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United States vs Netherlands FIVB World Grand Prix live stream: Dutch seek revenge against US spikers

Brendan O'Neill in Volleyball 19 Jul 2017
The Dutch are out to avenge their defeats to the Americans in last year's Rio Games

United States vs Netherlands FIVB World Grand Prix predictions, betting tips and match preview. The Netherlands are aiming to extend their winning run in the FIVB World Grand Prix when they take on the United States in Cuiabá on Friday. Watch & bet on live streaming volleyball at bet365 > sports > live streaming volleyball

Expect an intense Pool I1 duel between the Netherlands and the United States at the Ginásio Aecim Tocantins in Cuiabá on Friday. 

The Dutch (5-1) are currently tied with Serbia at the top of the overall standings with 15 points while the Americans (4-2) are in third spot with 13 points.

The Netherlands posted wins over Belgium (3-0), the Dominican Republic (3-2) and Russia (3-0) in Week 2 in Kaliningrad. Leading the squad in this match-up is Celeste Plak, the tournament's third leading scorer behind Italy's Paola Ogechi Egonu and Dominican Republic's Brayelin Martinez.

She will get support from Anne Buijs, Robin De Kruijf, setter Laura Dijkema and libero Myrthe Schoot.

The Americans, meanwhile, opened Week 2 in Macau with a four-set win over Turkey but suffered five-set defeats against Italy and China in their succeeding matches.

Michelle Bartsch-Hackley and Kelly Murphy are the one-two punch of the US spikers. Head coach Karch Kiraly will also count on Madison Kingdon, Lauren Gibbemeyer and Tetori Dixon. 

The Netherlands and USA played each other twice in last year's Rio Olympics with the Americans winning both meetings. USA posted a five-set win in the pool stage and won their battle for the bronze medal in four sets.

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United States vs Netherlands Match Notes

The Dutch are tied with Serbia at the top of the tableThe Dutch have won their last three gamesUSA is coming off back-to-back five-set defeatsUSA beat the Netherlands twice in the Rio OlympicsBack to Top