Arsenal vs Man City Continental Cup: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Arsenal and Man City go head to head in the Conti Cup on Wednesday
Arsenal and Man City go head to head in the Conti Cup on Wednesday / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

The Continental Cup semi-finals kick off on Wednesday evening, as five-time champions Arsenal welcome four-time champions Manchester City to Meadow Park.

The fixture is a repeat of the 2014, 2018 and 2019 finals, as the competition's two most successful sides go head to head for a place in this season's showpiece.

City are the reigning Conti Cup champions, with their victory at Plough Lane last term part of their electric run during the second half of the season. Arsenal are vying to win the competition for the first time since 2018 as they attempt to end their uncharacteristic three-and-a-half-year trophy drought.

Where to watch Arsenal vs Man City Continental Cup on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Wednesday 8 February, 19:15 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Meadow Park
TV channel/live stream? BBC Sport Website/BBC iPlayer (UK), FA Player (International)
Referee? Abigail Byrne

Arsenal team news

Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead remain long-term absentees for the Gunners, having both ruptured their ACLs before the winter break.

Lia Walti sat out Sunday's draw with West Ham through injury and was described as 'progressing' on Friday. Leah Williamson moved into midfield in her place.

Man City team news

Alanna Kennedy missed out for City against Leicester in the WSL on Saturday due to a minor issue, but she has since returned to training.

Demi Stokes and Esme Morgan will be assessed closer to kick off, having both been missing through injury in recent weeks.

Arsenal vs Man City score prediction

Wednesday could be a really interesting encounter. It's the first time the two sides have met this season, and although Arsenal have enjoyed a stronger first half of the campaign, they have struggled in front of goal in their last two matches against fellow WSL sides following injuries to key forwards.

City meanwhile are unbeaten in 16 in all competitions - a run dating back to October. But, since the pieces started to come together for Gareth Taylor's new look side after the September international break, Wednesday's clash will just be the second match against a fellow WSL top four side.

It should be competitive, but Arsenal could just edge it.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Man City