SPA Vs NED Dream11 : Winless after their opening round of fixtures, today’s opponents look to imbue semblance in their sojourns.
Failing to register a single win in their opening exchanges of the FIIH Pro League 2020, for Spain and Netherlands, the second round of futures come bearing with them colossal ramifications. Both the sides will be eager to register their first wins in this edition of the marquee tournamnet and finally get their soirees underway.
Both the sides endured similar fortunes in their opening ties with either side being routed once while going down on penalties in their other encounter. Playing against Germany, Spain fell down by the barest of margins with the side being defeated 4-3 before eventually being carved open 5-1 in their opening encounter.
Netherlands’ showings against India were reminiscent with the outfit ruffled by the Indians. They were flayed 5-1 in their opening encounter before exulting fight and character in the ensuing tie to take it to penalties after the encounter was curbed at 2-2. However, they faltered to show composure when it mattered most with the home side defeating them 3-1 in the penalties to see the behemoth Netherlands side leave the country with a win to its name.
Netherlands endured a horrid time in India but come Spain and they should manage to show why they are regarded so heavily in the hockey arena. This should be a straightforward win for them, one where their enigmatic and enterprising brand of attacking hockey takes them to the three points on the day.
Probable Playing 11
Miguel Delas (C), Pau Quemada, Alejandro de Frutos, Mario Garin, Josep Romeu, Roc Oliva, Quico Cortes, Marc Salles, David Alegre, Marc Recasens, Ricardo Sanchez, Alvaro Iglesias
Billy Bakker (C), Mirco Pruijser, Valentin Verga, Jonas de Geus, Sam van der Ven, Seve van Ass, Jip Janssen, Joep de Mol, Mink van der Weerden, Jeroen Hertzberger, Bjorn Kellerman
FIH Pro League 2020
Match: Spain Vs Netherlands
Date And Time: 31st January, Friday- 1:30pm IST
Venue: Estadio Betero, Valencia
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 2/HD
- Miguel Delas, Pau Quemada, Ricardo Sanchez, Alvaro Iglesias
- Billy Bakker, Valentin Verga, Jonas de Geus, Bjorn Kellerman
- Pau Quemada: 88 Goals
Mink van der Weerden: 84
Spain Vs Germany: 1-5
India Vs Netherlands: 3-3(3-1)
SPA Vs NED Dream11 Goal-Keeper
We aren’t left with massive options in this facet with us being unsure of who Netherlands are to deploy as their shot stopper today. They tried out both their goal-keepers against India to leave us with Spain’s Quico Cortes with the player being capable of showing reslliance infront of the carnage of shots he’ll be coming across.
SPA Vs NED Dream11 Defenders
With 84 goals to his name, Mink van der Weerden is his side’s top scorer. And when you hold that accolade as a defender, you have to become a must have pick for this clash to see us make the Netherlands’ defender our first selection for the tie.
Jip Janssen is also being brought in from the unit after his electric performance against India in the two sides’ first encounter while we are getting in an akin duo from Spain as well. Although they ended up conceding a slew of goals to Germany, the side’s captain, Miguel Delas’ penchant for torching his way down the field.
Josep Romeu comes in as well to wrap up our four man defensive component for the outing.
SPA Vs NED Dream11 Midfielders
With 19 goals, David Alegre is going to be the first name to be enshrined in our Dream 11 side from Spain. He’s paired up with Roc Olivia to see us go in with a myriad and guile filled partnership, one more than capable of exploiting Netherlands’ vulnerabilities in defence.
Elsewhere, we are moving in with just the one pick from Netherlands with Billy Bakker being selected by us for this contest.
SPA Vs NED Dream11 Forwards
Our entire component is being composed of players from Netherlands. There were a plethora of players to divulge in from the side with the player filled to the brim with players who are more than capable of piling on the goals today.
We begin with Jeroen Hertzberger and Mirco Pruijser who both have the 71 goals in their kitty apiece with Bjorn Kellerman coming in as well after he scored a goal in his previous encounter against India.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jeroen will captain our side while Pruijser is our vice-captain.
Small League Team
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.