Aston Villa Women vs Liverpool Women Match Analysis & Prediction
21/05/2023 4:00 pm
Aston Villa Women will be seeking to claim a positive result when they host Liverpool Women at Villa Park for their final home game of the 2022-23 Women’s Super League season on Sunday.
While the hosts head into the contest in fifth place in the WSL table, Liverpool are 11 points adrift in seventh.
After enduring a four-game winless run across all competitions, Aston Villa returned to winning ways in impressive style against Reading last time out.
Villa raced into a three-goal lead before the interval through first-half goals from Rachel Daly, Alisha Lehmann and Kirsty Hanson.
Daly then added two more to the total after the interval to complete her hat-trick and round off a comfortable 5-0 away victory.
After finishing in ninth place last season, Villa are all but guaranteed to end the current campaign in fifth place, representing a considerable improvement on last season’s ninth-placed finish.
There may be little to play for, but Aston Villa manager Carla Ward will still want her side to remain professional as they look to complete a league double over Liverpool after winning 1-0 in November’s reverse fixture.
Regardless of the results from their final two matches, Liverpool will view the 2022-23 campaign as a success, having avoided an immediate return to the Championship.
After earning promotion last season, Liverpool may have been fearful of a relegation battle, but they have truly never really appeared to be in danger.
With 22 points to their name from 20 matches, the Reds occupy a comfortable mid-table spot ahead of Sunday’s game.
Liverpool will travel in a confident mood after they claimed a 2-1 victory over Champions League-chasing Manchester City in their most recent game through goals from Natasha Dowie and Missy Bo Kearns.
Having failed to win any of their 10 away league matches, Liverpool’s struggles on their travels have prevented them from potentially achieving a top-half finish, and they now have one final opportunity to avoid ending the season without an away victory in the WSL.
Aston Villa Women vs. Liverpool Women Head to head
In the 11 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Aston Villa have claimed three victories while Liverpool have won seven, and they have drawn once. Liverpool have scored 21 goals and conceded 11 in the process.
17/03/2013Aston Villa0Liverpool5Women's FA Cup
15/11/2017Liverpool5Aston Villa1FA Women's League Cup
02/11/2019Aston Villa2Liverpool0FA Women's League Cup
13/10/2021Liverpool(P)1Aston Villa1FA Women's League Cup
06/11/2022Liverpool0Aston Villa1Women's Super League
Aston Villa Women Team News
Aston Villa are still unable to call upon Rachel Corsie, Emily Gielnik, Natasha Harding, Meaghan Sargeant and Freya Gregory due to injury issues.
Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah, Remi Allen and Simone Magill all made their first appearances since long injury layoffs last weekend, and after featuring as substitutes against Reading, they will begin on the bench here.
Aston Villa Women's Last 5 Matches
02/04/2023Aston Villa0Chelsea3Women's Super League
16/04/2023Aston Villa0Chelsea1Women's FA Cup
23/04/2023Tottenham Hotspur3Aston Villa3Women's Super League
28/04/2023Aston Villa2Manchester United3Women's Super League
07/05/2023Reading0Aston Villa5Women's Super League
Liverpool Women Team News
Megan Campbell is sidelined for Liverpool after recently undergoing hip surgery, while Yana Daniels is also expected to miss this game.
After dropping to the bench for the win over Manchester City, Shanice van de Sanden could be recalled to the starting lineup here.
Liverpool Women's Last 5 Matches
02/04/2023West Ham United0Liverpool0Women's Super League
23/04/2023Liverpool2Brighton & Hove Albion1Women's Super League
29/04/2023Leicester City WFC4Liverpool0Women's Super League
03/05/2023Chelsea2Liverpool1Women's Super League
07/05/2023Liverpool2Manchester City1Women's Super League
Aston Villa Women vs. Liverpool Women: Odds and Predictions
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