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Mens Match 6 : Netherlands vs Australia: 3P: Prediction,Performance,Preview

Australia lost to the Dutch in a semi-final shoot-out at Bhubaneshwar to surrender the trophy and  it’s a chance for the Australian men to regain the No.1 ranking ceded to champions Belgium at the recent World Cup in India.

Australia  (World Ranked  #2) host Netherlands (World Ranked :3): Match 6 of FIH Pro League.

Prediction:   Australia to win

Netherlands Team Preview:

Match #4

Netherlands 4 (9* brinkman thierry fg , 12* de geus jonas fg , 14* janssen jip pc 44* brinkman thierry fg) 

 New Zealand 3 (16*inglis hugo FG ,28* inglis hugo FG ,30* russell kane PC)

Player of the Match: Thierry Brinkman (NED)

  • The Netherlands (World Ranking: 3) men produced a scintillating display of attacking hockey in the opening quarter of their meeting against the Black Sticks men (WR:8), with the European champions and World Cup silver medallists surging into a 3-0 lead to leave the home crowd stunned
  • Thierry Brinkman pounced from close range to squeeze the ball between the legs of New Zealand shot-stopper George Enersen before Jonas de Geus crashed a powerful backhand effort against backboard to double the advantage
  • Jip Janssen’s penalty corner drag-flick left the Black Sticks with a mountain to climb, but it was a challenge that they would prove capable of rising to.
  • Seconds after defending a Dutch penalty corner, the Black Sticks let their concentration levels slip and were duly punished. A quick free-hit released Player of the Match Thierry Brinkman, who unleashed a stunning backhand strike high into the New Zealand net from a tight angle to put the Netherlands back in front at 4-3, enough to win the match.

Australia Team Preview:

The Kookaburras went down on penalties to the Netherlands after a 2-2 draw in December’s World Cup semi-finals, before Belgium lifted the title.With that defeat in mind, Kleinschmidt said Australia had something extra to prove on a weekend where the world’s top three men’s hockey teams face off.

Australia 20-member Squad team:

Jacob Anderson (Mackay, QLD)
Daniel Beale (Brisbane, QLD)
Joshua Beltz (Hobart, TAS)
Timothy Brand (Chatswood, NSW)
Andrew Charter (Canberra, ACT)
Tom Craig (Lane Cove, NSW)
Johan Durst (Melbourne, VIC)
Blake Govers (Wollongong, NSW)
Jake Harvie (Dardanup, WA)
Jeremy Hayward (Darwin, NT)
Tim Howard (Wakerley, QLD)
Aaron Kleinschmidt (Melbourne, VIC)
Trent Mitton (Perth, WA)
Eddie Ockenden (Hobart, TAS)
Lachlan Sharp (Lithgow, NSW)
Joshua Simmonds (Melbourne, VIC)
Matthew Swann (Mackay, QLD)
Corey Weyer (Biggera Waters, QLD)
Jake Whetton (Brisbane, QLD)
Aran Zalewski (Margaret River, WA)

Australia Probable Starting 11 :

Ockenden eddie
Whetton jake
Govers blake
Howard tim
Zalewski aran (c)
Swann matthew
Beale daniel
Mitton trent
Brand tim
Charter andrew (gk)
Hayward jeremy

Impact Substitutes :

Bench as per Squad mentioned above

Netherlands Probable Starting 11 :

Hertzberger jeroen
Balk lars
De geus jonas
Bakker billy (c)
Schuurman glenn
Baart sander
Pieters terrance
Brinkman thierry
Blaak pirmin (gk)
Van der weerden mink
Blok justen

Impact Substitutes :

Croon jorrit
Bovendeert roel
Pruijser mirco
De mol joep
Janssen jip
De vilder derck
Van der ven sam (gk)

Key Players to watch Out :

  1. Blake Grovers – Forward, Australia

  2. Jeremy Hayward – Defender, Australia

  3. Aran Zalewski – Midfielder, Australia

  4. Thierry Brinkman – Forward, Netherlands

  5. Bakker billy – Midfielder, Netherlands

  6. De geus jonas\Van der weerden mink – Defender, Netherlands

Cheers!!!

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