The home side will be keen to put a smile on their fans’ faces with a victory that will give them some momentum to take into the playoffs. They can also take confidence from the fact that they have already beaten the reigning champions once this year.The trio of Shrikant Jadhav, Monu Goyat and Rishank Devadiga when in full flight can strike fear into the heart of any defence. However, it remains to be seen if they can produce their best against a Bengaluru Bulls defence that’s capable of making life difficult for opposition raiders on their day.As far as UP Yoddha’s defence is concerned, skipper Nitesh Kumar and young Sumit have looked impressive all season and will be their most potent weapons.vivo Pro Kabaddi Season 7 Playoffs format explained: Here’s your team’s road to the finals!Catch the vivo Pro Kabaddi action LIVE on Star Sports and Hotstar. #IsseToughKuchNahi pic.twitter.com/AC7ZO1OXmf— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) October 10, 2019 The defending champions, on the other hand, know that a win against UP Yoddha will see them go level on points with the hosts and leapfrog them in the standings thanks to a better score difference.Unsurprisingly, ‘Hi-Flyer’ Pawan Sehrawat holds the key for his team and UP Yoddha must ensure he doesn’t get going if they are harbouring any hopes of a win. Sumit Singh has done a decent job of filling in as the backup raiders in Rohit Kumar’s absence and he will once again have a role to play on Friday.Coach Randhir Singh will also be hoping his defence has a good game. He will want the likes of Amit Sheoran, Saurabh Nandal and Mahender Singh to go into the playoffs in a confident frame of mind.