Sports Mole previews Thursday’s Women’s Super League clash between Everton Ladies and Leicester Women, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
After beating local rivals Liverpool at the weekend, everton ladies will look to claim back-to-back wins when they meet female leicester Thursday.
Meanwhile, the visitors are still looking for their first points of the season after losing their first two matches in the Women’s Super League.
After starting the season with a 1-0 loss to West Ham United, the Toffees made the short trip to Anfield with the aim of claiming bragging rights over their local rivals.
Facing a Liverpool side who previously beat WSL champions Chelsea 2-1 on the opening weekend, Everton may have been cautious about their chances of victory.
Any concerns were quickly dispelled when megan finnigan gave the Toffees the lead in nine minutes, while jesse park he showed quality and composure to double his team’s lead before halftime.
A goal in the 87th minute of Hanna Benison added more sparkle to the scoreboard when Everton thrashed their rivals 3-0 for their first win of the season.
Having beaten Leicester in their previous two WSL meetings, Everton are confident of a second successive win on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Leicester are one of three WSL teams still without a point this season after losing their first two matches.
After losing 2-1 to Spurs on the opening weekend of the season, hopes of a positive result in Sunday’s encounter with Aston Villa were dashed when Rachel Daly He scored a penalty in the third minute.
Despite holding the deficit at one for most of the game, the Foxes couldn’t find the elusive tie sooner. emily gilnik closed out a 2-0 win for Villa with an 86-minute effort.
Leicester may have narrowly avoided falling by two points last season, but back-to-back defeats suggest there could be another relegation fight this term.
If they want to get out of harm’s way, the Foxes need to quickly end a nine-game winless streak in the WSL, which includes eight losses.
Everton Ladies Women’s Super League form:
Leicester Women’s Super League Form:
Tony Dugan will miss the remainder of the season after the Everton striker announced she is pregnant.
The hosts are also without the services of clear wheelwho is out of the game with a knee problem, while Aggie Beever-Jones is doubtful after missing the Merseyside derby due to a knock.
Despite coming off the bench to score against Liverpool, Bennison may have to settle for a place on the substitutes, with Brian Sorensen set to name an unchanged alignment.
As for the visitors, injury problems are expected to prevent demi labourne Y abby mcmanus to participate in the contest on Thursday.
Lydia Bedford can’t summon either Anne Cain, Jess Sigsworth Y Paul Lachantewho are all absent due to long-term injuries.
natasha flint He was dropped to the bench for the defeat against Aston Villa, but could return to the side to appear in the lead.
Possible Everton Ladies starting line-up:
Brosnan; Finnigan, Sevecke, Veje; Graham, Bjorn, Galli, George; Snoeijs, Christiansen, Park
Possible Leicester Women starting line-up:
level; Howard, Tierney, Plumptre; Simon, Whelan, Green, Pike, Purfield; Flint, Jones
We Say: Everton Ladies 2-0 Leicester Women
Having regained confidence from their comfortable 3-0 win over Liverpool on Sunday, we think Everton will pick up back-to-back wins when they take on a Leicester side who have conceded two goals in their opening two games.
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