Arsenal vs Reading - WSL: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

01 March 2022 09:00

Arsenal can extend their lead at the WSL summit to five points when they take on Reading at Borehamwood on Wednesday evening.

Gunners boss Jonas Eidevall was full of pancake day references during Tuesday's pre-match press conference and, having already beaten the Royals 4-0 in this season's reverse fixture, will be hopeful of another battering on Wednesday.

Prior to being comfortably defeated by Brighton in their last league outing, Reading had been in a rich vein of form, recording five straight WSL victories. They have previous when it comes to upsetting the WSL's elite this season, beating Chelsea 1-0 at the turn of the year.

Here's everything you need to know about the fixture.

How to watch Arsenal vs Reading on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Wednesday 2 March, 19:15 (GMT)
Where is the match being played? Borehamwood
TV channel/live stream? FA Player

Arsenal team news

Eidevall stated that he was hopeful defenders Lotte Wubben-Moy and Laura Wienroither and winger Beth Mead would be available on Wednesday. All three sat out Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Liverpool last time out.

Vivianne Miedema and Stina Blackstenius were both unused substitutes during their trip to Merseyside but could return to the starting XI once more - potentially with Miedema deployed in the number 10 role as she was against Chelsea in the Gunners' last league outing.

Reading team news

Brooke Chaplen remains a long-term absentee for Reading, having been ruled out for an indefinite period of time with a bone tumour on her leg.

Kelly Chambers may freshen things up for the Royals after they were taken to extra time in their FA Cup defeat to West Ham on Sunday.

Arsenal vs Reading predicted lineups

Arsenal: Zinsberger; Maritz, Williamson, Rafaelle, Catley; Walti, Little, Miedema; Mead, Blackstenius, Heath

Reading: Moloney; Evans, Vanhaevermaet, Harding; Bryson, Eikland, Peplow, Woodham; Harries, Dowie, Rose

Arsenal vs Reading score prediction

Reading have been maddeningly unpredictable this season - they can beat champions Chelsea one week, and lose 4-1 to Brighton the next.

Arsenal will be favourites going into this one, and will also benefit from having been able to rest players - or withdraw them after the hour - against Liverpool on Sunday. It won't be as straightforward a victory as it was at the beginning of the season, but the Gunners will still take all three points.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Reading

Source: 90min