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Womens Match 6 : Australia vs Belgium: 3P: Prediction,Performance,Preview

Both Australia and Belgium caused upsets in their first match which sets up an interesting battle !!!

Australia  (World Ranked  #3) host Belgium (World Ranked :13): Match 6 of FIH Womens Pro League.

Prediction:  Australia to win

Belgium Team Preview:

Match #4

New Zealand 0, Belgium 1 (Jill Boon)
Player of the Match: Alix Gerniers (BEL)

  • Team captain Jill Boon hit a late winner in Belgium’s 1-0 victory against the higher ranked Black Sticks women
  • Belgium’s Red Panthers (FIH World Ranking: 13) were impressive performers in the opening quarter of their match against the Black Sticks women (WR:6), with the visitors from Europe causing their higher ranked opponents numerous problems in what was the first ever meeting between the two sides on New Zealand soil.

Australia Team Preview:

Match 6 :  Australia vs Netherlands Highlights

Australia 1 (Claxton 21’)
Netherlands 0 

  • The Hockeyroos have ended almost a decade of Dutch dominance with a ground-breaking 1-0 win over world champions Netherlands in their FIH Pro League opener in front of a sold-out crowd in Melbourne.
  • Australia secured the upset over the world number one Netherlands, thanks to a number of defensive stops from local gun Rachael Lynch and a fantastic field goal in the 21st minute from Jane Claxton. 

Australia Probable Starting 11 :

Malone ambrosia
Peris brooke
Wells ashlee (gk)
Kenny jodie (c)
Brazel lily
Fitzpatrick maddy
Bone edwina
Nobbs kaitlin
Claxton jane
Williams mariah
Stewart grace

Impact Substitutes :

Chalker emily
Padget hayley
Fitzpatrick savannah
Taylor sophie
Bates kristina
Wilson georgia
Lynch rachael (gk)

 

Belgium Probable Starting 11 :

Fobe aline
Vandermeiren judith
Puvrez emma
Versavel louise
Gerniers alix
Sinia emilie
Nelen barbara
D’hooghe aisling (gk)
Leclef pauline
Hillewaert lien
Boon jill (c)

Impact Substitutes :

Duquesne tiphaine
Limauge sophie
Peeters joanne
Struijk michelle
‘t serstevens alexia
Weyns anne-sophie

Key Players to watch Out :

Belgium:D’hooghe aisling,Boon jill,Fobe aline,Vandermeiren judith,Versavel louise,Leclef pauline

Australia: Claxton jane,Kenny jodie ,Fitzpatrick,Peris brooke,Lynch rachael,Williams mariah

Cheers!!!

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