ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11 Prediction: Dream11 Fantasy Tips for England vs Netherland as TSR helps you with Dream 11 for Women’s FIH Pro League
The FIH Pro League Women’s hockey league is back today after a one day break in the expansive tournament with a two header duel on Saturday. The first of the two matches sees second placed Netherlands take on Great Britain who are languishing in seventh place.
For the Netherlands, the tournament has been sensation till now. Having played 8 matches, the side are one of the two alongside Argentina to have an exceptional 100% winning record in the showpiece league with the 7 wins and 1 draw that places them on 21 points. As they continue their terrific form and continue to snap on the heels of Argentina in first place, the match against Great Britain is one where they’ll be eyeing their chances of adding another win in their kitty.
Elsewhere for their opposition Great Britain, the tournament has been one riddled with topsy turvy results. Coming of a two facet encounter with Belgium, Britain who managed to win 2-0 at home, followed it up with an abject 4-1 defeat away from home. It’s been an agonising season for them, one which sees them languishing with 11 points from 11 games with the 2 wins in regulation time and 2 wins in penalties.
The last time the two sides had met each other in the league saw the match ended 1-1 in normal time before Argentina eventually managed to scrape through to a 2-1 win in the penalty shoot-out.
With Argentina looking to consolidate their top 4 berth ahead of the FIH Pro League Grand Final later in June this year, the side are going to be unsparing in their approach against Great Britain. They know they are up against a side who are wounded and hurting, someone who leave massive open spaces at the back with their defence failing to hold their shape at various times.
The yellow card for Tessa Horward from Britain against Belgium showed how the world number ranked 2 team have fallen apart this time around in the tournament. While they have shown promising signs while attacking as they play a possession based style of hockey, the problems in defence are just too hard to cope with. We expect Argentina to win this match and further continue their sojourn up the league standings.
Goal-Keeper for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
Netherland’s Veenendaal played a pivotal role in ensuring her side came out with the two points when they faced off against England the previous time around and she’s going to be our pick again. Astute with her penalty saves and with a good know how of when to come across her line to squash attacks, we expect her to keep Britain well restricted again.
Defenders for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
We’ll begin with England’s defenders first for the encounter and the first player we are going to select from their side is Grace Balsdon. Having scored a scrumptious drag flick against Argentina, the defensive player is renowned for her capabilities in her finding the goal. Having earned her 50th outing for the side the last time around against Belgium, she’s one of the ore experienced players in the side and would be looking to put her best foot forward to restrict Argentina.
We aren’t going to repose too much faith in England’s backline though and Gisselle Ansey will complete the set of defensive players we are going with.
With Argentina having qualified for the top 4, the onus has fallen back squarely on Netherlands to launch their bid for a top of the league finish. They have been an exquisite unit at home to reckon with, wiping out sides with ease and Caia Van Maasakker at the back has been an extremely important part of that along with Lauren Stam. Both these players will make up our side for the day with Ireen Van Der Assem coming in as well given how confident we are of England’s aberrations infront of the goal.
Midfielders for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
The only player who managed to get on the scoresheet against Belgium, Sarah Robertson’s slick conversion of the penalty corner was a delightful goal. With Sarah Jones, the two players have been able to offer the much needed stability in the middle of the park to their side, something which has lacked in both defence and attack. We’ll be picking the pair for this encounter.
If England’s midfield is good, Netherlands is one which they aspire to be. Xan de Waard has lead from the front superbly, intertwining defence with attack to perfection in a three person pivot that includes Laurien Leurink and Maria Verschoor. We’ll be opting for Xan and Laurien to compose of the 2 woman partnership for their side.
Forwards for ENG-W vs NED-W Dream11
Frederique Matla has been astounding to watch this edition of the league. Leading the line single handidly for her side, the striker has been in scrumptious touch, amassing a bagful of points with the bunch of goals she’s managed to get almost every match. She’s going to be a quissential component of our side for the match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Frederique Matla will be our captain for the night while defender Maasakker is going to be our vice-captain pick.
FIH Pro League Women’s League
Match: Netherlands vs Great Britain
Date And Time: 1st June, Saturday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: HC Orange-Rood, Eindhoven