Manchester Metropolis proceed their bid for Champions League soccer with a visit to Brighton on Sunday.
The European race is now absolutely in Metropolis’s palms after rivals Manchester United dropped factors in opposition to Aston Villa final trip, and they’ll safe the ultimate Champions League spot in the event that they win their remaining three matches.
Metropolis face a Brighton facet who’ve already taken factors off Chelsea this season and are on the cusp of registering a club-record WSL factors haul – however have been overwhelmed by basement facet Birmingham final trip.
When is kick off? Saturday 30 April, 11:30 (BST)
The place is the match being performed? Academy Stadium
TV channel/stay stream? Sky Sports activities Premier League (UK), FA Participant (worldwide)
Highlights? Sky Sports activities YouTube, FA Participant
Referee? Amy Fearn
Esme Morgan and Steph Houghton stay long-term damage absentees for Manchester Metropolis, having each been dominated out for the rest of the season.
Vicky Losada and Jess Park are closing in on a primary staff return; the latter has been scuffling with a calf damage, and the previous a knee drawback. Neither might be out there on Saturday, however Gareth Taylor said the pair might probably return earlier than the tip of the season.
Fliss Gibbons is accessible as soon as extra for Brighton, having sat out the Seagulls’ defeat to Birmingham final trip.
Libby Bance and Ellie Brazil have each been dominated out, and Hope Powell confirmed there have been a handful of unnamed gamers in her squad managing niggling accidents from the weekend.
Man Metropolis (4-3-3): Roebuck; Bronze, Greenwood, Kennedy, Blakstad; Walsh, Stanway, Weir; Kelly, White, Hemp
Brighton (4-5-1): Walsh; Le Tissier, Kerkdijk, Williams, Kullberg; Koivisto, Whelan, Zigiotti Olme, Gibbons; Lee.
Manchester Metropolis are in scintillating kind, successful 10 on the bounce in all competitions and conceding simply three in that point.
Brighton held Metropolis in the course of the first half of the pair’s conflict in January, earlier than being blown away within the second as Gareth Taylor’s facet ran out 6-0 winners. It will not be fairly as emphatic on Saturday, however one other easy Metropolis win seems the most definitely final result.
Prediction: Man Metropolis 3-0 Brighton