AUS-W Vs ENG-W Dream 11 prediction: Great Britain is massive need of a win against third placed Australia as the tournament threatens to fizzle for them.
With the 4-3 defeat against Germany on Saturday, the tournament for Great Britain looks to be all but over. Left with just three matches in the frontier tournament, the side need to record wins in all their impending matches to draw level on points with fourth placed Germany and wish fervently that the rest of the results swing in their favour.
It’s an equation which is at the best unlikely. The chances of Great Britain progressing to the semi-finals are anywhere between 0 and 1 and with them facing Australia on Sunday they could well be in for yet another defeat.
Meanwhile for Australia who were taken on a real ride by China the last time around, ultimately managing to come out as 3-2 winners in a frantic match, it is all about consolidating third place. They know they can’t challenge Netherlands and Argentina above them and with a slew of sides persistently keeping up the pace with them below them, a win against Great Britain would do a massive favour to their chances of making the top 4.
It’s been an extremely disappointing league for Great Britain. Be it at the front or the back, the side have been lopsided at best, offering the least bit in the name of a challenge. No matter how hard we try and pick a plausible outcome where Great Britain win this match in London, the three straight defeats just can’t see us fathoming a positive outcome for them.
Australia should emerge from this as winners and add to their current 24 point tally.
There was little decision making on who to pick in this unit. With England so undecided on who their number shot stopper is ever after 13 matches, Australia’s Lynch is the only player we ever even considered to compose our side.
They might have managed to score two goals past China but England’s 17 goals this tournament mean that their possibility of troubling the scoreboard against Australia are pretty dim. In the 12 matches they’ve played in, Australia have let in 16 goals, almost just the one goal per match and come Great Britain, they’ll be eyeing another cleansheet.
Edwina Bone, Maddy Kaitlin Nobbs all come into our side based on this documentation of figures. England will find it an extreme travesty to score past this unbreachable backline and expect these three to be among a rich haul of points.
From England we are going to be picking up players as well given that their defenders are a key component of their penalty corner routines. Giselle and Hollie are the two defenders who we will be partaking in for the match.
Hannah Martin and Tessa Howard from England and Jane Claxton from Australia and we are done with this department. The choices here are far and between and we are saving spots to indulge ourselves in strikers who are bound to score in this contest.
An area where Australia have a rich variety of players to pick and choose from is the attacking facet. Their side is forwards galore and it accords them with the opportunity to chop and change with each player matching the other ability wise. However Fitzpatrick and Malone are two of their mainstays and with them bound to get playing time, we will be selecting them in our setup.
Captain And Vice-Captain
The two Fitzpatricks are given this responsibilty with Maddy in defence captaining our side out while the Fitzpatrick in attack will be our vice-captain.
FIH Women’s Pro League
Match: Great Britain Vs Australia Women
Date And Time: 9th June, Sunday- 8:30pm IST
Venue: Lee Valley Hockey And Tennis Centre, London