BEL-W vs NED-W Dream11 Prediction : Second placed Netherlands eye the pinnacle while for Belgium it’s all about cracking the top 4
Belgium Vs Netherlands Women Best Dream 11 Team
Five straight wins and World Cup winners Netherlands have been a sight to behold this edition of the FIH Pro Women’s League. They’ve seamlessly blended in defence with attack, walking past sides with such compelling ease and valour to sit right in second place.
Their recent win against Germany epitomised why the side is held in such reverence. A skirmish of a first half saw them head into the break at 1-1 against a resilient and resolute Germany side who were refusing to be beaten on the day. They eventually managed to pull through 1-0 in the second half, showing the much needed composure and will in strength needed to come out with results in matches where the level of the opposition was level with them.
Elsewhere for their rivals Belgium, the tournament has been one filled with ups and downs. And their 4-0 defeat to Germany nailed down the reason why they’re fighting for a spot in the top 4 despite showing signs of brilliance. The 4-0 battering they received on the day saw them slip out of the semi-final spots, making this impending match against Netherlands all the more important.
Probable Winner for BEL-W vs NED-W
We are heading into the culminating rounds of the league and with the semi-finals imminent, the need to be flawless in your performances is of the utmost need. And perhaps none more so than for Belgium who need to lay down a framework of dependable showings as they get set to fight it out and consolidate their place in the top 4.
For Netherlands meanwhile, it’s all about keeping up pace with Argentina and continuing to pull wins out of the bag as they search for that elusive first place finish. With a semi-final berth more or less affirmed for them, the side need to keep building on their momentum heading into the knock-out stages.
Given their defence and Belgium’s massive problem of scoring goals, Netherlands are fir favourites to continue indulging in their winning ways. They’ll come out as the winners from this with away matches hardly perturbing them.
Goal-Keeper for BEL-W vs NED-W Dream 11
It’s going to be Belgium’s Aisling for us in this facet of our Dream 11 side. Belgium have been relatively solid and calm at the back and a major reason for that has been their goal-keeper. Expect her to come up with a bunch of good saves today as well.
Defenders for BEL-W vs NED-W Dream 11
Netherlands have conceded 5 goals across their time in the tournament, while Belgium have managed to score just 17. There’s hardly questioning our strategy of picking up the maximum players from Netherlands to compose our backline. Unanimously come in Margot, Caia, Ireen and Lauren to see us go for all the four plausible picks for the best and most bulked up defence.
Meanwhile, Belgium haven’t been middling around in defence either. They are more than articulately well versed in putting an end to attacks and coming up with the vital blocks and Emma Puvrez is going to come in from their side for us.
Midfielders for BEL-W vs NED-W Dream 11
It’s going to be the two players each from Belgium and Netherlands in this department for us and we’ll begin with our reasoning for the Belgian players. Barbara Nelen and Alix have screened the back 4 perfectly, forming the perfect defensive pairing right in the centre of the park. It’s been a partnership which has become the patron of them being in the quest for a top 4 spot and if they are to mount a challenge on the day, these two will need to be exquisite again.
From Netherlands we have decided to select Xan and Laurien. The two experienced campaigners have regaled us with their showings and should once again today.
Forwards for BEL-W vs NED-W Dream 11
Matla is the league’s top scorer and for a reason. She’s had no troubles feeding off as the sole striker on several occasions and with Ledewij partnering her dutifully recently, it’s a two woman forward line which promises to put on an enterprising display.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Our side is going to be lead by Caia from Netherlands with her fellow compatriot Xan being the vice-captain choice.
FIH Pro League
Match: Belgium Vs Netherlands Women
Date And Time: 8th June, Saturday- 7:00pm IST
Venue: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp, Antwerp