Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: LCWFC vs Aston Villa

Leicester will welcome Aston Villa to Farley Way Stadium tomorrow in the FA Women’s Championship, looking to register their third consecutive league win.

  • Leicester recorded back-to-back victories for the first time this season with a 2-1 victory over Millwall Lionesses last Sunday
  • Aston Villa picked up their first point of the season last weekend with a 0-0 draw at home to mid-table Durham
  • The sides met at Farley Way Stadium in the Continental Cup midway through September, with Leicester succumbing to a 1-0 defeat

The foxes have begun to make some good headway this season, climbing up to third in the table with their victory over Millwall Lionesses. They face an Aston Villa side struggling for form and struggling for points, having picked up just one point so far this season. They have conceded 18 goals this season, returning with just one goal scored.

Leicester on the other hand have scored the joint second most goals in the league this season, level with Lewes and behind only Manchester United. However, a leaky defence at the start of the season means that the Foxes have conceded the fourth most goals this season, only better than Lewes, London Bees, and Aston Villa.

The Foxes will be looking to keep their first home clean sheet of the season, having only kept the opposition out once this season in a 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace.

When, Where and Tickets

Leicester will host Aston Villa at Farley Way Stadium. The FA Women’s Championship fixture will kick off at the regular time of 2pm on Sunday 21 October. Tickets are available online until 10pm this evening, lcwfc.com/shop or you can pay on the gate tomorrow, priced at £5 Adults and £2.50 Concessions.

Address

Farley Way Stadium
Farley Way
Quorn
Leicestershire
LE12 8RB

Team News

City

The Foxes will be hoping to be able to continue with a relatively unchanged squad for tomorrow’s match as Jonathan Morgan’s side look to build consistency in the side. Hayley James, Taome Oliver and Ella Franklin-Fraiture remain the long term absentees whilst both Sarah Jackson and Holly Morgan will be hoping to have shaken off knocks picked up over the past two weeks and remain in the squad.

Aston Villa

Having picked up their first point of the season last weekend, Gemma Davies will be hoping to name an unchanged side against the Foxes tomorrow with Kerri Welsh and Nadine Hanssen the two goal-scorers amongst the Villa ranks.

Head-to-Head

September’s match between the two sides was the ninth meeting. Aston Villa lead with 5 wins against Leicester’s 2. The Foxes enjoyed some big wins over the West Midlands side in the early meetings but have now failed to score in three out of the last four meetings.

Last Time Out

City

The Foxes picked up back-to-back wins last Sunday with their 2-1 victory over Millwall Lionesses. Two goals from Rosie Axten on her 100th appearance for the Club were enough to seal the victory having fallen behind in the first half. Jonathan Morgan’s side will be looking to make it three wins in a row tomorrow with a win as they look to close the gap on the top two sides.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa drew their last game 0-0 against Durham, picking up their first point of the season with the stalemate. Both sides felt they created enough chances to win the game and although the woodwork was tested neither side could find the final touch to net the winner. Gemma Davies’ side will be hoping to use that game as a turning point for their season.

Stats

  • Aston Villa Ladies are looking for their first league win of the season having picked up just one point from their opening four matches in the Championship
  • The Foxes last won three consecutive league matches in October 2017, beating Wolves, AFC Fylde and West Brom and scoring 15 goals in the process.
  • Leicester have only failed to score in two out of their previous 30 league matches