CHN-W vs SPA-W Dream 11 prediction : The first match of Round 3 brings to us China against Spain from Group B
Round 2 of the World Cup is over and 5 teams have already qualified including USA, Canada, England, the Netherlands and Sweden. This was the group of death and has given us some really interesting matches, with Germany on 6 points, China and Spain on 3 points each. South Africa have been knocked out but either of the top 3 teams right now can qualify based on final match day results.
Goalkeeper for CHN-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
Spain go into this match as favourites and because of that I’ve chosen Spanish goalkeeper Sandra Paños. The 26 year old is one of the best keepers at the tournament and while she hasn’t kept any clean sheets in the two games she’s played, she’ll be the one with the better prepared mentally. Her experience at the highest level with Barcelona gives her the upper hand in this crucial game.
Defenders for CHN-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
I’ve chosen 3 defenders for this match, 2 of them from Spain. My first pick is Spanish Center Half Irene Paredes. She plays at the heart of the Spanish defence, and was extremely crucial for Spain against Germany, even though she was on the losing side. However, she was Spain’s rock in the win against South Africa. I’ve gone to her to keep a clean sheet and come out of the tie as the winner.
My second selection is Spanish captain Marta Torrejón. She plays right back for Spain and Barcelona, and has been one of the more consistent attacking full backs of the decade. Torrejón loves to be part of the attack and her accurate crossing helps her be part of the assist tally. She’s bound to rack up some numbers in the tournament and hopefully tomorrow.
Haiyan Wu of China is my last pick. The center back also holds the captaincy responsibility for China, and has been arguably their best player in the World Cup. If not for her, it could’ve been much worse for them against Germany. She’s bound to be on show tomorrow, too.
Midfielders for CHN-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
I’ve divided my 4 midfielders in groups of 2, i.e 2 from each country. Winger Alexia Putellas is my first pick from the position. She finished top scorer of Barcelona this season in the league. She started on the wing against Germany and in attacking midfield against South Africa and was one of their best attackers in both games. Alexia’s flair, dribbling and unique crossing ability help her make the news all the time. It won’t be any surprise if she ends up on the scoresheet against China.
My second pick from the Spanish midfield is central midfielder Virginia Torrecilla. While it’s unconventional go pick a CM in a fantasy team, Torrecilla’s versatility and ability to pick a pass justifies her inclusion. She’s played both CM and AM in this tournament and has an assist to her name. Her strength will help her dominate what is a rather weak Chinese midfield.
I’ve also gone for two midfielders from China, namely Yasha Gu and Rui Zhang. While both these women play different positions for their team, their contribution is level. Yasha plays on the far left side of a 4 man midfield and cuts in often to create chances through the middle and score. She’ll be very important against Spain, who will most likely play a middle 3. She created 2 goal scoring opportunities against South Africa 2 against Germany. With better finishing, Yasha would’ve had some assists to her name by now.
Rui Zhang is a creative central midfielder who can also function has an attacking midfielder. She has an eye for a pass and pings accurate long balls all game. China has some fast forwards, and it’s quite likely that Rui, too may end up on the assists tally.
Forwards for CHN-W vs SPA-W Dream 11
I’ve picked 3 forwards for this encounter. I’ve gone to Jennifer Hermoso as my first option for this game. Hermoso is one of the best players in the world and helped lead Atletico Madrid to another La Liga title this year. Hermoso is a brilliant dribbler and an ever better finisher. She’s shown exemplary off the ball movement and gets into the right place at the right time. Her brace against South Africa was an attorney for that. Not only is she my first pick for 11 credits, I’ve also made her my captain.
My second preference is Lucia Garcia. The spanish forward usually comes off the bench but makes an instant impact. She’s versatile, strong, fast and can take on the opposition fullbacks with ease. She also has one goal to her name in the tournament. With Moriano’s depleting performances, we can expect Garcia to start on the right flank for Spain and come out of the match with a direct contribution or two.
Chinese striker Li Yang completes my front 3. The forward picked up an injury during her last game, but reports say it’s nothing serious and that she will be back in action against Spain. Li is China’s best player by some distance and could be the difference China needs against their opponents to progress. In case updated reports tell about the injury otherwise, Duan Song is a good option available for the same position for the same credits. I’ve also decided to make Li Yang my vice captain and I’m sure she’ll be giving the Spanish defence major problems.