MATCH PREDICTION: Hyderabad & Delhi play their final league stage tie; Acers, the stronger side

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PREMIER BADMINTON LEAGUE has reached its final destination, Delhi as tonight the home team Acers take on Hyderabad Hunters. This is the final match in the league stage.

Three teams have confirmed their place in the semi-finals, Mumbai Rockets, Awadhe Warriors and Chennai Smashers. The fourth team will be decided tonight.

The Trump match still continues to be there. Each team strategically selects one of the 5 matches that they play in a Tie as their Trump match. In a Trump match, a victory gives the team a bonus point and a loss gives it a negative point.

The difference is in the point system, from 15 points it is now 11 points game which will make it tricky and challenging for the teams.

TFG analyses and predicts the winner of the match based on a possible line-up of players, as the teams have to announce their team and Trump match only an hour before the game.


The following shuttlers are likely to play against each other in their respective categories; men's singles: Jan O Jorgensen (Delhi) vs Rajiv Ouseph (Hyderabad); women's singles: Tanvi Lad (Delhi) vs Carolina Marin (Hyderabad); men's doubles: Vladimir Ivanov/Ivan Sozonov (Delhi) vs Tan Boon/Tan Wee (Hyderabad); mixed doubles: Ivanov/Jwala Gutta (Delhi) vs Satwiksai Raj/Chau (Hyderabad); men's singles: Son Wan Ho (Delhi) vs Sai Praneeth (Hyderabad).

It remains to be seen which matches each team will nominate as their Trump match.

The Acers may hunt down Hyderabad but they will be the fourth team to enter semis. The result may also go in favour of the Hunters, a difficult tie ahead.

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