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Arsenal vs Birmingham - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Ali Rampling
Arsenal face Birmingham in the WSL on Sunday
Arsenal face Birmingham in the WSL on Sunday / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Arsenal will be vying to open up an eight-point lead at the WSL summit on Sunday as they host bottom side Birmingham.

The Gunners have lost just once in the WSL during the 2021/22 campaign, while Birmingham have recorded just the single league victory - but this was against Arsenal in January in one of the shocks of the season.

Here's everything you need to know about the fixture.


How to watch Arsenal vs Birmingham on TV/livestream?

When is kick off? Sunday 6 March, 12:00 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Meadow Park
TV channel/live stream? BBC Two/iPlayer (UK), FA Player (international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Robert Massey-Ellis


Arsenal team news

Nikita Parris missed Arsenal's midweek victory over Reading with a small injury, and remains a doubt for Sunday's clash.

Arsenal otherwise have no fresh injury concerns, with Vivianne Miedema set to continue in a deeper midfield role, having started the last two WSL outings as a number 10 with Stina Blackstenius leading the line.


Birmingham team news

Darren Carter confirmed that Birmingham will be without a few players for Sunday's clash. Emily Ramsey missed the Blues FA Cup win over Durham last time out, with Marie Hourihan set to deputise in between the sticks once more.

Sarah Ewens and Louanne Worsey were both forced off with injury against Durham and look set to miss out once more.


Arsenal vs Birmingham predicted lineups

Arsenal: Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Rafaelle, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Foord, Blackstenius, McCabe

Birmingham: Hourihan; Lawley, Quinn, Holloway; Finn, Murray, Sarri, Robertson; Pennock, Smith, Quinn


Arsenal vs Birmingham score prediction

Arsenal appear to be over their mid-season blip, with the January signings of Rafaelle and Blackstenius, plus the return of Leah Williamson, having a real impact.

The Gunners have hit eight goals in their last two outings in all competitions, and if they are in similar goal scoring mood on Sunday, Birmingham could be there for the taking.

Prediction: Arsenal 3-0 Birmingham


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