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

Ali Rampling
Manchester City play Birmingham in the WSL on Sunday
Manchester City play Birmingham in the WSL on Sunday / Nathan Stirk/GettyImages
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*This game has been postponed due to Covid-19 cases in the Birmingham squad

Manchester City welcome Birmingham to the Academy Stadium on Sunday as they continue their bid for Champions League football.

Just goal difference currently separates Gareth Taylor's side from rivals Manchester United in the final European spot, having put their injury plagued start to the season well behind them.

They face a Birmingham side who find themselves marooned to the bottom of the WSL - but who came within a whisker of taking a point off City in December, had it not been for Ellen White's last gasp winner.


How to watch Manchester City vs Birmingham on TV/livestream

When is kick off? Sunday 27 March, 14:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? The Academy Stadium
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK and international)
Highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Kirsty Dowle


Manchester City team news

Steph Houghton remains sidelined for Manchester City as she continues her comeback from Achilles surgery. Esme Morgan is another long-term absentee.

Vicky Losada is not expected to be available until April after being forced off with injury during City's FA Cup victory over rivals Manchester United at the end of February. Sunday's match has come too soon for Chloe Kelly, but it is hoped the winger will be available for minutes against West Ham next weekend as she continues her recovery from an ACL injury.


Birmingham team news

Emily Ramsey is expected to be available once more, having sat out her side's last four, and could come in for Marie Hourihan. Sarah Ewens remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.


Manchester City vs Birmingham predicted lineups

Manchester City: Roebuck; Bronze, Kennedy, Greenwood, Stokes; Walsh, Weir, Stanway; Park, White, Hemp.

Birmingham: Ramsey; Finn, Quinn, Lawley, Scott, Holloway; Whelan, Murray, Sarri, Quinn; Smith.


Manchester City vs Birmingham score prediction

Manchester City are in fabulous form at the moment, and go into Sunday's clash looking for their eighth straight win in all competitions. Given how free scoring they have been of late and how many goals Birmingham have shipped against Chelsea and Arsenal in recent outings, another convincing win could be on the cards.

With a goal difference of just two now separating City and United in the battle for the final European spot, Sunday could be a big opportunity for City to swing that difference in their favour.

Prediction: Manchester City 4-0 Birmingham


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