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WSL Preview: Albion look to extend winning run

A look ahead to today’s home game against Tottenham Hotspur.

By Bruce Talbot • 07 March 2021

By Kyle Hemsley
Albion go in search of a third consecutive WSL win this afternoon.

Albion will be looking to make it three successive wins for the first time since promotion to the WSL in 2018 when they take on Tottenham Hotspur at the People's Pension Stadium today (kick off 2pm).

Form Guide

This will be Albion's first game for more than three weeks because of the international break, but they go into it in good spirits after beating leaders Chelsea 2-1 and West Ham 1-0 in their previous two fixtures.

Those results lifted them up to 7th in the table, three points ahead of Spurs although the visitors do have two games in hand and a better goal difference.

Tottenham beat Albion 3-1 in December in Rehanne Skinner's first game in charge. They won three in a row to climb the WSL table but go into Sunday's game on the back of three straight defeats.

Albion have no fresh injury worries but are without Kayleigh Green, who completes a three-match ban.

View from the Albion Camp

By Kyle Hemsley
Fliss Gibbons has hailed today's game as a 'huge fixture'.

Fliss Gibbons: “It's a huge fixture, as they all are between now and the end of the season. We haven't beaten Spurs in the WSL and we will definitely be looking to improve on our performance against them in the away game, which we were disappointed with.

“They are the sort of teams we have to compete with and beat if we want to establish ourselves as a top six WSL club. But they are a good team and we'll definitely have to be at it in the same way as we were for the last two. We'll have to be at the top of our game to get the result we want.”

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Stats and facts

By Kyle Hemsley
Aileen Whelan has nine WSL goals to her name.
  • Albion have won their last two Barclays FA Women's Super League matches, the first time they've ever won consecutive games in the top-flight. They are looking to win three in a row in the league for the first time since May 2018 in the FA Women's Championship (four in a row).
  • Aileen Whelan has scored nine Barclays FA Women's Super League goals for Albion – more than twice as many as any other player (Kayleigh Green, Megan Connolly, Ellie Brazil, all 4). She is looking to score in three consecutive Barclays FA WSL appearances for the first time.

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