As part of the 3rd round of the group stage of the OI-2020, the women's national teams of the Netherlands and Spain will come face to face. Will the Spaniards be able to win a third victory in a row?
Despite the fact that the match takes place within the framework of the 3rd round, the "orange" played only one match, in which they could not get hold of points-they lost to Australia with a score of 12:15. The defeat was not a disaster, because, firstly, there are three more rounds ahead, and secondly, four out of five teams go to the playoffs, so you need to try very hard not to get into the top four and leave the Olympics, at least South Africa is weaker than the Netherlands.
But the Spanish women are doing great. They went through half of the group stage, and without a single point loss. In the first round, they played with South Africa, sending 29 goals to its gates with four conceded, and in the second they again performed effectively, taking over the Canadian national team with a result of 14-10. On the eve of the third round, the Spaniards lead Group A with four points, as do the Australians following them.
Statistics and figures:
- The Netherlands (w) held one match and lost in it;
- Spain (w) won both opening matches;
- The Netherlands (w) have won against Spain (w) in five of the last six matches.
The Netherlands has been playing well with Spain in recent years, and in the reporting battle it is necessary to extend the trend, since the prospect of two defeats before the third round does not look very good.