After knocking out the champions Australia in their first encounter, Belgium will meet the former for the second time in the next fixture of Hockey Pro League Men’s. The match is slated to take place on 26 Jan at 12 PM in Sydney Olympic Park. The Red Lions have opened the 2020 season in winning mood by defeating the champions. Australia will enter this contest to regain their winner’s title, gunning for revenge against Belgium. After this victory, Belgium has leapfrogged Australia to take the World No.1 position this year.
These two are the most successful teams and the spectators are likely to witness another power-packed hockey showdown. Australia secured the top position in the last season with 32 points, followed by Belgium with 28 points. In this season, Australia have the onus of retaining their reputation as the defending champion.
According to the head-to-head stats, Australia have confronted Belgium on 15 occasions, wherein they have won 8 (with 29 goals) and 5 (with 25 goals) matches respectively. This match will affect their standings on the points table.
Probable Playing XI
Aran Zalewski (c), Durst Jordan (Gk), Lachlan Sharp, Tom Craig, Corey Weyer, Tyler Lovell, Trent Mitton, Daniel Beale, Tim Brand, Andrew Charter and Matthew Swann
Thomas Briels (c), Arthur Van Doren, Loic Van Doren (Gk), Nicolas Poncelet, John-John Dohmen, Cedric Charlier, Sebastien Dockier, Gauthier Boccard, Tom Boon, Florent van Aubel and Tommy Willems
Arthur Van Doren