BEL-W vs. AUS-W Dream11: We’re in the Quarterfinals of the FIBA Women’s World Championship in a tournament that’s less than 10 days away or so. USA remain favorites to win it all and it’s hard to see a side beat them here considering even their second unit can easily beat most if not all of the team’s first units. In this game, hosts Australia meet Belgium in hopes of drawing closer to the USA.
After a stunning first-game loss to France, Australia have bounced back and are on a four-game winning streak, beating teams both narrowly and dominantly. Belgium struggled a bit to progress and despite three wins, their drive was rocked by the likes of China and the US. How will they react to the Aussies here?
Match timing: September 29, @ 4:00 p.m. (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Sydney SuperDome, Sydney, Australia
BEL-W vs AUS-W Dream11 FIBA WOMEN’S World Cup projections, stats and analysis
Belgium have shown a lot of resilience but there are question marks around them. The biggest problem was that Emma Messeman’s rating has halved compared to the Olympics, but thanks to Kyra Linskens, Julie Vanloo, Julie Allemand and Antonio Deleare the score was here. Defense was amazing but offense was vulnerable to cold stretches. But Emma Messeman’s absence will still hit the team hard considering they lose a reliable playmaker, rebounder and defender. Is it the end of your campaign?
Australia have not relied on one or two players up front and their depth is admirable. You are loaded in several positions and what has changed since the loss to France? Improved three point shooting, better passing and plenty of PHYSICALITY which is the hallmark of Australian sport. Bec Allen is happy to return to this game and is needed for her top-notch long-range shooting. Sam Whitcomb has done her part well, while Cayla George, Marianna Tolo and Ezi Magbebor also make for a powerful front line.
Australia Women vs Belgium Women FIBA World Cup Live, Team News and Lineups
Australia Women’s Squad:
Australia Expected Starters
C: Marianna Tolo
Q: Cayla George
SF: Stephen Talbot
G: Sam Whitcomb
BANK: Darcee Garbin, Ezi Magbebor, Tess Magden, Lauren Jackson, Kristy Wallace, Sara Blicavs, Anneli Maley.
Belgium women squad:
Expected Belgian starters
C: Kyara Linskens
C: Becky Massey
SF: Antonio Deleare
SG: Julie Vanloo
PG: Julie Allemand
BANK: Elise Ramette, Laure Resimont, Hind Ben Abdelkader, Becky Massey, Bilie Massey, Julie Vanloo, Ine Joris.
FIBA Women’s World Cup Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Kyara Linskens (BEL-W)
Linskens was a threat in the suit and her role expands after Messeman’s injury. I expect her to be in the range of 14-18 points and 9-13 rebounds. She can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 prediction Scenario.
Bec missed the last game but will most likely play here which will boost the Australian’s long-range shooting. I think she’ll be in the 11-17 point and 3-5 rebound range when she plays.
Julie Allemand (BEL-W)
One-guard Julie needs to do much better than last game if Belgium is to put up a strong resistance. I think she’ll be in the range of 13-18 points and 6-9 assists.
Cayla George (AUS-W)
George may have struggled offensively but their overall game has lifted Australia on multiple occasions. I think she’ll be in the range of 8-12 points, 6-9 rebounds, and 4-6 assists.
Julie Vanloo (BEL-W)
Julie was a reliable goalscorer and will play a big role in this game. I think it will be in the 12 to 17 range here.
Samantha Whitcomb (AUS-W)
Samantha flipped it pretty much too much, but her offense and defense were both on point. I expect a range of 10-15 points and 3-5 assists here.
Antonia Deleare (BEL-W)
Antonia is a strong slasher who can be tough defensively, and she needs to recover from the last game’s off-games. I think it will be in the 8-12 range here.
Marianna Tolo (AUS-W)
Marianna was brilliant and perhaps the most consistent offensive contribution for the Opals. I expect her to be in the 12-16 point and 4-7 rebound range here.
Billie Massey (BEL-W)
Billie was strong off the bench in the last game. I expect a range of 4-8 points and 3-6 rebounds.
Ezi Magbebor (AUS-W)
Center Ezi struggled a bit offensively but her defense was great. I expect her to be in the 10-16 point and 4-6 rebound range here.
Maxuella Lisowa Mbaka (BEL-W)
Maxuella has brought depth to the team and her talents are much needed here. I expect her to be in the 6-10 point range and 4-7 rebounds.
Steph Talbot (AUS-W)
Talbot’s shooting has been up and down, but she has proven herself as a defender and rebounder. I’m expecting a range of 8-12 points and 5-7 rebounds.
Hind Ben Abdelkader (BEL-W)
For all her talent, Hind has had numerous off-shooting excursions. I expect it to be better and will be in the range of 7-11 points here.
Tess Magden (AUS-W)
If Allen returns, Tess is unlikely to get more than 10 minutes in a no-blowout situation.
Becky Massey (BEL-W)
Becky is not an assertive offensive player, but she can offer a strong central defence. I expect her to have 2-4 points, 4-6 rebounds and 1-3 block range.
Kristy Wallace (AUS-W)
Guard Kristy can also see reduced minutes.
Lauren Jackson, Sara Blicavs, Darcee Garbina (AUS-W) don’t play many minutes. (usually under 10)
BEL-W vs. AUS-W Dream11 Lineup
PG: R Allen, J Germany (SP)J Vanloo
SF: M. Tolo
PF: C George
C: E Magbebor, K. Linksens (PP)
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