It is the table-toppers in opposition to the league’s basement aspect within the WSL on Sunday night as Studying 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 in opposition to them on each events – whereas Arsenal have run out snug 4-0 winners in every of their first two WSL matches.
Can Studying get off the mark or will Arsenal make it three wins from three?
When is kick off? Sunday 16 October, 18:45 (BST)
The place is the match being performed? Madejski Stadium
TV channel/dwell stream? Sky Sports activities Soccer (UK), FA Participant (Worldwide)
What time does protection begin? 18:30 (BST)
Referee? Louise Saunders
Ahead Deanne Rose stays a long-term absentee for Studying, 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 through the October worldwide break.
Studying (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.
Studying have been laborious accomplished by of their opening two WSL matches, seeing a harsh penalty awarded in opposition to them throughout their opening day defeat to Manchester United, and a objective incorrectly chalked off for offside in opposition to Brighton.
Accidents had a considerable influence on Arsenal’s 2021/22 WSL title cost final January, and the Gunners shall be hoping accidents to Rafaelle and Leah Williamson would not have the identical impact.
Even so, Arsenal nonetheless ought to have sufficient about them to come back out on prime on Sunday.