Spurs welcome Arsenal to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday as part Women's Football Weekend.
A win for the hosts would put them level on points with their north London rivals, who go into the game just a point off top spot.
Tottenham have quickly made themselves at home in the WSL, having only won promotion to the top flight this season. Impressive wins over West Ham and Bristol City demonstrated that Spurs have greater ambitions than to just avoid relegation this season. Although they will be underdogs going into Sunday's fixture, Tottenham will ensure the Gunners do not have it all their own way.
Defending WSL champions Arsenal are not going to give up their league title easily. They bounced back from a disappointing defeat at Chelsea by recording a vital 1-0 win over Manchester City in their most recent WSL outing.
Joe Montemurro's side have been successfully balancing their league title ambitions with their Champions League dreams, dismantling teams in Europe in midweek, before maintaining their strong domestic form at the weekends. With the array of world class stars in their team, you would back them to keep it up.
A compelling match up is in store as the reining WSL champions take on this season's surprise package.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Sunday 17 November|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||15:00 (GMT)|
|Where Is It Played?||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream||BT Sport 1|
Tottenham are without former Arsenal winger Gemma Davison, who is a long-term absentee after sustaining an ankle ligament injury in October. Davison spent six years playing for the red side of north London during a real purple patch in the club's history. With Spurs only scoring five goals in their five league games this season, her creativity will be a huge miss.
Rebecca Spencer will lineup in goal for Spurs, having spent 10 years with Arsenal, the side she joined aged 10.
Arsenal are at full strength going into Sunday's fixture, although they did have 18 players away on international duty last week. Leah Williamson and Beth Mead both played 180 minutes for England, as did Danielle van de Donk and Vivianne Miedema for the Netherlands.
|Tottenham||Spencer; Percival, Silbey, Godfrey, Worm; Peplow, Green, Furness, Graham; Dean, Quinn|
|Arsenal||Zinsberger; Evans, Williamson, Beattie, McCabe; Nobbs, Walti, Little, van de Donk; Mead, Miedema|
Head to Head Record
While Arsenal have been at the forefront of the women's game for over two decades, Tottenham have only worked their way to the top in recent seasons. This means that Sunday's match is the first ever top flight north London derby.
The two sides have met once before, two and a half years ago in the FA Cup, where Arsenal recorded an emphatic 10-0 win over a then part time Spurs outfit.
Both teams go into Sunday's derby off the back of a strong run of results.
Spurs have won three of their last four in the league, and haven't lost in all competitions since they slipped to a 3-0 defeat against Manchester United in October.
Kit Graham scored two sensational goals in the space of two minutes in their last WSL match to help secure a 2-1 win over Bristol City.
Meanwhile the Gunners have lost just once in the league all season. Their win against Manchester City in their last WSL outing could prove to be pivotal in the title race.
Vivianne Miedema and Dannielle van de Donk have been in irresistible form up top this season, with five goals and three assists between them in the league.
However, Arsenal surprisingly failed to beat Brighton in their last fixture before the international break, during 0-0 in the Continental Cup group fixture.
Here's how they have both faired in their last five outings:
|Crystal Palace 0-3 Tottenham (3/11)||Brighton 0-0 Arsenal (3/11)|
|Bristol City 1-2 Tottenham (27/10)||Arsenal 8-0 Slavia Praha (31/10)|
|West Ham 2-2 Tottenham (20/10)||Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City (27/10)|
|Tottenham 0-3 Manchester United (13/10)||Arsenal 4-0 Charlton (20/10)|
|West Ham 0-2 Tottenham (29/9)||Slavia Praha 2-5 Arsenal (16/10)|
Tottenham have come on leaps and bounds in recent years, and have surprised many by how quickly they have adapted to life in the WSL. Having already played at Stamford Bridge and the London Stadium this season, there is no chance of the occasion overawing them.
However, Arsenal are league champions for a reason, and should have too much quality for Spurs on Sunday. Their forward line is frightening. Even if one of them is having an off day, there are still four or five world class players in the Arsenal team who are capable of single handedly winning a game.
The fact that Arsenal have had so many players away on international duty who may not be completely fresh in the only major advantage Spurs have over the Gunners. However, Arsenal's firepower should see them through this game.
Score Prediction: Tottenham 1-3 Arsenal