RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 : Russia look to consolidate their spot in the annuls of the league standings when they take on a defensively vulnerable side
With three from four matches, for Russia, the 2019 edition of the PIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup is transpiring in exuberant fashion. The side find themselves occupying fourth place in the points tally with 9 points, a position they’ll be looking to make their own when they take on a lopsided Dominican Republic.
For Dominican Republic, the early exchanges of the league stage encounters have been riddled by inconsistency for the outfit. They have tasted success and defeat in equal measures, sitting in 7th place with the two wins and two defeats, a precarious berth which doesn’t bode well for their aspirations of making it to the next round.
Defeated by China in their previous clash, it was not just the defeat but the manner in which it came about which will leave Dominican Republic ruing what could have been for them. The side managed to put up a fight infront of China but faltered at critical moments, being put down 3-0 in the end with the side failing to see a single set sway their way.
With their defensive flailing being exposed, the Russians will be looking to capitalise on that weakness after putting on an impeccable performance against Korea in their last outing in the showpiece tournamnet. It was as comprehensive as win as they get, a titillating performance by an imperious side whose clinical touch came to the fore with them sweeping the first and third sets in their favour.
Probable Playing 6
Lisvel Elisa Eve Mejia, Niverka Dharlenis Marte Frica, Natalia Martinez, Prisilla Rivera Brens (C), Yonkaira Paola Peña Isabel, Bethania De La Cruz De Pena
Irina Koroleva, Nataliya Goncharova, Alla Galkina, Evgeniya Startseva (C), Irina Voronkova, Kseniia Parubets
RUS-W vs DOR-W Match Prediction
Although Russia cruised to a win in their last match, the second set saw them being pushed all the way as they were taken to a decider, one they ultimately sealed 29-27. It’s a rhetoric which will light up a glimmer of chance for Dominican Republic, who’ll look to make things jittery for Russia.
However the one area which will peg them back immensely is their blocking ability, with their side putting on flabbergasting displays in defence, something which will see Russia seal the three points today.
FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Cup
Match Details: Dominican Republic Vs Russia
Date And Time: 19th September, Thursday- 9:00am
Venue: Arena, Japan
Television: FanCode, Volleyball TV
- Natalia Martinez, Bethania De La Cruz De Pena
- Irina Koroleva, Nataliya Goncharova
- Bethania De La Cruz De Pena
- Nataliya Goncharova
Best Ball Blocker
- Natalia Martinez
- Irina Koroleva
RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 Libero
Russia’s Alla Galkina is our pick for this facet. Despite the side rotating between their two options the last time, she should get some good time out in the middle and has been handed over a crucial role by her outfit, one that will see her act as the main receiver as she looks to read serves and plays immaculately.
RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 Setter
We are choosing Dominican Republic’s Niverka Marte as our choice for the setter position given the player’s contribution in determining play for her side. Not only will she play a crucial role while serving but will determine how her side’s attacks are fathomed as well, ensuring that the set is crafted right into the zones the two hitters occupy.
RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 Blocker
With an incredible 14 blocks and 29 rebounds against Korea, Russia’s Irina Koroleva was always going to be an instant pick for us today. The middle blocker will be integral to her side’s gameplan against a tricky attacking side, seeing her way her make in both the side’s of the court as she looks to not only receive the ball but also return it with equal accuracy.
RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 Attackers
We have gone in with the two players over here, the one coming in from either side with Russia’s Irina Voronkova becoming our first pick after her tantalising showing in the last match. Her 40 spike points along with her involvement in the sides serve make her a dauntless player, someone whose two toned nature see become a must have player for today’s match.
Elsewhere from the opposition we have opted for Bethania de la Cruz with her being the side’s best attacker till now, having picked up 64 spikes along with an equally impressive 24 digs.
RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 Universal
The imperious Nataliya Goncharova wraps up our Dream 11 side for today’s clash given her all round pulsating display which have seen her stamp her authority all over the court for her side. She has 5 blocks and 18 rebounds in defence along with a stellar 59 attacking points, making her a regulation player into our side.
RUS-W vs DOR-W Dream11 Star Player
Nataliya becomes our side’s captain as well for this match while Irina 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.