Chelsea Women vs Reading Women Match Analysis & Prediction
11/12/2022 9:45 pm
Chelsea Women will be looking to secure a ninth consecutive victory in the Women’s Super League when they play host to Reading Women at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.
On the other hand, the visitors are unbeaten in their last three matches across all competitions, and they have the chance to claim a third straight victory.
Despite Chelsea having played one game more than their title rivals, they maintained their three-point gap to Arsenal and Manchester United with an impressive 8-0 victory over Leicester City WFC last weekend.
Guro Reiten scored a goal and provided four assists in that game, and she was pivotal in Chelsea’s Champions League away encounter with Real Madrid during the week.
After Caroline put the Spanish club on the lead, Reiten earned her side a penalty when she was fouled by Ivana Andres, and although the Norwegian hit the post from the spot, the ball bounced off the woodwork and the head of the goalkeeper to ensure that the Blues salvaged a point.
While the Blues are top of their Champions League group and on the verge of progressing to the knockout stages, they will now turn their attention back to league matters.
Emma Hayes’ side will certainly feel confident with themselves after winning all six of their competitive home matches this season. scoring 21 goals and conceding on just two occasions.
Reading may be occupying 10th place ahead of kickoff, but they have enjoyed a positive run of results in recent weeks, beginning with a 3-3 draw with Liverpool, where Sanne Troelsgaard scored an 89th-minute equaliser.
They followed that result with a 3-0 victory over Southampton in the League Cup, before they faced Tottenham Hotspur in the WSL last weekend.
A first-half own goal from Amy Turner proved enough to help Reading claim a narrow 1-0 victory, which also represented just their second victory of the WSL campaign.
With bottom-placed Leicester City WFC still searching for their first point of the season, Reading are currently seven points clear of the one and only relegation spot.
Despite going unbeaten in three matches, the Royals have lost all four of their away league games this season, and they will be aware that they face a difficult test when they go up against the current English champions.
Chelsea Women vs. Reading Women Head to head
These two teams have previously met on 16 occasions across two competitions, where Chelsea have claimed 12 victories while Reading have won two, and they have drawn twice. Reading have scored 14 goals and conceded 46. In their last five meetings, Chelsea have won four while reading have won one.
05/01/2020Chelsea3Reading1Women's Super League
10/01/2021Reading0Chelsea5Women's Super League
09/05/2021Chelsea5Reading0Women's Super League
11/12/2021Reading1Chelsea0Women's Super League
03/04/2022Chelsea5Reading0Women's Super League
Chelsea Women Team News
Chelsea will be without the services of Pernille Harder, who is a long-term injury absentee after undergoing hamstring surgery, while Sam Kerr will lead the line for the hosts.
Hayes could rotate her side, which could result in starting spots for Fran Kirby, Niamh Charles, Johanna Rytting Kaneryd and Eve Persisset.
Chelsea Women's Last 5 Matches
06/11/2022Manchester United1Chelsea3Women's Super League
20/11/2022Chelsea3Tottenham Hotspur0Women's Super League
23/11/2022Chelsea2Real Madrid0Women's Champions League
03/12/2022Leicester City WFC0Chelsea8Women's Super League
08/12/2022Real Madrid1Chelsea1Women's Champions League
Reading Women Team News
Reading are unable to call upon Deanne Rose due to an injury issue, while Natasha Dowie is a doubt after missing the win over Tottenham.
Kelly Chambers could name an unchanged side following Reading’s second league win of the season, and Emma Harries could make her third consecutive start across all competitions since returning from the sidelines.
Reading Women's Last 5 Matches
06/11/2022Reading0Manchester City3Women's Super League
20/11/2022Aston Villa3Reading1Women's Super League
24/11/2022Reading3Liverpool3Women's Super League
27/11/2022Southampton0Reading3FA Women's League Cup
04/12/2022Reading1Tottenham Hotspur0Women's Super League
Chelsea Women vs. Reading Women: Odds and Predictions
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