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FIH Pro Match 21 : New Zealand vs Spain: 3P: Prediction,Performance,Preview

New Zealand (World Ranked  #8) host In-Form Spain (World Ranked  #9 ): Match 21 of FIH Pro League.

The world number eight New Zealand, who sit last (eighth) on the FIH Pro League standings, take on second last(seventh) placed Spain on the league table   at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland in the Mens FIH Pro League on Friday.

Prediction:  Shoot Out , Spain has an edge on form , NZ have home support

New Zealand Team Preview:

The Vantage Black Sticks Men will be looking to put a tough couple of matches down in Christchurch behind them as they look to get their FIH Pro League campaign back on track this weekend against Spain. Despite an improved effort on the offensive end the Black Sticks have been struggling to keep the opposition offences at bay

Squad News:

  • For the Vantage Black Sticks Stephen Jenness returns to the side having missed the previous match against Germany. Watch out if Jenness gets open in the circle as he has a powerful shot and is capable of causing nightmares for opposing defences. 

Previous Matches Result and Summary:

    • Result: Men’s Match 10
      New Zealand 1, Germany 3
      Player of the Match: Mathias Müller (GER)

    • Men’s Match 8
      New Zealand 2, Great Britain 6
      Player of the Match: Phil Roper (GBR)
    • Summary :Great Britain 6 (Sam Ward 3, Phil Roper 2, Adam Dixon) beat the Black Sticks 2 (Nic Woods, Hugo Inglis).
    • Result: Men’s Match 5
      New Zealand 4, Belgium 4 (2-4 After Shoot-Out)
      Player of the Match: Arthur Van Doren (BEL)
    • Goal Scorers : 17* inglis hugo PS, 35* sarikaya aidan FG, 51* woods nic PC,  52* jenness stephen FG

( Players marked in “X” could be in the startling lineup , otherwise entire squad will have an impact as bench players are also impact performers)

Spain Team Preview:

  • Spain has been the real surprise team of the Men’s draw as they shocked the World Number 1 side Belgium in the opening match of the FIH Pro League. They also beat the Netherlands side in what has been an impressive opening few rounds for the Spanish Men. Watch out for Enrique Gonzalez who caused a number of problems for the Black Sticks Men at the World Cup and will be looking to put them under pressure once more. 

  • Spain have started the FIH Pro League with two shootout wins against 2018 World Cup finalists Belgium and Netherlands, as well as a thrilling 6-5 defeat to Great Britain.

Previous Matches Result and Summary:

  • Result: Men’s Match 15
    Australia 2, Spain 1
    Player of the Match: Aran Zalewski (AUS)

  • Men’s Match 11:

    Spain 3, Netherlands 3 (3-1 After Shoot-Out)

    Player of the Match: Alvaro Iglesias (ESP)

    Spain Goal Scorers :

    • 44* quemada pau fg
    • 51* beltran albert fg
    • 60* serrahima marc pc

Spain Probable Starting 11 :

( Players marked in “X” could be in the startling lineup , otherwise entire squad will have an impact as bench players are also impact performers)

Cheers!!!

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