Leicester City Women Football Club

Preview: Aston Villa vs LCWFC

Leicester City Women head to Birmingham on Sunday to take on Aston Villa Ladies in a showpiece occasion at Villa Park.

  • The match is the third meeting between the two sides this season, with Villa winning in the Continental Cup in September
  • Rosie Axten scored from the spot in October as the Foxes had to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw
  • Aston Villa Ladies last played at Villa Park in 2016, beating Watford 4-0

Leicester City Women will look to make it three wins in a row on Sunday as they travel to Aston Villa Ladies for their first away match of the year.

Jonathan Morgan’s side have started the year strongly, with back-to-back wins over Lewes FC and Millwall Lionesses, scoring seven goals in the process.

Aston Villa Ladies currently sit eighth in the Championship table, six points behind the Foxes, who are leading the pack looking to close the gap on the top four.

Kerri Welsh netted the only goal between the two sides in September, when Aston Villa picked up their first win of the season in the Continental Cup. In October’s league meeting, Rosie Axten’s penalty followed Jodie Hutton’s opener for Villa and saw both sides settle for a point.

Sunday’s match at Villa Park is set to be a fantastic occasion for all fans with a Fun Zone open from 11am near to the North Stand before the 1pm kick off gets underway.

When, Where and Tickets 

Tickets for today’s game will be available to purchase at the ground, from the Trinity Road Ticket Office, priced at £5 Adults and £2 for Concessions (U18s and Over 65s).

Address:

Villa Park
Trinity Road
Birmingham
B6 6HE

Head-to-Head

This will be the 11th meeting between the two sides, Aston Villa lead the way with 5 wins, whilst Leicester have just two. October’s 1-1 draw was the third between the two sides. Rosie Axten’s penalty in October was the first goal the Foxes have scored past the Villa in three matches.

Last time out

City

Jonathan Morgan’s side picked up a second successive win of 2019 last time out, as they beat Millwall Lionesses 3-2. The match looked to be over shortly after half time when Ella Franklin-Fraiture put the Foxes 3-1 up, but a late penalty ensured a nervy finish to seal the three points.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa Ladies earned a creditable 2-2 draw with Durham last time out, Villa had come from behind to lead at half time before a goal from Becky Salicki 15 minutes from time secured a share of the spoils for Durham. Villa will have felt unlucky not to have won the game, after some good chances in the final few minutes.

Stats

  • Leicester City Women will be looking to pick up three consecutive wins for the first time at this level.
  • Aston Villa Ladies will be looking to extend their own unbeaten record to four league matches.
  • Melissa Johnson has netted the opening goal in each of their last three Championship matches.