In first Semi-Final match of the FIH Hockey Series Finals 2019, the two hockey teams going to face each other are Italy and Canada.
For all fantasy hockey enthusiasts out there, it’s time to create your playing XI squad comprised of players from both the teams so that you can maximise your chances of earning money online, irrespective of what team you are rooting for.
Here is everything you need to know about Italy vs Canada hockey match predictions, fantasy hockey tips and more.
Last played & Results
Italy and Canada have played only twice previously since 2012, where on both occasions Canada has defeated Italy
Stats in this match
Italy topped Pool B and qualified straight for the Semi-Finals, where else Canada beat China in the crossover match to qualify for the Semi-Final.
Who is more likely to win?
Canada come to this tournament with a lot of experience. The Italian squad has lot of new face and import players from Argentina and are pretty good even though they haven’t played any test matches together. Although Italy has won all their pool stage matches, it will be not be easy to break the defence line of Canada. 77% Fans predict Canada will win this match.
How many goals?
Pundits predict more than 4 combined goals for this match and a possible draw is on the horizon!
Stats and Top Picks for Italy
|Last Tournament Played||Hockey Series Open|
|Head Coach||Roberto Da Gai|
|Top Goalkeeper||Francesco Padovani (32 caps)|
|Youngest Player||Pietro Lago & Simone Minetto (18 years)|
|Most Experienced Player||Agustin Nunez (70 caps)|
|Fantasy Captain pick :||Agustin Nunez|
|Fantasy Vice Captain pick :||Julian Montone|
|Total No. of goals||9|
|Top Scorers in this tournament||Julian Montone (3 goals)|
|Agustin Nunez (3 goals)|
|Last Tournament Played||Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019|
|Head Coach||Paul Bundy|
|Top Goalkeeper||David Carter (182 caps)|
|Youngest Player||James Wallace (19 years)|
|Most Experienced Player||Scott Tupper ( 294 caps)|
|Fantasy Captain pick :||Mark Pearson|
|Fantasy Vice Captain pick :||Keegan Pereira (161 caps)|
|Total No. of goals||12|
|Top Scorers in this tournament||Iain Smythe (3 goals)|
|Bissett Brandon (2 goals)|
|James Wallace (2 goals)|
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