UKR-W vs SCO-W Dream11 Prediction Team: Scotland handed with one last chance to make it to the knock-out stages
If there’s been one team we’ve been massively let down by the first ever edition of the Women’s FIH Series Final, it’s got to be Scotland. Being backed by a world ranking of 18, the Scotland side entered the tournament as the third highest ranked side, one side certain of progressing from Pool B.
However, it’s been anything but a fruitful outing for them till now in the league. They’ve had to face abject defeats at the hands of France and Ireland, being trounced by the two countries 3-1 and 2-1, leaving them staring at a surprising ouster from the group. Come Tuesday, they’ve been handed over one final opportunity to turnaround things for themselves against Ukraine.
They’ll be knowing though that Ukraine are not a side who’ll allow Scotland to walk over them. Despite not being given much of a chance before the tournament, Ukraine has showed that they are adamant on making it through to the semi-finals and subsequently trying to book their passage to the 2020 Japan Olympics Qualifiers.
Ukraine currently occupy third place in the tournament with three points after they managed to huff and puff past France 3-2. However, they were swept aside 5-0 by table toppers Korea, a defeat which leaves them with the worst goal difference of all the four sides, something that could eventually play against them come the closing contest of the group stages.
This is by no magnitude an easy encounter to call. Both the sides have showed glimpses of both scintillating hockey along with enough aberrations to fully justify the league positions they occupy at the moment.
Despite being the only side to yet win a match till now in the league, we see Scotland going onto register their first win of the tournament in the night’s match. They’ll close out their sojourn with a flourish with their previous two defeats also seeing them put on enough of a fight to show enough promising signs. At the end of the day, this is going to be the decisive clash for both these sides for a place in the crossover matches and we see Scotland sealing their berth in the clashes.
Goal-Keeper for UKR-W vs SCO-W Dream11
Camlin from Scotland is going to be our goal-keeper. Ukraine have struggled to score, going one whole match against Ireland where they failed to open the scoring board. Although Scotland have a leaking defence, their last player is set to show perseverance and restrict a carnage of shots.
Defenders for UKR-W vs SCO-W Dream11
We don’t see either side faring too well in this facet and in that wake we have decided to pick up just three players. There will be the two from Scotland coming into our 11 with Becky Ward and Robyn Collins the selected players for us.
From Ukraine our Dream 11 side is going to be presented by the lone pick in the form of Moroz. Things are not going to be easy for her side with Scotland giving it their all to progress and if Ukraine are to have any chances of showing fortitude, she has to be at the pinnacle of her game.
Midfielders for UKR-W vs SCO-W Dream11
The area of our side which will see the maximum representation as we select and pick out the two players each from either side. We’ll begin with the favourites for the day and select the two player partnership from Scotland first.
Holms and Eadie are the two player in the pivot we’ve decided to go for from their side given the momentous role they’ll be needing to play out for Scotland. The country needs to pick things tight and packed in the middle of the park and Holms and Eadie form the fulcrum of their formation with everything needing to pass successfully through them if Scotland are to taste a win.
From Ukraine is going to be Oksana and Yernoz. Their last outings were one they’ll be looking to put behind them quickly and bring forth the scintillating skill set they are revered for.
Forwards for UKR-W vs SCO-W Dream11
One thing which is a 100% certainty in this match is that the goals are going to come at will. And staying with this narrative, we are going to indulge in the three strikers, starting with two from Scotland. Watson and Burnet will be representing our Dream 11 side in the final Pool B from the land of the tournament.
Ukraine’s bedlam sees us opt for Yulia, a player who managed to get 16 points despite failing to get on the scoresheet against Korea.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Watson has been selected to captain our side while from Ukraine it’s going to be Yulia who is our vice-captain.
Women’s FIH Series Final
Match: Ukraine Vs Scotland, Pool B
Date And Time: 11th June, Tuesday- 10:30pm IST
Venue: Banbridge Hockey Centre, Banbridge