Preview: Manchester City Women vs. Manchester United Women
On Sunday, Manchester City Women will face their local rivals Manchester United Women in a Women’s Super League contest at the Etihad Stadium.
The Citizens have recorded nine consecutive victories in all competitions, while the Red Devils have won seven of their eight league games this term.
Man City are currently sat in fourth position in the WSL, with three points separating them from their local rivals, who occupy the third and final Champions League place.
The Citizens claimed a 3-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend thanks to strikes from Julie Blakstad and Laura Coombs as well as a Veatriki Sarri own goal.
They were in League Cup action during the week, and it proved to be another successful outing, with goals from Filippa Angeldal and Mary Fowler guiding Man City to a 2-0 win away to Liverpool.
Gareth Taylor’s side will now attempt to record a 10th straight victory in all competitions, and their home form suggests that they will be confident of picking up all three points in the Manchester derby.
Including last season, Man City have won 10 and drawn one of their last 11 league games, and they have also won all three of their previous home meetings with Man United.
Man United have only lost one of their eight league games this season, which took place against the reigning WSL champions Chelsea.
The Red Devils responded to the 3-1 defeat to Chelsea with a 3-2 away victory over Arsenal, before they cruised to a comfortable win over Aston Villa last weekend.
Goals from Katie Zelem, Leah Galton, Alessia Russo, Ona Batlle and Rachel Williams helped Man United claim a commanding 5-0 victory against the Villans.
Although they recorded a third straight victory in all competitions during the week, a 4-2 success over Everton was not enough for Man United to progress from their League Cup group.
As they turn their attention back to league matters, Man United currently sit level on points with Arsenal and three points adrift of league leaders Chelsea with a game in hand, and they will be aiming to keep pace at the top with a victory in the Manchester derby.
Manchester City Women Women’s Super League form:
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We say: Manchester City Women 2-2 Manchester United Women
Although Man City have won 10 of their last 11 league games, we think that they will have to settle for a point when they face their local rivals, who have only lost one WSL match this season.