It’s the table-toppers towards the league’s basement aspect within the WSL on Sunday night as Reading host Arsenal on the Madejski Stadium.
The Royals have misplaced their opening two fixtures of the brand new season – however have seen key refereeing choices go towards them on each events – whereas Arsenal have run out snug 4-0 winners in every of their first two WSL matches.
Can Reading get off the mark or will Arsenal make it three wins from three?
When is kick off? Sunday 16 October, 18:45 (BST)
Where is the match being performed? Madejski Stadium
TV channel/stay stream? Sky Sports Football (UK), FA Player (International)
What time does protection begin? 18:30 (BST)
Referee? Louise Saunders
Forward Deanne Rose stays a long-term absentee for Reading, having ruptured her Achilles on the opening day of the season.
Arsenal are set to be in need of defensive choices for Sunday’s fixture. The Gunners are with out Rafaelle Souza, who’s at present sidelined for a number of weeks after fracturing her metatarsus, and fellow centre again Leah Williamson, who’s out for the same timeframe after sustaining a foot damage whereas coaching with England in the course of the October worldwide break.
Reading (3-4-3): Moloney; Cooper, Evans, Mukundi; Bryson, Primmer, Rowe, Woodham; Eikeland, Dowie, Wade.
Arsenal (4-3-3): Zinsberger; Wienroither, Beattie, Wubben-Moy, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Mead, Blackstenius, Foord.
Reading have been onerous accomplished by of their opening two WSL matches, seeing a harsh penalty awarded towards them throughout their opening day defeat to Manchester United, and a objective incorrectly chalked off for offside towards Brighton.
Injuries had a considerable impression on Arsenal’s 2021/22 WSL title cost final January, and the Gunners shall be hoping accidents to Rafaelle and Leah Williamson should not have the identical impact.
Even so, Arsenal nonetheless ought to have sufficient about them to come back out on high on Sunday.