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Match 20 : New Zealand vs USA : 3P: Prediction,Performance,Preview

New Zealand (World Ranked  #6) host struggling USA  (World Ranked  #12 ): Match 20 of Womens FIH Pro League.

The world number six New Zealand, who sit sixth  on the FIH Pro League standings, take on last placed  USA on the league table   at the North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland in the Womens FIH Pro League on Friday.

Prediction:  New Zealand to win

 

New Zealand Team Preview:

First up is the Vantage Black Sticks Women who will be taking on the up and coming United States Women. Following 2 wins out of 3 at Ngå Puna Wai Sports Hub the Vantage Black Sticks Women will be looking for another strong performance in the hopes of securing their 3rdwin of the FIH Pro League

  • Result: Women’s Match 3
    New Zealand 0, Belgium 1
    Player of the Match: Alix Gerniers (BEL)

New Zealand Squad :

NZ  has made 3 changes to the side that beat China in which sees Madison Doar make her Pro League debut and younger sister Katie Doar is set to make her debut at 17 years old for the Vantage Black Sticks Women. 

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

USA Team Preview:

  • After struggling in their opening matches of the FIH Pro League the United States Women put a more convincing performance together against the Australian Women last weekend before eventually succumbing 2-1. They will be looking to back this performance up against a New Zealand side that looks to be finding their feet as the competition progresses

Previous Matches Result and Summary:

  • Result: Women’s Match 17
    Australia 2, USA 1
    Player of the Match: Jessica Jecko (USA)
  • Result: Women’s Match 12
  • USA 0, Netherlands 5
  • Player of the Match: Frederique Matla (NED)
 USA 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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