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Manchester City Women v Aston Villa Women: Preview, Team News and Prediction

3rd V 10th in WSL Battle

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Women?s Super League Photo by MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

For the second time in four days, a Manchester City team take on an Aston Villa side, and the women will be hoping to fare better than the med did in midweek.

The blue girls will be looking to build on their impressive 7-0 victory over Spurs two weeks ago that elevate the team to 3rd in the WSL, moving one point clear of United in fourth, but six points behind leaders Chelsea.

After an impressive season last term, Villa have struggled to get going this season and currently sit in tenth position. A trip to in-form City will not be what they wanted to back to another international break.

Form

City after losing consecutive WSL matches at Arsenal and home to Brighton, City rallied and beat United 3-1 at Old Trafford before thrashing Spurs at the Joie Stadium. City now sit in third place, one point ahead of United in fourth.

After losing their first five matches, Villa got their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory at Bristol City. The followed that up with a 3-2 win at West Ham, but then lost their last game at home to Everton.

Team News

City manager Gareth Taylor has a full-strength squad to choose from, but after sweeping Spurs aside, Taylor may decide to go with an unchanged side.

Following their defeat to Everton, Villa could be tempted to welcome Lucy Parker back into the squad after a spell out injured. Laura Blindkilde may also make the starting line-up.

Prediction

Last season saw Villa take a point from the blues, but I can’t see that happening this time. City were on fire last time out and I think they’ll continue that against Villa.

City 4-1 Villa