BEL-W vs GER-W Dream 11 Team: Resurgent Germany look to put distance between themselves and Belgium
On current form, today’s first fixture from the bedlam of the Women’s FIH Pro League is as lopsided as they get. We have a reinvigorated Germany on one hand, a team who have been relentless off late while coming up against them is a languishing Belgium unit who have now gone three matches without a win.
Belgium’s misdemeanour is a difficult one to dissect. One of the finest sides in the early period of the league, Belgium were trashing teams left, right and centre to find themselves sit in the pinnacle of the league standings. However ever since their opening 5 encounters, they’ve endured a howler of a time in the tournament, being put down way too easily by their opponents.
Belgium head into this match off a 2-0 defeat against world champions Netherlands, a defeat which put a serious halt to their chances of displacing Germany in fourth place. Currently sitting in fifth with 18 points, it’s the narrative which makes this match all the more interesting. Belgium know another defeat could all but curtail their chances of making it to the top 4 and with it any chances of progressing to the Japan 2020 Olympic Qualifiers.
Elsewhere while Germany haven’t been the most consistent either, they’ve managed to win matches at the right time. They’ve now won two matches on the bounce, the most recent a 2-1 win against New Zealand to massively boost their chances of consolidating a top 4 spot.
It’s a bit tricky calling this encounter but Belgium’s fall from grace helps make picking the winner a little easier. Belgium’s main problems have been born of their failure to piece together fruitful attacking moves with the goals hugely drying up for the recently.
However given the massive ramifications of this encounter, Germany know they are by no means going to walk all over Belgium. Belgium still have an astounding backline, one which will look to compensate for the abject showing upfront. We see this one being a close encounter with just the one goal in between to decide the winner whose identity should be Germany at the end of the four quarters.
Goal-Keeper for BEL-W vs GER-W Dream 11
We have decided to pick up Belgium’s shot stopper in this facet. In comes Aisling, the one clear cut choice in this department with Germany yet to decide on who their frontline goal-keeper is.
Defenders for BEL-W vs GER-W Dream 11
We are going to be picking up 4 defenders with the two players coming in from either side. We’ll beginning with Belgium first, a side who will be massively banking on their backline to put in a momentous performance and help give them the platform of a win.
Puvrez and Fobe are the two players we have decided to imbed into our side from Belgium. In a time of adversity, these two have stood resolute, rendering opposition attacks redundant and although keeping a cleansheet against Germany is going to be tough, they will get an abundance of tackling points.
From Germany we have two of the finest and most well versed defensive pairing represent us. Lorenz and Muller have been terrific to watch, reverberating their immense attacking and defending skill set time and time again. They are bound to enjoy their time out in the middle against a Belgium unit who have a lowly 18 goals till now.
Midfielders for BEL-W vs GER-W Dream 11
A two woman partnership represents us from Germany yet again with Schroder and Maertans the two players coming in for us. We’ve relied on these two often this tournament and have not been let down either till now and we are continue to going to earmark them once again for this role.
The lone pick from Belgium in the form of Gerniers.
Forwards for BEL-W vs GER-W Dream 11
The way Germany have been scoring goals in their last couple of matches, one thing is a hammered down certainty. This will be a match where we have goals galore and Germany are going to as per regulation showcase their expansive abilities at the front once again. We’ve decided to give their entire attacking trio a go out with Micheel, Gablac and Charlotte all representing us. It’s a unit that has an affinity for goals, one always imminent to come up with a goal in between them at any stage of the match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Defender Lorenz is going to captain out our Dream 11 side while Charlotte is our vice-captain to complete a one-two from Germany.
Women’s FIH Pro League
Match: Germany Vs Belgium
Date And Time: 12th June, Wednessday- 9:00pm IST
Venue: Crefelder Hockey Club, Krefeld