SPA vs BEL Dream11 Hockey | Spain vs Belgium FIH Pro League
Valencia, 19th January 2018 at 5:30 PM IST
Belgium’s Red Lions square off against Spain in the warm-up game of the inaugural FIH Pro League on Saturday.
Belgium, the winner of the recently concluded Hockey Men’s World Cup, have demonstrated their growing stature in the sport in recent years. They would come into the competition looking to build on the recent success.
Meanwhile, Spain did not enjoy the mega-event much and struggled to make a big impact before crashing out early. FIH Pro League presents them with an opportunity to improve upon the overall game, build on the strong points and working on the weaknesses at the same time.
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan and Spain are the participating countries in the league. India, eight-times men’s Olympic champions, had pulled out 18 months ago as the federation was of the opinion that it would not benefit the women’s team and did not want only the men’s team to take part in the competition.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Belgium Hockey squad: van DOREN Arthur, van AUBEL Florent (C), CHARLIER Cédric, de KERPEL Nicolas, MEURMANS Augustin, HENDRICKX Alexander, VANASCH Vincent (GK), de SLOOVER Arthur, KINA Antoine, BOON Tom and COSYNS Tanguy.
Spain Hockey squad: CORTES Quico (GK), ENRIQUE Sergi, SERRAHIMA Marc, RODRIGUEZ Ignacio, GONZALEZ Enrique, IGLESIAS Alvaro, SALLES Marc (C), LLEONART Xavi, RUIZ Vicenc, ROMEU Josep and QUEMADA Pau.
Belgium fantasy picks: Arthur van Doreen, Tom Boon, HENDRICKX Alexander, VANASCH Vincent
Spain fantasy picks: ENRIQUE Sergi, SALLES Marc, ROMEU Josep, LLEONART Xavi
QUICK TIP: The World Champions Belgium are likely to dominate the fixture. We’d pick more players from Belgium and least from Spain.
This SPA vs BEL Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. Kindly revisit before the deadline for the final update.