Two teams who lost their opening matches by a single goal meet at the Hive but do our Tottenham Women vs Liverpool Women predictions bring good news for the home side?
Over 24,000 saw Spurs lose their London derby with Chelsea but today’s home side didn’t shrink from battling their more experienced opponents.
Liverpool felt hard done by after Fara Williams howitzer left Prenton Park stunned. An away day victory will go some way to relieving those opening day blues.
Tottenham finished runners-up in the FA Women’s Championship last season and stage their first-ever home game in the FA Women’s Super League.
Will the Reds be the ultimate party poopers or can Spurs spark life into their season?
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Tottenham Women vs Liverpool Women Predictions
Last weekend was a baptism of fire for Tottenham and they almost survived. Given Bethany England scored after just four minutes, to lose by a single goal offers some cause for optimism for the remainder of the season.
The Tottenham coach Juan Amoros was relatively pleased with the performance at Stamford Bridge. “For us, that is now a benchmark and we’ll be expecting that standard in every game. We showed that we can compete and now it’s about going into Sunday’s game to win.”
Gemma Davison proved to Spurs creative sprite but rued Rianna Dean’s absence. The striker was one of a dozen players retained from their promotion-winning squad. They were joined by a cluster of players with FA WSL experience as the Lilywhites aim to finish in a safe mid-table position.
Or better than the eighth place Liverpool claimed last season. The Reds away form was awful last season (D1, L6), claiming wins at Brighton, West Ham and Yeovil. This is a fixture where their troubles on the road could be multiplied.
Despite those issues, the summer was quiet on Merseyside. Only three arrivals – Becky Jane, Jade Bailey and Melissa Lawley – but all aimed at providing a solid base for a team which conceded 38 goals last season.
Up front, the pressure is on after the Reds fired blanks in eight of their 20 games, one of the poorest records in the top-flight of the women’s game.
Tottenham also lack potency up front and newly-signed striker Kit Graham was honest about her tough debut at Stamford Bridge. “The defenders we played against on Sunday are some of the best in Europe…I know the team and myself can compete at this level.”
The former Charlton Athletic striker is desperate to break her goalscoring duck in the WSL. Sunday, with all the history, is the ideal time to do so.
However, it seems unlikely; the visitors have the experience their hosts lack and without Rianna Dean for the home side, our Tottenham Women vs Liverpool Women predictions point to this being a crucial difference. It’s going to be a long season at the Hive.
Tottenham Women vs Liverpool Women Head to Head
This is the first time the two clubs have met in a competitive match.
Tottenham Women Team News
Rianna Dean’s fitness is the key to Tottenham claiming their first three points in the WSL. If the striker makes it, the Liverpool defence could be in for a tough afternoon.
Liverpool Women Team News
Like Tottenham, the disappointing opening weekend yielded some positives. Mostly, it was coming through unscathed in terms of injuries.
Melissa Lawley and Rinsola Babajide are likely to retain their places in a very similar XI to which was unfortunate to lose against Reading.
Tottenham Women vs Liverpool Women Betting Tips
In our sports betting markets, the value would be in a low-scoring affair.
Both teams were sunk by narrow margins and fantastic goals last weekend, with both coaches pleased with their overall defensive performances.
However, they must improve the attacking aspects of their respective games if they are to avoid a gruelling season.
It’s feast or famine with Liverpool; six of last season’s away games saw over 2.5 goals.
Tottenham finished last season with one win in four (D1, L2); can they break their run of poor form which Chelsea extended last weekend?