It’s Gameweek 8 in the FA Women’s Championship. London City Lionesses are the visitors to Eppleton today as Sunderland return home following a fantastic week in the League and Conti Cup. What will our panel make of this 3rd vs 5th fixture...
Katie Hume predicts... another (not unexpected) goal for Grace!
London City Lionesses have had a good start to the season with results not always fairly reflecting their results. I’m expecting a difficult game as they dominated the Durham game, although with a big win for us in the cup I’m also expecting a good result from the lasses. It will be a difficult game in midfield so I'm expecting a 1-1 draw, and our goal-scoring machine Grace McCatty will get the goal.
MD-1 ✊— Sunderland AFC Ladies (@SAFCLadies) November 6, 2021
Be there at Eppleton...
Charlotte Patterson predicts... a narrow home win!
Sunderland are in some great form at the minute and are starting to show some great consistency in getting forward and creating opportunities. Grace McNatty has two goals in two games and looks to be a threat given her attempts on goal. Whereas Charlotte Potts has also been a key figure for the side. However, LCL won’t be pushovers.
The team currently sit third in the league and have won games against potential promotion rivals. 27 year old forward and Republic of Ireland international, Rianna Jarrett has looked dangerous so far this season, with three goals to her name.
It’ll be an evenly fought match with both sides challenging to take the lead. But I feel given Sunderland‘s recent form and successes they will narrowly edge this and get the win at home.
Ant Waterson predicts...
Sunderland are on a roll at the moment. Two wins in two in all competitions. I think Mel will revert to type with the majority of the players who started the Charlton game coming back in. The only worry would be if Faye Mullen, who came off on Sunday, is missing. Megan Beer always puts a shift in so she will slot straight in.
London will come in their brilliant kits and they are doing well in the league.
I fancy a close game as usual and us just nicking it 2-1 with Scarr and Potts scoring. Ha’way the Lasses!
Graeme Field predicts...
I’m really looking forward to getting along to Eppleton to watch this one. The whole squad have stepped up and proved themselves good enough to play at this level and I don’t know a single fan who isn’t absolutely delighted with how well the campaign is going.
The match is likely to be extremely tight, as most games are in the Championship. The back four and keeper are looking so solid, but immense credit must also go to the whole side who demonstrate incredible discipline to stick to the game plan each week.
Mel and Steph are likely to go back to the team which started their last league game. They also know that they have players waiting in the wings who have minutes under their belt and are ready to step in if needed.
I think Emily Scarr will lead the line and I fancy her to get on the scoresheet too. The lasses have had a lot of travelling and work during this past week so I’m sure they’ll be glad of a home game. I’m sure we’ll all get behind them and give them that little bit extra which they might need. I’m going for a 1-1 draw.