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Everton Ladies vs Yeovil Town: Match Preview and Predictions

Blue Ladies seeking first WSL 1 win

Everton Ladies Fans

Everton Ladies will be looking for their first WSL 1 season win over Yeovil Town on Saturday. Both teams have 4 losses in the league so far while the Blue Girls have 2 wins in the Continental Cup.

Visitors to Huish Park can partake in Girls Football Festival activities at the stadium, a national FA campaign aimed at doubling the number of females playing football in England by 2020.

Captain Dan Turner is clear on the squad’s intentions:

“We are going there to get our first win in the league. Yeovil will make it very tough for us, it’s always tough to go to Huish Park, the fans get on your back and are really behind Yeovil, so it will be very tough.

"They are very physical and they will be looking for their first points of the season, too, but we are going there full of confidence from our performances and will definitely be looking to get our first win in the league.”

Yeovil Town are the 2016 WSL 2 League Champions and they are set on staying in the top tier of women’s football as they just submitted an application to continue to be in WSL 1 season next year. (The FA announced new criteria for the league starting in 2018/2019 that includes stipulations that all teams must be full-time.)

What to look for in the lineup:

Goalkeepers Lizzie Durack and Kirstie Levell have both been getting playing time so it will be interesting to see who gets a start.

Georgia Brougham, Gabby George, and Danielle Turner have consistently started in the backline so expect to see them in the starting 11. Simone Magill and Claudia Walker are likely to get a start as well. Up top, don’t be surprised to see Courtney Sweetman-Walker and Chloe Kelly.

Goalscorers so far:

Simone Magill and Chloe Kelly are currently Everton’s top goalscorers, with two a piece. Claudia Walker, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk, and Marthe Munsterman have each scored one goal this season so far.

Prediction:

Everton win 2-0

How to Watch

Date/time: Saturday, 3:00 p.m. (UK), 10:00 a.m. ET (USA)

Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, UK

TV: N/A

Streaming: N/A

Follow: @EvertonLadies @YeovilLadiesFC @FAWSL