Manchester United celebrate their opening goal during the FA Womens Super League game between Manchester United and Reading at Leigh Sports Village in Manchester, England - Image by Paul Roots/Sports Press Photo

Manchester United v Birmingham City – Stat Attack

Manchester United are aiming to make it four wins out of four on Saturday when they face an improving Birmingham City side at the Leigh Sports Village.

The Red Devils seem to be in top gear at the minute but Birmingham City could be tougher opponents than they were prior to Darren Carter being installed as their interim head coach.

Ahead of the match, FAWSL Full-Time have been looking at the statistics surrounding the fixture provided by Opta. Here are four facts which relate to the Barclays FA Women’s Super League meeting between Manchester United and Birmingham City.

Birmingham City are yet to pick up a result against Manchester United

Manchester United have won all three of their previous Barclays FA Women’s Super League clashes with Birmingham City by an aggregate score of 9-2. Birmingham City were also defeated by The Red Devils in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup group stage in 2019.

Two teams looking to build runs

Manchester United are looking to win their third straight Barclays FA Women’s Super League match, something they have yet to manage this season. Meanwhile, Birmingham City are looking to win consecutive Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches for the first time since October 2020.

Manchester United aiming for another milestone under Skinner

After winning their last home game 5-0 against Aston Villa, Manchester United could win consecutive home matches for the first time under Marc Skinner in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. The Red Devils scored as many goals in their win against Aston Villa as they had scored in their previous four home league matches under Skinner.

A game of many goal threats

No less than 11 different players have scored Manchester United’s 19 goals in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League so far this season. Birmingham City’s six goals have been shared across five different players. Predicting which players will be on the scoresheet this weekend is anyone’s guess.

The Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture between Manchester United and Birmingham City kicks-off at midday on Saturday. Tickets remain available and can be purchased by clicking here.

 

Statistics: Opta

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