ENG vs NED Dream11 Prediction Team: On the upsurge, Netherlands look to jump over Great Britain with a win
Following up with the match between their women’s teams will be the men’s hockey sides of Netherlands and Great Britain who’ll be taking on each other in the FIH Pro League on Sunday. Beginning 7:30pm, the final encounter of this weekend will see the fourth and fifth ranked teams take on each other in a match that could eventually mould how the tournament ends up for both the countries.
With both the sides having scrimmaged through a healthy set of fixtures now, the tournament has ended up traversing in completely different directions for the two countries. After having encountered 3 defeats in their opening matches, an incredible turnaround now placed Netherlands on fifth place, just the one point behind Great Britain. They most recently defeated Germany 4-2, win that saw them move right up to 12 points, snapping right at England’s feet.
For England, the sojourn has taken a completely different and underwhelming turn. After coming hot out of the blocks, winning matches at will, they have gone onto lose 4 straight matches with the most recent being a dejected showing against Belgium. If any positive can be taken out of that shambolic showing, it’s that the side should fortitude come the second half where they managed to score two past their opponents.
Two sides who’ve pretty much had the same set of results till now, scoring the same amount of goals at 23 with England’s defence under weighing them. It’s this narrative which sees Netherlands hold the upper hand come the match on Sunday evening plus paired with England’s current form and we just can’t see England winning this.
Netherlands have been terrific of late, showing a sensational upsurge to comeback in contention for a top 4 spot. As they take on their nearest competitors, they’ll elevate the level of their performance should come away with the 3 points on the night.
Goal-Keeper for ENG vs NED Dream 11
Sam Van Der Ven will be our goal-keeper for this match because he’s the only stable player we see in this department. England have shuffled way too much with their goal-keepers and while Netherlands have followed the same pattern, Sam is still someone who has played the majority of their games.
Defenders for ENG vs NED Dream 11
We expect both the sides to score on the day and this will see us steer clear of bulking up on too many defenders. We’ll be going for two picks from Netherlands in Mink Van Der Weerden and Jonas de Geus. We fathom Netherlands to give away fewer goals than Great Britain and this will see us pick up the partnership of these from their side.
From the English unit, their highest points getter Adam Dixon comes in. He’s managed to register a steady inflow of points to form a crucial part of an England defence with his flawless tackling capabilities and knowhow of the game.
Midfielders for ENG vs NED Dream 11
David Ames and Phil Roper have formed the foundation of multiple wins for England this tournament, coming up with resounding showings time and time again to win matches single handidly for their side. It’s a partnership that has blended in attack with defence seamlessly, allowing the rest of the side to revolve around them and with England looking to resume semblance to their season we are going to pick up both these players. We are getting in Wallace as well from the side to pick up all viable outstanding options.
From the Netherlands, Billy Baker has taken centrestage for them, managing to retain his position while players around him have been dropped relentlessly by the Netherlands. He’s an important part of his side’s resurgence and could easily put on another marvellous showing against England.
Forwards for ENG vs NED Dream 11
Be set for being indulged in a goals galore when these two sides meet. England serially have been a gaffe at the back of late, leaking goals at will and Hertzberger and Brinkman will fully exploit those gaping holes in the English side. England won’t go down without a fight either and with Netherlands themselves guilty of conceding when under pressure, Ward from England is someone who could make the most of that catapultation and capitalise on it.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Bakker from Netherlands will be our captain while fellow England all-rounder Roper is our vice-captain choice.
FIH Pro League
Match: Netherlands Vs Great Britain
Date And Time: 2nd June, Sunday- 7:30pm IST
Venue: HC Oranje Rood- Eindhoven