Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: LCWFC vs Birmingham

Leicester City Women head into their penultimate Continental Cup group match against Birmingham City knowing that only a victory can keep their slim chances of progression alive. 

  • The Foxes picked up a penalty shoot-out bonus point against Bristol City in the opening game of the competition
  • Defeats against Manchester City and Aston Villa have followed for Jonathan Morgan’s side
  • Birmingham City are second in the Group One North table after two wins and a draw

Leicester City Women will get a break from league action tonight as Women’s Super League side Birmingham City visit Farley Way Stadium for the penultimate matchweek of the Continental Tyres League Cup. The Blues are currently on a three match winning streak and Manager Marc Skinner will be hoping to extend that run ahead of a crucial league match against Manchester City on Sunday.

Flying high in both the WSL and the Continental Cup group, Birmingham City could qualify for the next round of the competition with a victory tonight should other results go in their favour.

When, Where and Tickets 

Tickets for tonight’s match are available to buy on the gate at Farley Way Stadium, priced at £5 for Adults and £2.50 for Concessions, Under 16s and Students. There is also a family ticket available, priced at £13 for 2 Adults and 2 Under 16s.

Address:

Farley Way Stadium
Farley Way
Quorn
Leicestershire
LE12 8RB

Head-to-Head

Tonight’s match will be the first competitive meeting between these two sides. The two met in pre-season action this summer with Marc Skinner’s side running out comfortable winners.

Last time out

City

Jonathan Morgan and his backroom staff will be looking for a reaction from the Foxes after Sunday’s 4-0 defeat at home against Charlton Athletic. The Foxes will be looking to put in a positive performance this evening to take forward into their league match against London Bees on Sunday.

Birmingham City

Marc Skinner’s side will be looking to continue their recent positive form, the Blues picked up a 2-1 win over Yeovil Town Ladies which was relatively comfortable until Yeovil scored inside stoppage time at the end of the game.

Stats

  • Leicester City will be looking to pick up their first outright victory in the Continental Cup, their two points so far come from a penalty shoot-out victory over Bristol City on the opening day.
  • Birmingham City are technically still unbeaten in the competition, defeat against Manchester City on the opening day was on penalties following an energetic 0-0 draw.
  • Despite these two sides meeting for the first time, there is plenty of familiar faces between the two sides; Freda Ayisi and Maddy Cusack have both played for Birmingham City whilst Rachel Williams, currently in the Birmingham City squad, started her football career with Leicester City. Other players to have played for both sides include current Liverpool Striker Kirsty Linnett.
  • Former Leicester City Women Manager Stuart Wilson also managed the Blues between 2008 and 2010.