Manchester United claimed a 4-0 win at Tottenham in midweek and should be confident of another three points in the Women’s Super League on Sunday against poor travellers Liverpool.
Manchester United to win to nil – 6/4
Manchester United Women pulled off a 3-1 win over Leicester in the League Cup on Thursday, but they had kept clean sheets in their previous three matches and should be able to do so again when they face Liverpool on Sunday.
Marc Skinner’s side beat the Reds 1-0 with a Nikita Parris goal in the League Cup recently and their opponents may not have enough to trouble England goalkeeper and BBC Sports Personality of the Year favourite Mary Earps.
Liverpool lost 6-0 at the Leigh Sports Village last season and despite the fact United lost their last home game 3-1 to rivals City at Old Trafford, their home form has been strong.
Arsenal needed an injury-time goal to grab a point there in October, while United thumped Everton 7-0 in the League Cup and beat West Ham 5-0 in the Women’s Super League in the space of a week last month.
Liverpool gained a 1-0 win at the Emirates on the opening day and then beat Aston Villa, who had finished the previous season strongly, but things then got tougher and last month’s 5-1 defeat at Chelsea showed how far they still have to go.
That win at Arsenal is the only away success they have tasted since they were promoted back to the top flight in 2022 and while they have scored in each of their four matches on the road this term, this visit could prove a fruitless one.
Ella Toone to score at any time – 13/8
United have been dealing with a few injury problems but Ella Toone has been central to Skinner’s team and she looks set to play a pivotal role again on Sunday.
The midfielder was on target in the 4-0 win over Tottenham at Brisbane Road last week and while that was only her second goal of the season, she could have her eye in.
Toone was also on target for the Lionesses with the winner when they came from two-goals down to claim a Nations League win over the Netherlands at Wembley and is not afraid to try her luck.
She has failed to have a shot on target in just two of her nine WSL appearances this season, and one of those was when she featured for only 35 minutes as a substitute against Leicester.
Toone had four efforts on goal in both recent wins against Bristol City and West Ham, so there looks a decent chance she will be able to add to her tally this weekend.
Emma Watson, Gabby George, Jessica Simpson and Aoife Mannion are all long-term absentees for United, who are also set to be without Evie Rabjohn, Irene Guerrero and Hinata Miyazaka.
Miri Taylor should return for the Reds after being suspended for the midweek League Cup win over Everton, but Jasmine Matthews and Mia Enderby are doubtful. Natasha Flint faces a late test on an ankle injury which prevented her from playing in the last two matches.
United have lost just one of their last 16 games in the Women’s Super League.
Liverpool have won just one of their last 15 away league matches.
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