Preview: Everton Ladies vs. Manchester City Women
Manchester City Women will attempt to claim their sixth consecutive victory in all competitions when they travel to Walton Hall Park to face Everton Ladies on Saturday.
While the Citizens currently sit in fourth position in the Women’s Super League, Everton occupy seventh place after losing to Manchester United in their most recent outing.
Everton have experienced a steady start to the 2022-23 campaign, winning three, drawing one and losing two of their six league matches.
Both of those defeats have taken place in their last two home WSL games, where the Toffees were beaten 3-1 by Chelsea before Man United cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory.
After their home meeting with Tottenham Hotspur was postponed before the international break, Everton will return to action with difficult league fixtures against Man City and Arsenal.
Including last season, Everton have won only one of their last six home matches in the WSL, conceding at least two goals in five of those games.
While Brian Sorensen will be challenging his side to improve defensively, he will also be looking for a better showing in the final third, with Everton yet to score more than one goal in a home game this season.
Meanwhile, Man City are currently on an impressive run of form after winning their last five games in all competitions.
The Citizens began the WSL campaign with consecutive defeats, but maximum points from their previous four league matches has moved them to within three points of their rivals Man United, who currently sit in third place.
In their most recent outing, Gareth Taylor’s side secured a 3-0 away win over Reading following two own goals from Emma Mukandi and a Khadija Shaw strike.
Not only have Man City scored at least two goals in their last five competitive matches, but they have also kept four clean sheets in that period.
The Citizens faced Everton on four occasions across league and cup competitions last term, and after winning those games by a combined 17-1 scoreline, they will be confident of claiming another victory on Saturday.
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We say: Everton Ladies 0-4 Manchester City Women
Man City are currently in impressive form, and after winning comfortably in all four of their meetings with Everton last season, we think that they will cruise to another victory on Saturday.