Zurich Women vs Arsenal Women Match Analysis & Prediction
21/12/2022 8:45 pm
Arsenal Women will be looking to secure top spot of their Women’s Champions League group when they travel to Switzerland to take on Zurich Women at the Wefox Arena on Wednesday.
While the Gunners have already secured their place in the quarter-finals, Zurich have been eliminated after losing all five of their group matches.
In their five group matches, Zurich have conceded 17 goals and only found the net on one occasion, and their largest defeat of their Champions League campaign took place against Juventus last week.
Cristiana Girelli picked up four goals on her way to guiding Juventus to a 5-0 victory that leaves the Swiss side bottom of the group without a point to their name.
Zurich will now face Arsenal in their final European game of the season, and despite having lost their last three Champions League matches by a margin of three goals or more, they may be able to take some inspiration from their performance at the Emirates Stadium.
Although they lost 3-1, Seraina Piubel managed to score Zurich’s only goal of the group stage during the away encounter with the Gunners, and they will at the very least be looking to find the net for a second time on Wednesday.
Arsenal sealed their spot in the Champions League knockout rounds last week, even though they were beaten 1-0 by defending champions Lyon at the Emirates Stadium.
Frida Maanum’s own goal condemned Arsenal to a narrow defeat in a game that was overshadowed by Vivianne Miedema being stretchered off, and it has since been confirmed that the Netherlands international has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
The Gunners are currently level on points with Lyon, but they sit in firs place due to their head-to-head record, and they are also two points clear of third-placed Juventus.
After winning six of their seven competitive away matches this season, Jonas Eidevall’s side will be confident that they can claim a victory that would seal first place, while a draw would be enough if Lyon drop points against Juventus in their final group match.
Zurich Women vs. Arsenal Women Head to head
These two teams have previously met on just two occasions in the Women’s Champions League, where Arsenal have won both matches, scoring 10 goals and conceding three in the process.
09/10/2008Arsenal7Zurich2Women's Champions League
27/10/2022Arsenal3Zurich1Women's Champions League
21/12/2022ZurichN/AArsenalN/AWomen's Champions League
Zurich Women Team News
After being sent off against Juventus, Irina Pando is suspended for Zurich’s final group match, and she is expected to be replaced in the lineup by Naomi Megroz.
Marie Hobinger returned to the matchday squad last week following a spell on the sidelines, and after being an unused substitute, she will hope to feature here.
Zurich Women's Last 5 Matches
24/11/2022Zurich0Olympique Lyonnais3Women's Champions League
26/11/2022Yverdon0Zurich3Nationalliga A Women
03/12/2022Rapperswil Jona0Zurich2Nationalliga A Women
07/12/2022Olympique Lyonnais4Zurich0Women's Champions League
15/12/2022Juventus5Zurich0Women's Champions League
Arsenal Women Team News
Like Miedema, Beth Mead is also a long-term absentee due to an ACL injury, although Lina Hurtig and Kim Little have recently returned from their respective spells on the sidelines.
Little was an unused substitute last week, while Hurtig came off the bench late on, and they will hope to get some minutes against Zurich.
Arsenal Women's Last 5 Matches
24/11/2022Juventus1Arsenal1Women's Champions League
03/12/2022Arsenal1Everton0Women's Super League
07/12/2022Arsenal1Juventus0Women's Champions League
11/12/2022Aston Villa1Arsenal4Women's Super League
15/12/2022Arsenal0Olympique Lyonnais1Women's Champions League
Zurich Women vs. Arsenal Women: Odds and Predictions
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