Puneri Paltan go into the clash on the back of a morale-boosting victory over defending champions Bengaluru Bulls, while UP Yoddha succumbed to defeat on Sunday against league-leaders and home team Dabang Delhi KC. Puneri also hold a 2-1 lead over UP in their head-to-head record, while there has never been a draw between the two teams.While UP Yoddha have lost only three of their last eight outings, they have also tasted victory just thrice. As a result of this mixed bag of performance, they are placed at the 10th spot in the standings. However, a Bengal Warriors victory in Match 60 coupled with a win for UP Yoddha against Puneri Paltan could see them climb into the top six of the standings.Despite being second-best for most of the match against Dabang Delhi KC on Sunday night, they managed to momentarily turn the tide around in a couple of raids, showcasing just how talented their roster is. Raider Monu Goyat struck form and scored his first Super 10 of the season, while Rishank Devadiga came off the bench to deliver a four-point raid that left Dabang Delhi KC with just three men on the mat. If those two can find consistency in the upcoming matches, UP are likely to fare far better in the latter half of the season.The in-form @PuneriPaltan will take on @UpYoddha, who are having a see-saw of a #VIVOProKabaddi Season 7! Read all that you’ve to know about #UPvPUN here: https://t.co/QumGz2OvaB. Watch this clash from 8:30 PM, LIVE on Star Sports and Hotstar. #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/onyONyAz7S— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) August 26, 2019 After a less than ideal start to his coaching career, coach Anup Kumar and Puneri Paltan seem to have found their footing as they are enjoying an upturn in fortunes in their past few outings. Pankaj Mohite has emerged as a star in the raiding department, while skipper Surjeet Singh has found form at the right time for Puneri Paltan.Star raider Nitin Tomar is yet to hit top gear but still continues to consistently provide points for the team. Raider Manjeet, too, has been a steady source of raid points and in defence, veteran Corner Girish Maruti Ernak has showcased his class as well. With everything seemingly falling in place at the right time for Puneri Paltan, they’ll settle for nothing less than a victory over UP Yoddha, which could see them close the gap on the playoff spots.