Manchester City Women v Brighton Women: Preview, Team News and Prediction

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Manchester City Women v Sunderland Ladies - FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup
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Blues Face Seagulls at Academy Stadium

Manchester City Women welcome Brighton and Hove Albion Women to the Academy Stadium on Sunday, longing for the three factors that can preserve them in contact with the highest three. United’s 5-0 house win over Villa and Arsenal’s 1-0 house victory over Everton was added to as Chelsea thrashed backside membership Leicester 8-0 away from house. Chelsea are presently 9 factors forward of City, with the blues six factors behind United and Arsenal,

Preview

City go into the match on the again of a 7-game profitable run that has catapulted them up the league after a troublesome begin. Throughout that run, the blues have notched 23 targets and conceded simply two, and their final outing noticed them beat Sunderland 3-0 within the League Cup. Within the league, the blues beat Everton 2-1 of their final outing, with targets from Julie Blakstad and Bunny Shaw.

Brighton have gained two and misplaced 4 of their seven matches thus far this season and are simply seven factors forward of bottom-placed Leicester, who’ve misplaced all 9 of their matches thus far. Albion have been in some high-scoring video games just lately. Earlier than beating London City Lionesses 2-1 within the Conti Cup, they threw away a 3-1 lead at house to Liverpool because the match ended 3-3, they usually beat West Ham 5-4 at Chigwell Building Stadium. And, earlier than that win, Albion had been hammered 8-0 at house to Spurs.

Team News

Lauren Hemp is near a return for City after lacking the final two video games with a thigh damage. “Lauren’s close, she’s been back training with us the last couple of days so we’ll give her another 24 hours,” supervisor Gareth Taylor stated in his press convention. “The temptation is to wish to have these gamers again, it’s the identical with Vicky [Losada], simply getting them nearer.

Prediction

City have a good file in opposition to Brighton, though the Seagulls held the blues to a goalless draw two seasons in the past. With Shaw on fireplace and scoring for enjoyable and most of the senior gamers match, I might think about they’ll be an excessive amount of for the guests.

City 5-0 Brighton

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