This week-end is Conti Cup week-end with the first round being played. Some teams will certainly rotate their squad as it will their third game in a week, so we might see some upsets.
FA WSL 1 v FA WSL 1
Reading v Arsenal
Reading will welcome their long term injured players including goalscorer Boho-Sayo who will certainly be a handful for the Arsenal defence. I expect some rotation in the Arsenal as it will be the third game in the week.
Doncaster v Sunderland
Donnie without a win this season against Sunderland who are in freefall at the moment. The winner will have a psychological advantage that might be extremely valuable in the relegation race later this season. Those two teams will play each other twice and with only three points separating them those head to head games will be crucial.
FA WSL 1 V FA WSL 2
London Bees* v Chelsea
Bees have been regenerated by Dave Edmonson arrival, they now have a structure and organisation that see them being comfortable In mid table in WSL 2. It will be interesting to see if Emma Hayes gives game time to a young player like Alessia Russo as many fringe players from last season are currently on loan.
Aston Villa* v Manchester City
Tough ask for Villa against a City side unbeaten in the League but in a current disappointing form with two draws. City might rotate a bit now that they have signed another twop players during the Sumer transfer window.
Everton* v Livepool
Liverpool are in great form following two league draws against City. Everton disappointed at Watford but have signed three forwards recently to add to their firepower.
It should be an interesting derby game.
Oxford* v Birmingham
Oxford got a very good point against Yeovil in the League, the big question is will they be strong enough physically as it will be their third game in a week. Birmingham have made a lot of signing as many players departed as expected during the window and should be too strong for their WSL 2 opponents.
Yeovil* v Notts County
Notts County have added two excellent England midfielders to their already extremely strong line-up. Yeovil battled for a point on Thursday so their fitness level will be tested after a third game in the week and a long trip to Durham last Sunday.
FA WSL 2 v FA WSL 2
Sheffield* v Bristol*
Sheffield made a lot of new signing during the window to boost their squad while Bristol added a couple as well.
The recent League game on the 22nd of May ended with a surprise 3-1 victory for Sheffield who will be looking to a repeat.
You would expect that game to be tight as the teams will have known each other really well with that recent encounter.
My predictions : Arsenal, Chelsea, City, Liverpool, Bristol , Notts County, Birmingham to go through. Sunderland and Belles to go to a penaly shoot-out lottery.