Tottenham Women vs West Ham Women live on Sky Sports, plus this weekend’s Super League Women’s previews | Football news

The latest team news and statistics for this weekend’s Super League action for women, including Tottenham vs West Ham live on Sky Sports on Sunday.

Man Utd women vs Birmingham women – Saturday at 12.00

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Manchester United has mixed news ahead of the hosts of Birmingham, with Kirsty Smith, Carrie Jones and Jackie Groenen all back in training and potentially involved in the game.

However, Lucy Staniforth’s knee injury will cause her to miss Saturday’s match.

Birmingham also has a notable absence with Marie Hourihan also on the sidelines, but Emily Whelan is available after recovering from Covid-19. Lending goalkeeper Emily Ramsey can face his parent club after keeping a clean sheet against Arsenal last weekend.

Eight statistics

  • Manchester United have won all three previous WSL clashes with Birmingham City with an overall score of 9-2.
  • Manchester United look set to win their third game in a row for the Women’s Super League, something they have yet to manage this season. They have not won three in a row without closing in on the same campaign since October 2019.
  • Birmingham City defeated Arsenal in their last FA WSL match. Birmingham started the day at the bottom of the table and had not won a league match since November 2020, while Arsenal started the day at the top of the table and had not lost a league match since February 2021.
  • After winning their last home game 5-0 against Aston Villa, Manchester United were able to win consecutive home games for the first time under Marc Skinner in the FA WSL. They scored as many goals in their victory against Villa as they had in their previous four home games under Skinner (5).

To follow: Follow the latest results across Sky Sports’ digital platforms with match highlights available from midnight Sunday.

Aston Villa Women vs Man City Women – Saturday at 12.30

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Anna Patten could make her debut for Aston Villa after signing on loan from Arsenal last week, but there is less good news for the hosts with Remi Allen, Ramona Petzelberger and Elisha N’Dow all appearing to miss Saturday’s match with Manchester City.

Asia Cup robs Villans of Australian international Emily Gilenik, while Man City is also without Hayley Raso and Alanna Kennedy, who are also part of Australia’s squad.

Ellie Roebuck and Chloe Kelly will definitely miss the guests, while Caroline Weir is also in doubt.

Eight statistics

  • In FA WSL history, only Yeovil (5.4 against Chelsea) and Doncaster (5 against Man City) have conceded a higher number of goals on average per game. match than Aston Villa have in their three matches with Citizens (4.7).
  • Manchester City have won three consecutive FA WSL matches in a single season for the first time since a 12-match run between December 2020 and April 2021, scoring 14 times in those three matches.
  • Aston Villa have conceded three goals in and not scored in the first 15 minutes of FA WSL matches this season – their -3 goal difference this season is the worst of any team this season.
  • Manchester City have won 11 of their last 13 away matches in the FA WSL (D1 L1), including each of their last three. Their 6-0 win over Brighton last time made them hold zero on the road for only the second time this season in league action.
  • Aston Villa have only attempted six shots after high turnovers this season in the FA WSL, the fewest of any side.

To follow: Follow the latest results across Sky Sports’ digital platforms with match highlights available from midnight Sunday.

Leicester Women vs Brighton Women – Sunday at 14.00

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Summer Leicester signing Abbi Grant looks set to finally complete the first WSL 90 minutes for the club after recovering unscathed from midweek’s Continental Cup defeat to Manchester City.

The Foxes have no new injury problems from that match and may welcome Jess Sigsworth and Natasha Flint back, who both missed the defeat to Reading in the club’s final league match.

There should be no new problems too Brighton though Hope Powell may be eager to shuffle her back in light of last weekend’s 6-0 hammering of City.

However, Rinsola Babajide, who was loaned out to Seagulls in the first half of the season, has been left to join Spanish side Real Betis.

