Women’s Super League preview & predictions: Gameweek 12

Women’s Super League preview & predictions: Gameweek 12

Ladies’s Tremendous League preview & predictions: Gameweek 12

After the Christmas break, a collection of Covid-19 associated cancellations and ‘Dubai gate’, the WSL returns with a full fixture schedule this weekend for the primary time because the opening week of December.

The title race is at present tantalisingly poised, with simply 4 factors separating the highest three sides – and excitingly, two of them meet on Sunday.

Right here’s a rundown of every thing it’s good to learn about each fixture this weekend.

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Manchester Metropolis vs Aston Villa

Georgia Stanway, Caroline Siems, Nat Haigh, Asmita Ale
Georgia Stanway netted a brace when the 2 sides final met | Harriet Lander/Getty Photos

What time is kick off? 12:30 (GMT)
The place is it being performed?
The Academy Stadium
TV channel/dwell stream?
BBC purple button, BBC iPlayer & FA Participant

Manchester Metropolis can transfer to inside a degree of Arsenal within the closing Champions League spot with victory in opposition to second backside Aston Villa – the staff the Residents beat on the opening day of the season for Gareth Taylor’s first aggressive victory as Metropolis supervisor.

Nonetheless, Taylor’s aspect can have to take action with out Sam Mewis – arguably the WSL’s participant of the season up to now – and her USWNT teammate Rose Lavelle, who’re each away on worldwide obligation.

Villa in the meantime shall be aiming to bounce again from their midweek quarter closing Continental Cup defeat to Bristol Metropolis, however might hand a league debut to their blockbuster January arrival Mana Iwabuchi.

Prediction: Manchester Metropolis 3-0 Aston Villa

Everton vs Bristol Metropolis

Izzy Christiansen, Ingrid Moe Wold, Hayley Raso, Claire Emslie
Everton are with out a league win in 5 | Visionhaus/Getty Photos

What time is kick off? 13:00 (GMT)
The place is it being performed?
Walton Corridor Park
TV channel/dwell stream? FA Participant

Matt Beard will take cost of Bristol Metropolis for the primary time on Sunday for his or her journey to Everton. The previous West Ham boss has been unveiled because the non permanent substitute for Tanya Oxtoby, who has begun her maternity depart.

The Vixens haven’t had a lot to shout about this season and are but to style victory within the WSL, however spirits shall be excessive after Ebony Salmon impressed them to a Continental Cup quarter closing win over Aston Villa on Wednesday. Nonetheless, they are going to once more be with out the influential Sophie Baggaley, who has examined constructive for Covid-19.

Everton shall be seeking to recapture their early season type. Having began the marketing campaign with 4 consecutive league victories, they’re with out a WSL win since October, however shall be buoyed by the information that Claire Emslie’s mortgage transfer has been made everlasting.

Prediction: Everton 3-1 Bristol Metropolis

Studying vs Arsenal

Jill Roord
Jill Roord hit a hat-trick when Arsenal final met Studying | Alex Burstow/Getty Photos

What time is kick off? 14:00 (GMT)
The place is it being performed?
Madejski Stadium
TV channel/dwell stream? FA Participant

Having suffered a 5-0 humbling by the hands of Chelsea final day trip, there isn’t any let up for Studying, as they face an Arsenal aspect that beat them 6-1 in September.

The fixture will see Danielle Carter face her former aspect, having left Arsenal for Studying in the summertime after over a decade with the Gunners.

Arsenal can leapfrog Chelsea and transfer to inside a degree of leaders Manchester United with victory. With the present high two assembly on Sunday, this weekend is an enormous alternative for Arsenal to make up some floor on the league summit.

Prediction: Studying 1-4 Arsenal

Birmingham vs Brighton

Carla Ward
Birmingham will doubtless have a small matchday squad to work with on Sunday | Catherine Ivill/Getty Photos

What time is kick off? 14:00 (GMT)
The place is it being performed?
Damson Park
TV channel/dwell stream? FA Participant

Birmingham have been pressured to name off final weekend’s recreation with Tottenham as a considerable harm disaster coupled with their small squad meant they have been unable to area a staff. Supervisor Carla Ward has confirmed they are going to have sufficient gamers match to play on Sunday, and new signing Veatriki Sarri might make her debut having arrived from Ward’s former aspect Sheffield United in January.

Brighton are additionally anticipated to be a number of gamers quick, with supervisor Hope Powell confirming that she must name up a number of academy gamers for the sport.

Sunday’s conflict would be the third time the 2 sides have met this season, with Brighton rising victorious on the opening day of the season, earlier than Birmingham got here out on high by way of a penalty shootout victory within the FA Cup quarter finals – a end result that kickstarted their season.

Prediction: Birmingham 1-1 Brighton

Chelsea vs Manchester United

Lauren James, Maren Mjelde
Manchester United versus Chelsea is a historically tight affair | Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Photos

What time is kick off? 14:30 (GMT)
The place is it being performed? Kingsmeadow
TV channel/livestream? BT Sport 1
Learn 90min’s preview right here

The WSL’s final two remaining unbeaten information shall be on the road on Sunday as the highest two go face to face. Chelsea’s present unbeaten league run stretches again a full 30 video games, and there was nothing to separate the pair once they met on the opening day of the marketing campaign.

Manchester United shall be with out Alessia Russo however welcome again Chelsea academy graduate Lauren James – who got here off the bench to nice impact throughout the two sides’ final assembly.

United haven’t performed since earlier than Christmas, whereas a Fran Kirby masterclass noticed Chelsea ease previous Studying final day trip – regardless of Emma Hayes opting to limit a lot of common starters to substitute cameos.

Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United

West Ham vs Tottenham

Angela Addison, Grace Fisk
Tottenham and West Ham shared the spoils once they final met | Julian Finney/Getty Photos

What time is kick off? 15:00 (GMT)
The place is it being performed? Victoria Street
TV channel/livestream? FA Participant

Olli More durable will take cost of his first West Ham recreation on Sunday after being appointed as Matt Beard’s successor in December.

The New Zealander takes cost of a Hammers aspect who shall be with out Rachel Daly after she returned to Houston Sprint, however have been boosted by Emily van Egmond making her mortgage transfer everlasting.

West Ham can leapfrog opponents Tottenham with victory, however face a Spurs aspect who’ve gained two from two underneath the steerage of latest boss Rehanne Skinner. Alanna Kennedy and Shelina Zadorsky have each made their mortgage strikes to north London everlasting in January – an enormous enhance for Spurs.

Prediction: West Ham 2-2 Tottenham

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