NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 : Top of the table clash sees USA and Netherlands head out looking to maintain their winning spree today.
When you have two of the only three teams to remain unbeaten in the showpiece FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup 2019 square off against each other, you know you are promised to be in for an edge of the seat thriller. Winning the three matches apiece, today’s opponents USA and Netherlands face off against each other looking to not only occupy a spot in the pinnacles of the points tally but also put some much needed distance between each other.
For USA, the beginning to life in the marquee tournamnet has been a good one. The side have lost only two sets in all of their three matches but the one thing they’ll be wary about is their defence. They were thoroughly tested by a languishing Argentina side in their previous match, a clash they eventually won 3-1 but a win which didn’t come without jitters.
They allowed Argentina to score 21 past them in the first set before going onto lose the third 25-18 before subsequently managing to pull through. The defensive setup has been unstable at best for the side, an ordeal their opponents will be looking to capitalise on with USA way too prone to catapulting under well-versed hitters.
Netherlands on the other hand come into today’s encounter with an unblemished record, having not only won all their matches but having yet to drop a set in them alongside China. Their last match was the closest, a real attacking feast with them and Brazil going at loggerheads and testing each other’s resolve, a win Netherlands will be happy with given the way they managed to show composure at all the crucial junctures.
Probable Playing 6
Jordan Larson (C), Andrea Drews, Megan Courtney, Haleigh Washington, Kelsey Robinson, Karsta Lowe
Yvon Belien, Maret Balkestein-Grothues (C), Myrthe Schoot, Lonneke Slöetjes, Anne Buijs, Nicole Koolhaas
NED-W vs USA-W Match Prediction
This match has all the ingredients and making in it of being a real edge of the seat thriller with both the sides set to come hot out of the blocks. They have some of the best attacking gameplans, ones which will come in full effect today as they look to leave no stone unturned in a bid to oust their opponent.
Netherlands should just about manage to scram their way to a win today given their defensive setup, one which has ensured the side have come up with pivotal blocks and risen to the occasion persistently.
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup
Match Details: USA Vs Netherlands
Date And Time: 18th September, Wednesday- 10:30am
Venue: Hamamatsu Arena, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Haleigh Washington, Karsta Lowe
- Lonneke Slöetjes, Maret Balkestein-Grothues
- Karsta Lowe
- Anne Buijs
Best Ball Blocker
- Haleigh Washington
- Anne Buijs
NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 Libero
Netherland’ Myrthe Schoot is our pick for the libero position with USA more prone to substitute their libero. Not only will Schoot play the entirety of today’s match but has shown she’s capable of registering good blocks and returns as well, making her our choice for this facet.
NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 Setter
We have decided to venture into this match by going in with USA’s Jordyn Poulter. She has stuck to her role of providing assists and setting up playing for her side perfectly, ensuring that she’s not only in a good receiving position but aware of where her side’s right and outside hitters are as well.
NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 Blocker
After a good display against Serbia, one that saw her side win despite facing a barrage of shots from Serbia, we are choosing Haleigh Washinton from USA. She has managed to get 6 stuff blocks for the side across the two matches she’s played in till now and having being rested the last time around, she should be nicely fit for today’s clash as well.
NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 Attacker
Despite both the sides having good options to go ahead with for today’s imminent encounter, Netherlands’ Anne Buijs comes into our side due to the all round role she’s been asked to play for her side. The right hitter has put on some good displays as will, seeing her get 44 spikes along with the 4 stuff blocks as well, seeing her become a two way player for her outfit, someone involved in both the front and back court plays.
NED-W vs USA-W Dream11 Universal
The real gold quarry of today’s encounter, it would have been criminal of us if w hadn’t opted for the one player from either side for this match. Karsta Lowe has been asked to play the fulcrum role in her side’s attack, seeing her 37 spikes and 29 shots into the opposition’s court to make her an instant pick while from the other side we have decided to go in with Lonneke Sloetjes who has the most points for her team.
Lonneke is made our side’s captain for today’s match while Lowe is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.