AUS Vs ENG Dream 11 prediction: : Top of the league standings, Australia take on Great Britain in the first semi-final of the day.
Treating this tournament as a way to get themselves back on top of the hockey fraternity, world number 2 Australia have taken every step pinch perfectly up till now. They topped the league standings, reserving for themselves a coveted spot which accords them with the opportunity to play against a relatively weaker opposition in Great Britain.
Were everything went right for Australia in the league, Great Britain would be considering themselves extremely lucky to venture so far into the frontier event. Left languishing out of the semi-final spots, Great Britain were left thanking Argentina and Germany who slipped up at crucial moments, allowing Great Britain’s callous showings not hinder their progress into the top 4.
Ending level on points with Argentina, a better goal difference of +4 ensured that Great Britain entered the last four and kept themselves in with a chance of assuring themselves of a spot in the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers. However up against the second ranked team in the world today and things are no longer going to be decided by luck for Great Britain.
The country know that another lapse in their side, especially in the backline will be made the most by Australia who have done full justice to their world ranking of number 2 in the world. It’s a match where Australia are solid favourites, one that should see their spectacular riveting brand of hockey seeing them canter to a win by due process today.
7 wins and 7 defeats in the 14 matches they scrimmaged against in the league completely epitomises the kind of unpredictable form Great Britain have brought into the tournament. While they have managed to score a decent 35 goals, the side have ended up conceding 31 as well with a paper thin backline way to ready to collapse at the slightest bit of pressure.
And this is where Australia will win the first semi-final of the FIH Pro League. 40 goals in 14 matches saw them topping the table ahead of world champions Belgium, an attacking performance that saw them slip up in a total of 4 matches. This could end up getting extremely easy for Australia at the end of the night with us seeing them making things silly for Great and piling on the goals today.
Goal-Keeper for AUS Vs ENG Dream 11
We see Great Britain facing a barrage of shots, one which will require George Pinner in goal to stand firm and resolute and parry away the onslaught directed his ways. He has a good save percentage, coming up with some important saves for his side over the course of their matches and that is our main reasoning while getting him into our side.
Defenders for AUS Vs ENG Dream 11
Despite having let slip past them a massive 31 goals, we are still going in with the two defenders from Great Britain solely on the attacking threat they posses. These are players who play an integral role in the team’s penalty corner and penalty routines and if their side is to be successful on the day, the two need to be involved heavily in the game once again.
Brendan Creed and Ollie Willars have been picked out by us while from Australia it’s the two man partnership of Matt Dawson and Jeremy Hayward that comes in. The two have descend upon their side a perfect defensive acumen, letting go just 26 goals in 14 matches as they stood undeterred to dismiss opposition attacks with disdain.
Midfielders for AUS Vs ENG Dream 11
His side’s top scorer with the 8 goals to his name that include the 6 field goals as well, Phil Roper has played a pivotal role in carrying England so far in the tournament. He’s refused to be affected by the performances of his counterparts, a lone player in the English midfield who has kept waging a lone battle to imbed a perfect blend of function and grace.
It’s a duo from Australia meanwhile with Jake Whetton and Jack Hayes wrapping up our three necessary picks over here.
Forwards for AUS Vs ENG Dream 11
With a momentous 74 goals in between them, these sides have regaled us in their rampant and compelling attacking displays. The number of times they have traversed the opposition’s goal has been unprecedented with the maverick performances seeing them make it all the way to the semi-finals.
The sole pick from Great Britain is of Sam Ward, someone who with Roper also has the 8 goals n his kitty. Meanwhile, for Australia their top scorer comes in as well in the form of Blake Govers who also tops the charts of the top scoring players with humongous 10 goals to his name.
Govers has been perfectly partnered by Tom Craig who will be his partner in the game for us today as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Our Dream 11 captain for this match is Ben Govers while the vice-captain comes in the form of Roper.
FIH Pro League
Match: Australia Vs Great Britain
Date And Time: 28th June, Friday- 11:30pm IST
Venue: Wagener Stadium, Amsterdam
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.