SA-W vs GER-W Dream 11 prediction : The two time world champions Germany are ready to take on the African giants South Africa in Montpelier in France.
Game two of Group B brings to us Germany vs South Africa. While the Germany women looked rather comfortable in both their wins, the South African Women haven’t exactly had the best start. Germany have already qualified through to the Round of 16 while South Africa have been disqualified. Despite their qualification, Germany still aren’t guaranteed a top spot yet but will look to seal it tonight.
I’ve chosen players in a 7:4 ratio in favour of Germany because they’re clearly in pole position to win the game.
Goalkeeper for SA-W vs GER-W Dream 11
My first pick for this match is German keeper Almuth Schult. She plays for one of the best clubs in the world – Wolfsburg. Schult displayed excellent goalkeeping against Spain in what was one of the best games of the tournament, so far. Her distribution is better than mast and it won’t be any bit of surprise if she comes out of this match with a clean sheet.
Defenders for SA-W vs GER-W Dream 11
I’ve gone for German center back pairing Sara Doorsoun, and Marina Hegering as my first choice defenders. The duo have kept two consecutive clean sheets and were the main reason Spain was able to net no goals against them. They’re incredibly quick and adept at reading the game and their height allows them to win most aerial duels. South African forwards will have a very hard time getting the ball these two.
My third pick is the right back from South Africa – Lebogang Ramalepe. She had a wonderful game against Spain, completing 100% of her dribbles and intercepting three major attacks on the wing. If it’s any defender that can hold on to the attacking ability of Germany, it’s Ramalepe.
Midfielders for SA-W vs GER-W Dream 11
I have a tetrad of midfielders for this game, divided into 2 of each country. For my German duo, I’ve gone for Guilia Gwinn and Sara Däbritz.
Gwinn usually plays on the left wing of a midfield 4 or the left of a front 3 for Germany, but is a fullback by trait. She’s quicker than most fullbacks at the tournament and that allows her to get past defenders on the flank. She has one goal to her name and has started both games for her country. Gwinn usually plays very wide and that helps her put in crosses getting her assist points.
Däbritz is a central midfielder and attacking midfielder for Germany, and she, too has one goal to her name thus far. She was in the heart of the midfield against Spain, and was rewarded through an unlikely goal. The #13 excels in putting accurate through balls and racking up assists and goal scoring opportunities.
My other duo have similar positions to the aforementioned players. The first pick goes to Refiloe Jane. She can play both central and wide midfield according to the needs of the game. Against Spain she started as a CM, but started on the left wing against China. She was unlucky to not have at least 1 direct goal contribution to her name after the match, putting in several crosses and key passes. She can create havoc against Germany in whichever position she starts.
Linda Motlhalo is my final pick. She started the game against Spain on the right flank of a midfield quartet, bur was substituted. However, she was brought on in the game against China when the team needed goals. South Africa lacked natural playmaking abilities in her absence against China and will not look to repeat that mistake against Germany.
Forwards for SA-W vs GER-W Dream 11
While Germany have attacked well as a team, they don’t really have the goals to show for it, scoring only 1 each against Spain and China. Their forwards Alexadra Popp and Svenja Huth haven’t been able to finish the chances created by their teammates. Despite that, I’ve taken both into my team for the match against SA. That is because the German defence has been absolutely top notch and there is no way South African forwards will be able to score or have their way against them.
On the other hand, there’s a much better chance for Germany to net in a couple in the last game and rack up a high goal difference. Popp is the German captain and an attacker of extremely high quality, and her finishing abilities make her the favourite to get goals against a weak defence.
To top my frontline off, I have South African striker Thembi Kgatlana. She’s scored the only goal for South Africa in the tournament, but has played two different positions in two games. Her ability to create makes her a threat from outside the penalty box, too. And her pace makes her incredibly hard to mark. She’s possibly the only threat Germany will face on a counter attack.
Although, if you want a player who has played as striker on both occasions for South Africa, Ole Fulutudilu is a cheaper alternative.
Captain and Vice Captain
I’ve made Gwinn my captain and Popp my vice captain for the day, and am expecting both of them to be on the scoresheet.