Eight statistics

  • Leicester and Brighton’s only previous meeting in any competition was the reverse match between the sides back in November, with the Seagulls winning 1-0 at home.
  • Brighton have lost each of their last three FA WSL matches and have not scored a single goal while conceding 10 goals themselves. The Seagulls last lost four consecutive games in this competition back in December 2018.
  • Leicester City won their last FA WSL against Birmingham City and have been able to win consecutive home league matches for the time being since they won their last eight at home in the FA Women’s Championship last season.
  • None of Brighton’s last 21 FA WSL matches have completed level, won 11 and lost 10. Only one side has ever had a long series of matches without a draw in the FA WSL – Arsenal between April 2018 and November 2020 (46 matches).
  • Leicester have only scored five goals after 11 FA WSL matches this season. The last team to score fewer goals at this time was Liverpool in 2019-20 (3). Should they not score in this match, only Yeovil Town in 2017-18 (0) will have scored fewer after 12 matches.

To follow: Follow the latest in our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms with match highlights available from midnight on Monday.

Arsenal Women vs Reading Women – Sunday at 14.30

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Stian Blackstenius is standing in line for her Arsenal debut after signing for the club this week, and Tobin Heath and Leah Williamson, who have both been out with injuries, could add further to Jonas Eidevall’s options after returning to training.

Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Lydia Williams are out on international duty at the Asia Cup.

Little has changed in Reading camp with the possibility that Kelly Chambers can name an unchanged side from the one that beat Leicester last weekend.

Eight statistics

  • Arsenal have won nine of their 11 women’s Super League clashes with Reading (D2), and have maintained a 100% winning record at home in this match (5/5).
  • Only Notts County (12 against both Arsenal and Birmingham) have more often met an opponent without clearing a single win than Reading’s 11 matches with Arsenal in the WSL.
  • Arsenal have scored exactly six goals in each of their last two home league games with Reading (6-0 in 2018 and 6-1 in 2020), scoring three in both the first and second half of both games.
  • After losing five consecutive FA WSL matches without scoring between May and October, Reading have since won five of their last six (D1) and kept clean sheets in all five victories.
  • Reading have won each of their last three FA WSL matches and were able to win four in a row in the competition for the first time.
  • Arsenal’s Beth Mead (34) needs one more assist to equalize Karen Carney (35) as the player with the most assists in Women’s Super League history.

To follow: Follow the latest in our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms with match highlights available from midnight on Monday.

Tottenham Women vs West Ham Women – Sunday, 18.45, live on Sky Sports

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Sunday, January 16 at 18.30


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Tottenham has been hit by the loss of Tang Jiali, Kyah Simon and Cho So-hyun, who are away on international service at the Asia Cup.

Eveliina Summanen is a newcomer to the Spurs camp, but misses Sunday’s match.

West ham is finally back in action after a long wait with two new faces, Halle Houssein and Emma Snerle, in the squad after signing earlier this month.

Asia Cup absence has also hit Hammers, meaning Mackenzie Arnold, Tameka Yallop and Yui Hasegawa are all unavailable.

Adriana Leon is also absent due to a knee injury.

Eight statistics

  • The Spurs have only lost one of their five previous WSL games with West Ham (W3 D1), though it was in the reverse game in November that Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored the game’s only goal for the Hammers.
  • West Ham have not managed to win any of their first WSL matches in a calendar year where the Hammers have only picked up one point over those matches (D1 L3).
  • Tottenham have picked up 23 points from their last 11 WSL matches (W7 D2 L2), just one less than in their top 25 matches in advance (W6 D6 L13).
  • No team has regained more points from losing positions than Tottenham in the Women’s Super League this season (7, the same as Man City), who have won two of the five matches where they have fallen behind (D1 L2).
  • West Ham are the only team to have conceded a single goal in the first 30 minutes of an FA WSL match this season – the earliest goal they conceded was scored in the 33rd minute (Inessa Kaagman for Brighton in September).

To follow: Watch Tottenham Women vs West Ham Women live on Sky Sports Football from 6.30pm on Sunday; kick-off 18.45. Follow the latest in our dedicated live blog across Sky Sports’ digital platforms, including in-game clips and free full-time match highlights.

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