A General view of the stadium ahead of the match Tottenham Hotspur Women v West Ham United Women, WSL football match, The Hive Stadium, London, UK - 06 Sep 2020 Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

PREVIEW: Tottenham Hotspur v Bristol City

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s bottom club Bristol City will be looking to leap out of the relegation zone with victory over Tottenham Hotspur at The Hive on Wednesday evening.

The Robins are in good form after collecting four points from their last two league matches, however, Spurs will be aiming for three points themselves as they look to close the gap on the top six and bounce back from two straight defeats.

Wednesday evening’s meeting at The Hive will be the two clubs’ first in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, with Spurs unbeaten in their two previous encounters with Bristol City after recording one win and a draw.

With Bristol City forward Ebony Salmon having scored five goals in 13 league matches, The Robins stand-in boss Matt Beard will be hopeful that the forward’s threat in front of goal can propel his team to victory. The player will be hoping to change Bristol City’s dire record of playing on Wednesdays – they’ve lost eight out of nine Wednesday fixtures without scoring a goal.

It has been a difficult season for Bristol City with the club having registered just one win in 13 league games, conceding 50 goals in the process, but the recent signs of improvement are positive with The Robins now unbeaten in three matches in all competitions under Beard.

Spurs will be quietly confident that they can capitalise on Bristol City’s poor defensive record; since the club earned promotion to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in 2017, they have conceded 100 goals away from home, 41 more than any other side.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Bristol City is scheduled to kick-off at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening and will be available for fans to stream live on the FA Player.

Article author: Dom Pendleton 

 

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