NZ vs SPA Dream11 Prediction | New Zealand vs Spain FIH Pro League Match Preview | Fantasy Team & Team News
The two worst teams in this year’s FIH Pro League will match up when New Zealand host Spain. Both the teams have played 4 games each and none has managed to muster an inaugural normal time win for the campaign. Spain have 4 points from their 4 matches due to two shoot-out wins, while New Zealand have just 1.
Match Details: Competition – FIH Pro League | Venue – North Harbour Hockey Stadium, Auckland | Date & Time – 8th March | 11:30 AM IST
New Zealand have lost 3 of their matches in normal time while the other in a shoot-out. The Kiwis lost a hard-fought 7 goals thriller by 4-3 to the Netherlands in their first match. Their next game was, even more, tighter and they drew 4-4 against Belgium to eventually lose in the shoot-out. After two close games, New Zealand regressed instead of improving and lost their next matches against Great Britain and Germany. Understandably, the Black Sticks must be hungry for a first win against Spain on their home turf.
Much like New Zealand, Spain had two very tight games against Belgium and Great Britain to start their campaign. They drew 2-2 against Belgium before winning the shoot-out. In their next game against Great Britain, they lead the goal by 3 goals at one point but lost their way to lose the game 5-6. Spain again won a shootout against the Netherlands before getting beaten by Australia in the last match. The Spaniards know that they can do much better and they would hope that the match against New Zealand gives them the opportunity to do so.
Head-to-head: (Since 2013)
Played – 7, Won by New Zealand – 2, Won by Spain – 4, Draws – 1
New Zealand – Richard Joyce, George Enersen, Shea McAleese, Nic Woods, Dane Lett, Cory Bennet, Arun Panchia (c), Kane Russell, Harry Miskimmin, Nick Ross, Aidan Sarikaya, Marcus Child, Hayden Phillips, Mac Wilcox, Stephen Jenness, Dylan Thomas, Sam Lane, Jared Panchia.
Spain – Arana.diego (Rc Jolaseta), Boltó.marc (Atlètic Terrassa), De Frutos.alejandro (Country Club), Enrique.sergi (Junior Fc), Garcia-chicote.marc (La Gantoise-belgium), Garin.mario (Rc Polo), González De Castejón.quique (Country Club), Iglesias.álvaro (Country Club), Lleonart.xavi (Rc Polo), Miralles.marc (Cd Terrassa), Perez.albert (Junior Fc), Piera.llorenç (Rc Polo), Quemada.pau (Club Egara), Recasens.marc (Club Egara), Rodríguez.ignacio (Country Club), Romeu.pepe (Club Egara), Ruiz.vicenç (Club Egara), Sallés.marc (Country Club), Serrahima.marc (Junior Fc), Tarrés.joan (Atlètic Terrassa)
Fantasy picks from New Zealand
Aidan Sarikaya | Stephen Jenness | Nic Woods
Fantasy picks from Spain
Quemada.pau | Enrique.sergi | Romeu.pepe
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