Netherlands Vs Canada Dream11 Prediction: The SportsRush brings you the Dream11 prediction between Netherlands and Canada.
We have a cracker of a game in Round 3 of Group E as the Netherlands take on Canada in Reims. Both teams have a perfect record in the tournament thus far and will be fighting for the top spot in this encounter. The Dutch lead the group solely on the ‘Goals Scored’ criteria, because both teams have the exact goal difference. These two teams are one of the best in the world, and this match is very evenly set. Both teams have progressed, but this will be a fight to 9 points.
Netherlands Vs Canada Dream11 Team
Sari van Veenendaal: The Dutch goalkeeper and captain has one less clean sheet compared to her Canadian comparative, but is just as good a keeper as any. She was unlucky to concede the goal against Cameroon even though it was mostly her fault. However, van Veenendaal is my bet to come out with a better result.
Kika van Es: Starting left back for both her country and club, van Es is a road roller on the left wing. She’s fast, agile and her experience as a forward helps her take on defenders on the flank. The 27-year-old is a very smart passer of the ball and creates space for her wingers to attack into upfront.
Desiree van Lunteren: Kika’s partner on the opposite flank for club and country, Desiree is of a very similar profile. She’s a long ball expert and pings passes from deep throughout the game. She completed more than 50% of her 10 long balls against New Zealand. Van Es and Van Lunteren are on a very strong wavelength and are the best defenders heading into this tie.
Kadeisha Buchanan: Canadian centre half, Buchanan is strong, quick and very good at reading the game. She has one goal to her name this World Cup and has been the pillar at defence for her team. The Olympique Lyonnais defender also has an eye for a pass and attempts several long balls throughout the game.
Janine Beckie: Originally an out and out winger, Beckie has been playing on the extreme left side of midfield for Canada. She’s been absolutely unplayable in the two games and has been the main threat for her oppositions. She’s given 12 key passes in 2 games, and created 4 big chances. She has only 1 assist to show for it, though. Beckie will be the difference maker for Canada if they want to beat the Dutch giants.
Nichelle Prince: Prince has been deployed in two different roles in two games by Canada. She is a winger/attacking midfielder by trait, and has played both in this World Cup. She scored the opening goal for Canada against New Zealand and then assisted their second. The 24-year-old can turn the match around with one moment of brilliance with her dribbling, crossing and passing.
Desiree Scott: Canada’s no. 11 is my third pick. The central midfielder has been the heart of the Canadian midfield and has racked up very good defensive and attacking numbers. She won almost all her duels against New Zealand and also complete 100% of her long balls.
Sherida Spitse: Spitse starts as a CM for her team but her incredible work ethic means she’s seen near the box of both ends. She drops deep and constantly puts in long balls for wingers Leike Martins and Van de Sanden. Spitse completed 100% of her long balls against New Zealand, and won more than half of all her duels. Spitse likes to run to the edge of the flank and put in crosses which gives her an edge over other midfielders.
Leike Martins(VC): Inarguably one of the best players in the world, Leike is the complete forward. She can cut in through the left and accurately shoot into the top corner. The Barcelona forward also possesses some extremely smart off the ball movement and runs into channels where she can finish the ball with ease. She is a very athletic dribbler and gets past defenders with ease. The comprehensive package, Leike Martins is my Vice Captain for the match.
Vivianne Miedema(C): 22-year-old Vivianne leads the line for the Netherlands in the World Cup. After an average performance against New Zealand, she scored a brace against Cameroon. She’s a very confident striker and will take any chance she gets in front of goal.
Jessie Fleming: Young striker Fleming has been deployed as a central midfielder and a striker both in 2 games. She scored the first goal for Canada against New Zealand and gave an overall class performance.
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.