Arsenal and Everton meet in the WSL this weekend.
It used to be one of the biggest fixtures in English women’s football prior to Everton’s decline in the mid-2010s, but the ambitious Toffees have their eye on getting back to challenging for titles.
Arsenal come into this one off the back of a heavy defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League in midweek, which slightly takes the sheen off their blistering start to the domestic campaign, while Everton are on a run of two consecutive wins after overcoming a tough opening couple of games.
This is everything you need to know about the game…
How to watch Arsenal vs Everton on TV/live stream
What time is kick off? Sunday 10 October, 15:00 (BST)
Where is it being played? Meadow Park
TV channel? Sky Sports Premier League/Sky Showcase (UK), FA Player (US/international)
Referee? Helen Conley
Arsenal team news
Jonas Eidevall could make some changes to the side that started in Barcelona, while a number of players are likely to remain fresh after that one because of substitutions made early in the game.
There could chances for Lotte Wubben-Moy, Jordan Nobbs and Tobin Heath to start.
Everton team news
Willie Kirk has confirmed that a ‘couple’ of Everton players are struggling to be fit for this game after picking up ‘new knocks’ but has not divulged who they are.
He is, however, pleased with the squad depth he has available to him, highlighting the ability to bring international players like Hanna Bennison and Valerie Gauvin off the bench last time.
Arsenal vs Everton predicted lineups
Arsenal: Zinsberger; Catley, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, McCabe; Walti, Little, Nobbs; Mead, Miedema, Heath
Everton: MacIver; Maier, Bjorn, George, Turner; Christiansen, Bennison, Galli; Emslie, Gauvin, Anvegaard
Arsenal vs Everton head to head
Arsenal have won all seven league meetings between these two clubs since Everton were promoted back to the top flight in 2017. The Gunners also won an FA Cup semi-final tie in 2018.
Last season, Arsenal won 4-0 at Meadow Park in the final game before Christmas thanks to quickfire pairs of goals early in the match and around the hour mark. The most recent meeting was the penultimate weekend of the season on Merseyside and it took a 94th minute for Arsenal to keep their dominant run over the Toffees going.
Arsenal vs Everton score prediction
Arsenal will be keen to bounce back from their European disappointment and continue a perfect start to the WSL season.
This one is a big test for an improving Everton, having been soundly beaten by both Manchester City and Chelsea in the early weeks of the season. If they have genuine ambitions of challenging for Champions League football, they need to prove they can compete with the ‘big three’ clubs.
The Toffees have been improving and Arsenal have had to travel in midweek, so it should be closer than Everton’s failed earlier attempts to ruffle feathers this season. But the edge still belongs to the Gunners for now.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Everton