Arsenal Women vs PSV: Champions League qualifiers, how to watch

Arsenal Women face PSV Eindhoven Vrouwen within the remaining of their Champions Leaguq qualifying spherical one mini-tournament. The winner will go into spherical two, with the draw on Sunday. Arsenal Women beat Okzhetpes on Wednesday 4-0, whereas PSV defeated hosts Lokomotiv Moscow 3-1, organising Saturday’s “remaining” on the Sapsan Arena.
PSV was former Arsenal midfielder Danïelle van de Donk’s outdated membership, whereas there’s one other connection within the goalkeeper, Sari van Veenendaal, who shouldn’t be solely a world teammate of Van de Donk (and naturally Vivianne Miedema), however was additionally at Arsenal from 2015 till 2019.
PSV completed second in final yr’s Eredivise, a single level behind champions Twente, whereas additionally profitable the KNVB cup. PSV, then, will characterize extra of a check for Arsenal than Okzhetpes, although the Dutch aspect did lose Aniek Nouwen, who left for Chelsea, and Joëlle Smits, who scored 30 objectives in 26 video games in all competitions final season, and is the membership’s all time prime scorer.
Team information:
Lotte Wubben-Moy was substituted off towards Okzhetpes with a head wound, however is match to begin. Lia Wälti missed out with a minor knock, whereas Jordan Nobbs (ankle) and Viki Schnaderbeck (knee) are each in Russia with the workforce however are rehabbing harm. Leah Williamson is absent for private causes, whereas Malin Gut is a long-term absentee after struggling an ACL harm in May. Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord, and Lydia Williams might all be concerned, with Catley and Foord having each come on as substitutes on Wednesday, and Jen Beattie might additionally begin.
Player to watch: Katie McCabe
Jonas Eidevall was glad sufficient with Arsenal’s win on Wednesday, however he had some frustration on the Gunners solely scoring the troublesome objectives:
But like I advised the gamers, we scored the exhausting objectives in the present day and we have been utilizing established play towards 11 of their gamers the place we would have liked a number of passes in a row to come off. But we didn’t rating from any corners, or broad free-kicks, or from crosses or counter-attacks. We want to be higher in these conditions as effectively and we want to do higher with that on Saturday, irrespective of which opponent we play.
While Arsenal didn’t rating from set items, they did threaten, notably from Katie McCabe’s deliveries. McCabe arrange 11 objectives within the WSL final season, with many from set items and crossing positions. With Nikita Parris’ ahead motion on the precise hand aspect, McCabe’s deliveries from the left might be notably devastating.
Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): 1. Zinsberger; 16. Maritz, 20. Boye, 5. Beattie, 7. Catley; 12. Maanum, 10. Little; 14. Parris, 23. Iwabuchi, 15. McCabe; 11. Miedema
Substitutes: 18. Williams (GK), 28. Cull (GK), 3. Wubben-Moy, 4. Patten, 5. Beattie, 9. Mead, 13. Wälti, 19. Foord, 29. Goldie
WHAT: Arsenal Women vs PSV Eindhoven, UEFA Women’s Champions League
WHERE: Sapsan Arena, Moscow
WHEN: Saturday, August twenty first 9:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT | 5:00 PM BST

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