Aston Villa vs Man City


Manchester City are back in action against Aston Villa in the FA Cup, as they look to move a step further than last year when they finished second.

Gareth Taylor’s side entered the match as heavy favourites, having last lost in September. They have won 18 of their last 21 matches in all competitions.

It will not be an easy task for Villa though, as Carla Ward’s side have only lost once since the turn of the year.

when does it start? Sunday 19 March, 18:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Piscot Stadium
TV channel/live broadcast? Footballer (UK and international)
to rule? Rebecca Welch

Villa named only 16 players in his squad for Sunday’s win over West Ham and Ruisha Littlejohn suffered a knee injury in that game and is set to serve a spell on the sidelines.

Remy Allen, Simon Magill, Tash Harding and Chantelle Boy-Hlorqué are all absent for extended periods.

Taylor revealed in his pre-match press conference that Hayley Raso and Alana Kennedy could return on Sunday, while England’s Esme Morgan will be part of the tour squad.

It’s hard to predict anything other than a Manchester city Wins. The team has a deep squad, competing on all fronts, and as last year’s finalists, they have experience in the latter stages of the competition.

Aston Villa He must hope that the home crowd pushes them to a result and that City, who are also in contention for the WSL title, have a day off because, at their best, they can hurt the Man City side.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Manchester City


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