CHN-W vs NED-W Dream11 Match Prediction: The hosts China will be taking on the Netherlands for the first game of the Women’s FIH Pro League 2020 as both sides look to start off the season with a win. It was the Oranje ladies who won the title the last time around and will be eying to defend the championship. Meanwhile, China ended up at the 7th spot in the 2019 edition of the FIH Pro League. However, with the new campaign on the horizon as well as home support for their backing, China might be able to create something special in the long run of the tournament.
Date- Saturday, January 11
Time- 11:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Wujin Hockey Stadium, Changzhou
China Team News
China currently finds itself 10th in the FIH World Rankings. Gu Binfeng is the speculated skipper as she also led her side in the 2018 World Cup. J Zhong, M Liang and Y Peng should be the frontline attackers. L Tiantian and X Zhang are likely to feature in the midfield region.
The Netherlands Team News
The Oranje are the number one team in the FIH World Rankings and are also the defending champions of the tournament. Eva de Goede is expected to captain her side. World-renowned attacker, F Malta would have the onus of being amongst the goals. Anne Veenendaal should be the shot-stopper for the Dutch.
China- Gu Bin Feng (C), Cui Qiuxia, Li dong Xiao, Li Jiaqi, Zhang Ying, Sun Xiao, Ma Ning, Peng Yang, Liang Meigu, Guo Qiu, Zhong Jiagi, Li Hong, Zhang Jinrong, Ou Zixia, Zhang Xiaxue, Liu Meng, Wang Na, Chen Yang, Jin Jing, Luo Tiantian, Chen Yi, Ye Jiao (GK)
The Netherlands- Eva de Goede (C), Felice Albers, Ilse Kappelle, Kyra Fortuin, Margot van Geffen, Josine Koning, Lauren Stam, Laura Nunnikin, Pien Sanders, Ginella Zerbo, Frederique Malta, Lidewij Welten, Maria Verschoor, Xan de Waard, Laurien Leurink, Malou Pheninckx, Sanne Koolen, Anne Veenendaal (GK).
The two nations have confronted one another on 11 occasions, with the Netherlands winning all 11 of them.
Frederique Malta has scored 40 goals from 67 matches in her career and will be a threat on the front foot.
The veteran, Margot van Geffen has featured in 124 games and has scored 64 goals in her career.
Gu Ben Fing could be a real asset for the hosts. Ben Fing has scored 35 goals from 96 games so far in her career.
Meigu Liang will be another value addition as she’s scored 30 goals in 148 games so far.
Goalkeeper- L Dongxiao
Defenders- Gu Ben Fing, C v Maasakker, M v Geffen (VC), P sanders
Midfielders- E d Goede, M Keetels, X Zhang
Forwards- Y Peng, L Welten, F Malta (C)
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