19 February 2020

Women's Super League preview: Manchester City host Chelsea and Bristol City travel to Birmingham in pivotal weekend of football

With the Women's Super League title still in the balance, this weekend promises to be decisive in determining where the trophy ends up come May.

Manchester City currently sit top of the table, one point above Chelsea having played a game more.

And the two will collide on Sunday at the Academy Stadium in what promises to be a huge occasion in front of an expecting Man City crowd.

Emma Hayes' side will travel to their title rivals hoping to maintain their unbeaten record in the league so far this season.

Meanwhile, Alan Mahon's table toppers have not lost since their defeat to Chelsea more than two months ago, so both are heading into the seismic clash in excellent form.

At the other end of the table, it is also a crucial weekend in the battle to avoid relegation as Bristol City make the journey to the Midlands to take on Birmingham.

The pair have struggled to pick up points since the turn of the year, with both teams losing their last three WSL games.

Tanya Oxtoby's Bristol occupy the unwanted relegation spot heading into the game on Sunday, but being just one point behind the Blues, that could all have changed come Monday morning.

The last of the big games comes at the Rush Green Stadium where West Ham host relegation-threatened Liverpool, who will be hoping to capitalise on their two rivals for the drop taking points off one another.

Vicky Jepson's Reds are above Bristol City on goal difference, but could open up a potentially pivotal gap with a win in Romford.

Elsewhere, in a pair of mid-table battles, Tottenham travel to the south coast to take on Brighton, while Everton and Manchester United face off at Walton Hall Park.

A full round-up of all the weekend's results will be brought to you here on NewsChain as soon as the final match has concluded.

Sunday's Women's Super League fixtures:

Everton vs Manchester United

Birmingham City vs Bristol City

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City vs Chelsea

West Ham United vs Liverpool

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