It’s a difficult time in Women’s Super League and with less than two weeks to go before the start of the season, the results of the four teams at the top of the table should be considered with the title and Champions League Qualified places are still on the line.
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Arsenal and Chelsea they still have three matches to play, so everyone has a game in hand for both Manchester United and Manchester City, but United are one point ahead of defending champions Chelsea. Arsenal and City are five points behind Chelsea, with goal difference separating the two sides as they battle for third and last place in Europe.
Starting with leaders United, here’s what to look out for in the top four – and predictions for how each will finish.
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In just their fourth season in the top flight, United have already collected 47 points from 2020-2021 and are at the top of the table with 50 points with two games remaining. greater goal difference (+42) than City in fourth (+25).
The Red Devils will not be given an easy promotion in their last two games of the season, however, and after the Manchester derby they will have to go to meet the players. Liverpool a team that has already beaten Chelsea and City at Prenton Park.
Despite having a six-point lead over their city rivals, United have never beaten City in the league, but have managed to excel in their short stay. Coming into this from behind FA Cup final defeat by ChelseaThe Red Devils will be more motivated to get more points but it is a game that can produce a draw.
After City, United have to face Liverpool on the final day of the season and, depending on how the last game goes, they could be in contention for the title. The Reds, despite standing in the table (seventh), will prove to be the opposition on their day and if United don’t sing, they could easily lose on the final day. However, I see this team finishing strong and taking all three points on Merseyside.
The end is predicted: Second place
The reigning champions have struggled for their best football this season but have kept themselves in contention with their will and confidence, as they showed at Wembley at the weekend. when they took their third FA Cup in a row.
Still working on their back game, Chelsea should meet West Ham United before taking over Arsenal and finishing the season at a relegated club Reading. Just one point behind United with 49, Chelsea have been chasing them and eating away at their goal difference – bringing +42 to the final. last week they won 6-0 it’s over Leicester City.
West Ham are in danger this season; they haven’t won a game in the WSL since December. Even against a tired Chelsea side, the Hammers will have to struggle on Wednesday just as they did last time they met when the Blues lost 7-0 in the League Cup.
After West Ham, Chelsea will face arch-rivals Arsenal, who are struggling with something from this season. With the midweek fixtures just around the corner, both teams are expected to face heavy legs and players struggling in different groups to be fit and ready.
But Chelsea, with the depth of their squad and more players coming back from injury – – unlike Arsenal who seem to be struggling at the moment – will fancy their chances against their London rivals. However, to spice up this past week, I am predicting a second matchup between the two this season.
Finally, Chelsea travel to the Select Car Leasing Stadium to take on beaten Reading – the Royals could be guaranteed relegation next Saturday. Chelsea could have secured another title by May 27, but they are likely to go into the game needing all three points, which should be a formality.
The end is predicted: Winners
After a fast start to the season, injuries have plagued Arsenal’s campaign. Although they are still mathematically tied for the title on 44 points, they would need an incredible result to finish at the top of the pile.
It’s a mid-week trip to Everton First, the Gunners return to London to face Chelsea before finishing the season at home Aston Villa, the WSL “best” currently in fifth place with 33 points. While the Toffees have shown moments of brilliance this season, they have struggled with consistency and their last outing – a 7-0 drubbing at Chelsea – highlights some of the challenges facing manager Brian Sorensen.
While nobody expected Everton to bounce back from seven goals down, Arsenal will have to prove themselves to their hosts on Wednesday and should return to the capital with all three points. As their opposition at the weekend, Arsenal will have an extra midweek game in their legs, although unlike Chelsea, the Gunners rested at the weekend. But, to turn the tables, Arsenal will have a trip to Merseyside and get back on their feet when they arrive at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.
Two teams that are probably a little tired of seeing each other at this point, I can see this one ending in a draw to set up the final day of play. Finally, Arsenal face Aston Villa which will not be easy, even with European qualification on the line. A stubborn team who have been improving this season, Villa will concede a late header to Arsenal but the Gunners can lean on a strong home record and can extend their credit to take all three points.
A predictable ending: Third place
A mixed bag this season, City have shown moments of brilliance but have often failed to capitalize on their strengths in games and left the door wide open, leaving them at the business end outside the Champions League by a fraction. difference in goals.
With 44 points City is level with Arsenal, but is fourth in the table due to having a goal difference (+25) to the Gunners (+34) 44 points. City are expected to produce two strong performances in their final two games of the season, but it may not go as smoothly if things go wrong in their game against Manchester United this weekend. Having already played top matches against their neighbours, City have the advantage in this game of almost a free kick. Many have already tipped them to finish in the top three, putting a lot of pressure on their opposition.
This may be the key to City digging into their better football and entering their strongest league record against United, but the draw looks to be the result. Finally, City will host Everton, who have had a very busy month and will be coming into the game a little tired and focused on the end of the season rather than a blaze of glory. and a little left to play.
On the other hand, for this difficult season that the Citizens have had, they want to finish strong and must collect three points in the last outing of the campaign.
The end is predicted: Fourth place
Predicted finish, points and goal difference
1. Chelsea, 56 points, +48
2. Manchester United, 54 points, +43
3. Arsenal, 51 points, +39
4. Manchester City, 48 points, +28