BEL Vs NZ Dream 11 prediction: Belgium Vs New Zealand FIH Pro League Best Dream 11 Team.
Belgium couldn’t have asked for an easier match as they look to nail down on a top 4 spot and put some much needed breathing space between themselves and Germany and Great Britain. With these two sides persistently behind them, seeing just the three points separate fourth and sixth, current World Cup winner Belgium finally have the match they were wishing for.
In New Zealand, the identity of Belgium’s opposition is meek at best. The only side to yet win a match in this leg of the FIH Pro League, NZ have been an aberration. They have embodied everything a hockey side don’t need to be, leaking goals at will as they look all composure to win matches which should be regulation wins.
The same was on show in their encounter against Spain. Launching a hearty fight in the first half, they gave Spain a real go for their money with a 3-2 scoreline before sizzling out in the second. The loss of appetite to win was appalling to see, pummelling them to their 12th defeat of the season.
Elsewhere, Belgium stemmed their three match losing streak in the most alluring of ways possible. A ravishing performance, one befitting of world champions saw them completely dominate Germany, putting on a ravishing attacking show of strength to win 8-0.
There is only winner from this encounter and the margin of win is going to be a massive one as well for Belgium. They are going to enjoy their evening out in the middle against New Zealand who have little if nothing to offer. It’s as easy as they come for Belgium and expect them to obliterate New Zealand in a scoreline where the scoreboard can get a tad too silly.
New Zealand’s Royce comes in for us. He got a match after a long time and managed to put on a decent enough showing despite letting in three goals.
With just the 26 goals for NZ, their record is the second worst in the tournament and Belgium could very well keep their second cleansheet on the bounce here. This sees us ring in their entire trio of Arthur, Alexander and Loick. With over 300 points in between them in their previous encounter, them emulating the same high level of performances is something which is not a too far way sight.
We have to keep picking out the 4 minimum players from New Zealand and we are going for Dane Lett from their side. At 8.5 credits he doesn’t hurt our budget and is someone who shouldn’t be amongst the negative points.
We wrap up our selections from New Zealand. The first agenda on our mind while picking their midfielders was getting in two players who were cheaply priced and assured of getting some playing time out in the middle. We don’t see anyone from NZ reasonably impressing and that sees us opt with a strategy which brings in Ross and Philip.
We wanted to get in the best possible Belgium strikers and that sees our three midfield pivot be extremely cheap with 8 credit worth Kina from Belgium completing out our picks.
The one reason Belgium won the World Cup in India earlier in 2018 was due to their attacking game, one which regaled us to a wonderful variety of moves. They’ve continued in the same tune, cantering their way to 44 goals, the highest of any side and against a remorse NZ side, the fashion is only going to continue strongly.
Briels, Boon and Charlier are all coming into our Dream 11 side for this particular match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Captaining our side out is going to be Charlier while we have selected Doren as our vice-captain.
FIH Pro League
Match: Belgium Vs New Zealand
Date And Time: 16th June, Tuesday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Wilrijkse Plein Antwerp, Antwerp
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.