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How to watch WSL matches on TV/live stream & predictions - gameweek 18

Jamie Spencer
Chelsea will go top of the WSL if they win this weekend
Chelsea will go top of the WSL if they win this weekend / Henry Browne/GettyImages
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The WSL takes centre stage this weekend.

The north London derby has sadly fallen victim to a Covid-19 outbreak at Tottenham, but Manchester United will play at Old Trafford in front of fans for the first time, while there is likely to be a new leader.

The race for the third and final Champions League place is also getting tense at this crucial late stage of the campaign, but Manchester City are out of the picture this weekend at least because of their match being called off last minute.

Read on for info on when and how to watch every game live, as well as score predictions...


Saturday 26 March

Aston Villa vs Reading

When is kick off? Saturday 26 March, 12:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Bescot Stadium
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Lauren Impey

A 1-0 defeat to Chelsea a fortnight ago was a third consecutive WSL defeat for Aston Villa by a single goal, having also narrowly lost out to Brighton and Everton in two previous games. Although close to mathematic safety from relegation, they would still be grateful for points here.

Reading, meanwhile have hit a wall. A marvellous run of seven wins from eight games earlier in the campaign has since become only point from their last five matches. But a win against Villa was what kicked off their good run back in October, so they will hope to do it again.

Prediction: Aston Villa 1-2 Reading


Arsenal P-P Tottenham

The north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham fell victim to an outbreak of Covid-19 in the Spurs squad. It comes just days after their rescheduled clash with Chelsea was also called off.


Sunday 27 March

Man Utd vs Everton

When is kick off? Sunday 27 March, 12:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Old Trafford
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK) FA Player/ata football (international)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Helen Conley

Manchester United will play at Old Trafford in front of fans for the first time when they host Everton on Sunday. It is a huge occasion for the club and the players, but focus has to be on getting all three points as Manchester City are breathing down their necks in the Champions League race.

Everton don't come into this one in good form. The Toffees have lost their last three games in all competitions without scoring and have conceded 11 goals in the process. They did, however, frustrate United with a late equaliser in the reverse fixture in November.

Prediction: Man Utd 4-1 Everton


Man City P-P Birmingham

Manchester City's clash with Birmingham became the second WSL fixture of the weekend to be called off, with positive Covis-19 cases in the latter's squad leaving them too few players.


Leicester vs Chelsea

When is kick off? Sunday 27 March, 15:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? King Power Stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK) FA Player/ata football (international)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Abigail Byrne

Chelsea lost their chance to go ahead of Arsenal at the top of the WSL in midweek when their game in hand against Tottenham was postponed. But that opportunity is still there for the reigning champions here, given that Arsenal will not now be able to play their weekend fixture.

Leicester have done well to almost certainly avoid an immediate return to the Championship, but all of their games against the top four so far have ended in defeat. That is unlikely to change here.

Prediction: Leicester 0-3 Chelsea


West Ham vs Brighton

When is kick off? Sunday 27 March, 15:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Chigwell Construction Stadium
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Lucy May

West Ham have given themselves an excellent chance of finishing in the top half of the WSL for the first time and will take confidence into this home game with Brighton after denting Manchester United's Champions League hopes with a late equaliser last time out.

Brighton have recovered from a recent slump that threatened to totally derail their season and had won back-to-back games prior to a defeat against Arsenal in their most recent fixture. The Seagulls will be hard to beat, but the Hammers should just edge this one.

Prediction: West Ham 1-0 Brighton


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