Manchester City Women vs. Tottenham Hotspur Women Predictions, Lineups, Team Updates
In the Women’s Super League standings, the Citizens are in third place, and the visitors are one point behind in fifth.
Man City rebounded from two straight losses in the WSL with a vital victory over Manchester United, their local rivals, this past weekend.
Thanks to fast goals from Jill Roord and Lauren Hemp, the Citizens overcame a goal deficit to take a slim lead at halftime.
Within ten minutes of the resumption, Bunny Shaw scored Man City’s third goal. Despite Laia Aleixandri’s dismissal in the 72nd minute, the Citizens finished the game strong to surpass their competitors and take third position.
Due to their midweek League Cup match against Leicester City, when they overcame a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 before losing the next penalty shootout, which guaranteed the Foxes the bonus point, they had little time to enjoy their derby victory.
Man City will be hoping to maintain their stellar head-to-head record against Spurs on Sunday, as they have won their past four competitive meetings with the North London team.
Spurs, who are only six points short of their 2022–23 total after winning 12 points from their seven league games, have been a revitalised team under Robert Vilahamn this season.
Spurs have impressively gone eight games without a loss in all competitions after losing to Chelsea, a rival team in London, on the first day of play.
Before playing three straight 1-1 ties with Everton, Liverpool, and Leicester City, they had four straight wins.
After a run of draws, the North London team got back to winning ways in the middle of the week, defeating Bristol City 3-0 thanks to goals from Kit Graham and Rosella Ayane.
Spurs will now try to defeat Man City for the first time since September 2021, and they will know full well that a victory would put them ahead of their rivals in the WSL standings on Sunday.
Manchester City Women Women’s Super League form:
D W W L L W
Manchester City Women form (all competitions):
W L W L W D
Tottenham Hotspur Women’s Super League form:
W W W D D D
Tottenham Hotspur Women form (all competitions):
W W D D D W
Manager of Man City, Gareth Taylor, may choose to go back to the starting lineup from the Manchester derby after rotating his team against Leicester.
Aleixandri, who completed her one-match suspension in the middle of the week, is anticipated to play in a back four with Leila Ouahabi, Alex Greenwood, and Alanna Kennedy.
Shaw, who leads the line for the hosts, will be trying to add to her league total of three goals at the other end of the field.
Meanwhile, Tottenham is still unable to use Olga Ahtinen and Bethany England due to their separate hip and knee injuries.
Angharad James and Ash Neville will be the two full-backs, while Luana Buhler and Molly Bartrip will play in central defence.
Leading WSL scorer Martha Thomas, who has six goals in seven league games this season, will be the driving force behind Tottenham’s attack.
Manchester City Women possible starting lineup:
Keating; Aleixandri, Kennedy, Greenwood, Ouahabi; Roord, Hasegawa; Kelly, Angeldal, Hemp; Shaw
Tottenham Hotspur Women possible starting lineup:
Spencer; James, Buhler, Bartrip, Neville; Graham, Summanen, Clinton; Bizet, Naz, Thomas