NED-W vs NZ-W Dream 11 prediction Team: Impeccable Netherlands outfit look to displace Argentina from the top position
12 matches, 11 wins and the solitary defeat. They headed into the tournament as the highest ranked side with the status of world champions and Netherlands have fully justified the massive expectations on their head. The side have by far been the most complete and well rounded unit this edition of the Women’s FIH Pro League, pummelling sides with consummate ease match in and match out.
Taking on New Zealand on Wednessday, Netherlands will be fancying their chances of putting on another scintillating show and coming out with the 3 points. They are coming into the match with a 2-0 win against Belgium, one in which they were yet again clinical on the field.
Elsewhere for New Zealand, the 2-1 defeat against Germany was a massive dampener on their chances of making massive strides up the league standings. They are now 8 points behind the last spot available for reaching the semi-finals and another defeat would bring down the curtains on their chances this tournament. It’s been an ardours last five matches for them, one where the telling pressure has been too hard for them to cope with.
With just one win in their kitty from the last five encounters, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t give any chance to New Zealand. Everything has fallen apart for them with their defence and attack deciding to fail in unison at a time when things should have been falling together.
With 23 goals in 13 matches, the equation makes for an abysmal reading for New Zealand. Their affliction has been self inflicted though and expect Netherlands to make their sojourn only worse. This match is easily inclined in Netherlands favour and they will cruise this encounter. Opening the goals column could also become improbable for New Zealand and Netherlands are going to emerge from this one with a healthy scoreline in their favour.
Goal-Keeper for NED-W vs NZ-W Dream 11 prediction
We have to pick the bare minimum of four players from New Zealand and their goal-keeper is one of the safest choice. Picking a shot stopper from the weaker side always helps us amass a bagful of save points and that’s why we have opted for Grace.
Defenders for NED-W vs NZ-W Dream 11 prediction
With a meagre 6 goals conceded in 12 matches, Netherlands figures show just how big a testament they have been to how hockey is supposed to be played. They are without a doubt the finest defensive unit, one which has drilled into it the tackling, blocking and defending abilities so deeply.
Caia, Margot and Ireen are all going to form a part of our unit today from Netherlands. This trio has cantered its way to cleansheets and we won’t be surprised if they reward us with another one today. We have decided to select the lone player from New Zealand as well and its going to be Charlton who represents us given how she’s persistently waged a lone battle for her country.
Midfielders for NED-W vs NZ-W Dream 11 prediction
Xan de Ward and Laurien are the two Netherland’s players who will be brought into our centre of the park formation. It’s a partnership which compliments each other so perfectly, with one taking care of the defensive side of the midfield while the other takes the brunt on herself to keep supplying the ball fruitfully to the forward line.
We are picking off the one player each from each department from New Zealand and staying true to our strategy, Michelsen comes in from their outfit.
Forwards for NED-W vs NZ-W Dream 11 prediction
If the Netherlands defence deserved all the plaudits, their attack is equally if not even better. With 32 goals, the strikers have among them the highest number of goals of any country till now, cleaning apart defences with such comfort. Emulate the same riveting form against New Zealand is hardly going to be a problem for Matla and Welten who both are selected by us.
Merry for New Zealand has been easily their finest player this edition of the FIH Pro League. A real force to reckon with, stopping her upfront is a difficult proposition and she should get a good little tally of points today as well.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Caia I defence will captain out our side while its Matla who has been decided as the vice-captain pick.
Women’s FIH Pro League
Match: Netherlands Vs New Zealand
Date And Time: 12th June, Wednessday- 11:00pm IST
Venue: HC’s- Hertogenbosch, ‘s-Hertogenbosch