Former Arsenal defender Dominique Bloodworth and Chelsea goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl could move to within a win of becoming FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga champions should current club VfL Wolfsburg secure victory at SGS Essen this afternoon.
The She-Wolves currently lead second-placed club Bayern Munich by eight points and they could even secure the title by tomorrow evening should their title rivals slip up, although this seems highly unlikely.
VfL Wolfsburg travel to SGS Essen on the back of recording 17 victories and one draw from their 18 FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga fixtures so far this season. Stephan Lerch’s side have recorded back-to-back victories in the league since the competition resumed last month, scoring nine goals.
Former Arsenal defender Bloodworth has featured in both of VfL Wolfsburg’s FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga matches since the restart as well as in the club’s DFB Pokal Women tie against Arminia Bielefeld. Former Chelsea goalkeeper Lindahl had been an ever-present for the She-Wolves before the FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga was suspended but German keeper Friederike Abt has since been preferred.
Both players won the Barclays FA Women’s Super League during their time playing in England but neither have ever lifted a German title. Bloodworth was a champion with Arsenal last season while Swedish keeper Lindahl won the title with Chelsea on two occasions.
VfL Wolfsburg’s latest opponents SGS Essen currently occupy fifth position in the table but lost 1-0 at 1. FC Koln last time out. Victory will see Lerch’s side move to within a win of the title, although they would be crowned champions this weekend if Bayern Munich are stunned by bottom club FF USV Jena, a side who have not won a game all season.
The FLYERALARM Frauen-Bundesliga fixture between SGS Essen and VfL Wolfsburg kicks-off at midday (BST) and will be screened live on BBC Alba.