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

Ali Rampling
Arsenal face Leicester in the WSL on Sunday
Arsenal face Leicester in the WSL on Sunday / James Chance/GettyImages
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Leicester and Arsenal will both be looking to bounce back from their respective disappointments when the pair meet in the WSL on Sunday.

The Foxes were beaten 9-0 by Chelsea last time out - a result that saw Arsenal surrender their place at the WSL summit for the first time this season. The Gunners were then eliminated from the Champions League by Wolfsburg on Thursday evening.

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


How to watch Leicester vs Arsenal on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Sunday 3 April, 12:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? King Power Stadium
TV channel/live stream? BBC Two/iPlayer (UK), FA Player (international)
Highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Rebecca Welch


Leicester team news

Abbie McManus missed Leicester's defeat to Chelsea through injury, and is set to sit out again against Arsenal. Molly Pike and Ashleigh Plumptree were both forced off with injury against the Blues and are also unlikely to feature on Sunday, with Lydia Bedford explaining that neither player has trained this week.

Jess Sigsworth and Hannah Cain remain long-term absentees for Leicester, with the pair both sidelined with ACL injuries.


Arsenal team news

Rafaelle and Mana Iwabuchi are both doubts for Arsenal, having sat out the Gunners last few through injury.

Lia Walti was fit in midweek but missed Arsenal's Champions League defeat to Wolfsburg after not being permitted by UEFA to travel alone to the fixture. She is expected to return to the side against Leicester.


Leicester vs Arsenal predicted lineups

Leicester (5-4-1): Lamboure; de Graaf, Brougham, Barker, Howard, Purfield; O'Brien, Tierney, Pike, Gregory; Flint.

Arsenal (4-3-3): Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Wubben-Moy, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Mead, Blackstenius, McCabe


Leicester vs Arsenal score prediction

It will likely be back to basics for Leicester this weekend as they attempt to learn from their heavy defeat to Chelsea, with Bedford emphasising her side's spirit and resilience in the build up to Sunday's fixture. If they set up in a similar way as they did against Chelsea last time out, Stina Blackstenius could have a field day running in behind the Foxes' backline.

Arsenal should still have the attacking quality to overcome the Foxes, despite the short turnaround between Thursday's Champions League exit and Sunday's clash - but it won't be as emphatic as Chelsea managed last week.

Prediction: Leicester 0-2 Arsenal


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