West Ham Women expert previews upcoming Leicester clash
We’re delighted to welcome Michelle Irons as our exclusive West Ham Women’s expert. Each week she’ll be giving her views on the biggest talking points at Victoria Road…
Michelle Irons is feeling confident that West Ham Women can deliver another win in the Women’s Super League at Leicester on Sunday.
Olli Harder’s side followed up a 4-1 win at Sheffield United in the FA Cup at Bramall Lane with league victory at Aston Villa last weekend, so they are in good form.
In fact, if it wasn’t for defeats to reigning champions Chelsea in both the WSL and the Continental Cup, West Ham would be unbeaten since early November.
And Michelle Irons expects the side to have enough to overcome second-bottom Leicester, with Claudia Walker, Katerina Svitkova and Dagny Brynjarsdottir all in the goals since the turn of the year.
She told West Ham Zone: “This will be our third game away on the trot, and looking at it in a positive way I think our momentum is good at the moment.
“I expect a win as Leicester concede a lot of goals from open play, make a lot of defensive mistakes, and very rarely keep clean sheets.
“Having said that they still have good players in their squad and I feel they will survive their inevitable relegation battle.
“I can see nothing but a competent performance once again, with the girls winning 3-0.”
West Ham could climb as high as fifth with victory at the weekend, depending on how other results go.
Level on points with the Hammers going into the weekend, Manchester City face their neighbours United, while current fifth-placed side Reading travel to Brighton who are a place below West Ham.
A good result on Sunday is important with Chelsea again on the horizon after that.
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