GER Vs AUS Dream 11 prediction: Germany look to make the most of an Australian unit who have stunningly slipped to two defeats on the bounce.
They were supposed to be the side to beat but Australia’s previous two matches have shown that they are no longer the untouchable unit everyone was considering them to be. They’ve now lost two matches on the bounce, against Spain and Great Britain, something which sees them lighten the stronghold they had on the number one spot a week back.
Now just a point ahead in first place of second and third placed Argentina and Belgium, Australia know the possibility of slumping down the league table is an extremely plausible one. The weaknesses in their lie-up have been massively exposed in their last couple of matches with the defence surprisingly deciding to fall apart right before the all important semi-finals.
What really stunned us though was their abject display against Spain. Losing to the seventh placed side in the frontier event, Australia were on the receiving end of the biggest stunning upset till now, a result which will massively buoy Germany.
Revitalised after a sordid start to the league, Germany’s four match winning spree was brought crashing down as they were hurtled to the ground by Belgium. They have their own areas to address with the 8-0 defeat bound to leave them hurting, a defensive showing the callousness the side allowed to steep into their unit.
Another match, another tricky proposition churning out a winner for this. Despite all of Australia’s aberrations and inclement touch, they’ll have mulled over the areas causing their waning showings and will be looking to get back on track against Germany. We see this being a high scoring encounter, a goals galore but Germany’s gaffe at the back should see them lose out to Australia at the end of the evening.
No point wasting too much money on an area which is not going to give us too many points. And with that script, we have decided to select the cheapest and most resilient option in the form of Walter from Germany.
Despite us seeing this emerging as a goals galore, it’s the attacking minded nature of both the side’s defenders which us pick out the two options each from either side. At the forefront of Australia’s backline are the stupendous Hayward and Dawson, two players who have helped their side reach the top of the standings and they both come in.
Making an advent from Germany are two players who have segmented both the defending and attacking component of their game with tangibility. They will have to be at their stupendous best if Germany are to win and this ascertain themselves of a top 4 spot and we see both Haner and Muller doing exactly that.
The dearth of stable, dependable and flawless midfielders was a glaring one for us. There have just been the few players who have impressed from either side over here but after much contemplating we have given the go ahead to roping in Zalewski and Whetton from Australia while Herzbruch from Germany wraps up this segment.
When you are up against Germany, a side who were obliterated and cleaned out by Belgium to make their defensive record the worst out of all the sides in the top 4, one thing is but a certainty. We are going to have a plethora of goals cascade down on us in this encounter given Germany’s apathy and that sees the duo of Govers and Brand come in from Australia.
The sole pick of Fuchs from Germany completes our Dream 11 side for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Govers from Australia is our captaincy choice while the vice-captain comes in from Germany in the identity of Fuchs.
FIH Pro League
Match: Germany Vs Australia
Date And Time: 16th June, Tuesday- 6:00pm IST
Venue: Crefelder Hockey Centre, Krefeld
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.