthers in their match at the Pro Kabaddi League 2015.
As many as 30 points separated both the teams at the end of the game, and the Delhi side were dominated in all aspects of the match. The trouble does not end. Their last home match, against the Telugu Titans on Tuesday, is also not expected to be easy.
The Titans are currently in a league of their own, and their only competition remain leaders U Mumba. Only three points separate them and Mumbai in the top two spots of the table.
What will make it more complicated for Delhi is the fact that the Hyderabad side haven't lost any of their last four matches, and they are coming into the game today after a much-needed break.
The Telugu Titans have recorded just two losses from their 11 games in the regular league season so far, and are second in the table with 42 points.
They beat Dabang Delhi by a five-point margin the last time the two teams met in the competition this year.
And the result can be expected to remain the same this time, unless the hosts cook up a resurgence in their last game of the home leg.
Dabang Delhi are currently sixth in the table with 23 points, and a failure to win today could see their playoff hopes dashed, with three more games to go in their league phase.
The hosts will be looking to Kashiling Adake and Rohit Chaudhary to deliver a solid performance. The duo have been standout players for Dabang Delhi in the previous games.
For Telugu Titans, the list of star players in the roster currently remain endless. Indians Rahul Chaudhary, Deepak Hudda, Sukesh Hegde, as well as Iranians Meraj Sheykh and Hadi Oshtorak are expected to play crucial roles in the match.
The match between Dabang Delhi and Telugu Titans gets under way at 9 pm IST (4:30pm BST).
Previous meeting - 19 July, 2015: Telugu Titans 36 - 27 Dabang Delhi
Where to Watch Live:
Pro Kabaddi League: Dabang Delhi vs Telugu Titans can be caught LIVE on Star Sports.
Hindi Coverage - Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3, Star Gold
English Coverage - Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD 2
Telugu Coverage - Maa Movies
Kannada Coverage - Suvarna Plus
Marathi Coverage - Star Pravah (Sunday Matches only)
UK viewers can catch the action on Life OK