Having also won their opening two WSL fixtures so far this season, including a terrific 4-3 opening-weekend success over Manchester City at Villa Park, Ward’s side will be brimming with confidence heading into Saturday’s encounter.
Lioness and European champion Rachel Daly already has three goals to her name and will be bidding to improve on her tally against United this weekend, following her summer move from Houston Dash in the NWSL.
Following up with an equally impressive 2-0 victory over Leicester City last time out, Villa currently occupy third position in the WSL table at present.
Failing to lose or concede in any of our previous six meetings with the Villans, Skinner’s side will head into this weekend’s clash hoping to continue that run.
Prior to drawing our last contest 0-0 in April, at the Poundland Bescot Stadium, we emerged 5-0 winners in last season’s reverse fixture on home soil, thanks to goals from Ella Toone (2), Katie Zelem, Martha Thomas and Lucy Staniforth.
United triumphed 2-0 and 3-0 in the first-ever WSL encounters between the sides in 2020/21, having racked up 12-0 and 5-0 wins from the two Championship contests in our inaugural 2018/19 term.