The two teams will lock horns in the opening and the closing match of the Pune venue. The Gujarat Fortunegiants got the better of Puneri Paltan in their last meeting in Lucknow (35-21).
Both teams have already sealed the qualification spot. However, the performance in the remaining games will determine the final position of the teams. The Puneri Paltan is currently ranked third in the Zone A points table. They have won 12 and lost four of their 16 matches this season.
The Paltans have six matches remaining in the season 5 campaign. With four matches in hand, the Paltans are 14 points behind table-toppers Gujarat Fortunegiants.
The Gujarat-side have won 13, lost four and drawn three of their 20 matches this season. They are going into this match after defeating Patna Pirates 33-29 in Jaipur. The Fortunegiants are on a good run after winning all of their four previous games.
Gujarat will aim for a repeat of their previous performance against Pune in order to strengthen their position at the top.
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