How to watch WSL on TV/live stream & predictions

The penultimate game week of the 2021/22 WSL season has already arrived, even if it feels like just yesterday that the landmark campaign was getting underway.

For a handful of clubs, this weekend is the last home game they will play this season, offering a chance to bid farewell to loyal fans ahead of the summer.

Plenty is at stake, with crucial fixtures in the title race, top three battle and relegation fight to come on Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s a look at how you can keep up with the action…

When is kick off? Saturday 30 April, 11:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? academy stadium
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Premier League (UK), FA Player (international)
highlights? Sky Sports YouTube, FA Player, BBC Sport Website
Referee? amy fear

Manchester City know they will finish third and qualify for the Champions League if they win their three remaining WSL fixtures, starting with Brighton’s visit to the Etihad Campus.

The Seagulls have caused issued for the league’s bigger sides this season, including taking points off Chelsea and taking the lead against Arsenal in January, as well as running Manchester United close only a few weeks ago. But City haven’t struggled in the same way and actually won the reverse of this fixture 6-0 in their first game of 2022.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Brighton

When is kick off? Sunday 1 May, 12:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Leigh Sports Village
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Lucy May

Manchester United know that a top three finish is no longer in their control after dropping points against a stubborn Aston Villa last weekend. But Marc Skinner has stressed that he still expects his team to fight until the end, insisting a recent lack of goals is no concern.

They face a West Ham side that took points off them in March thanks to a stoppage time equaliser, contributing to their current position. But the Hammers have been in a rough patch and have lost five of their last nine in the WSL, compared to losing only twice in their first 11 of the season.

Prediction: Man Utd 2-1 West Ham

When is kick off? Sunday 1 May, 14:00 (BST)
Where is the match being played? King Power Stadium
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Richie Watkins

Leicester will be looking to end on a high in their final home game of a landmark season and put a bit more of a buffer between themselves and Birmingham, who closed the gap at the bottom of the table to just four points last weekend.

Reading, meanwhile, are limping towards the finish line. An incredible run of seven wins in eight games from October to February suddenly feels like a distant memory and the Royals have taken only two points from the last 24 available to them.

Prediction: Leicester 3-1 Reading

When is kick off? Sunday 1 May, 14:15 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Meadow Park
TV channel/live stream? BBC One/iPlayer (UK), FA Player (international)
highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Lisa Benn

Arsenal have no choice but to keep winning and hope that Chelsea slip up before the end of the season. Victory here against Aston Villa would temporarily reduce the gap to just a single point and put pressure on Emma Hayes’ side before they travel to Birmingham.

Aston Villa should be in high spirits after holding Manchester United to a 0-0 draw in their last game. Carla Ward has taken the team to a new level in her first season in charge, although Arsenal should have too much for them here.

Prediction: Arsenal 2-0 Aston Villa

When is kick off? Sunday May 1, 18:45 (BST)
Where is the match being played? St Andrew’s
TV channel/live stream? Sky Sports Main Event (UK) FA Player (international)
highlights? Sky Sports Football YouTube, FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Emily Heaslip

Chelsea will move a step closer to a third consecutive WSL title if they can beat bottom club Birmingham on their travels on Sunday evening. It should be a routine victory against a side that only has eight points, yet there are absolutely no guarantees.

Birmingham actually beat Brighton last time for just a second league win of the season. It staved off relegation and pushed them slightly closer to Leicester, but they will be relegated here if they lose and Leicester claim maximum points against Reading.

Prediction: Birmingham 0-2 Chelsea

When is kick off? Sunday 1 May, 19:30 (BST)
Where is the match being played? Walton Hall Park
TV channel/live stream? FA Player (UK & international)
highlights? FA Player, BBC Sport website
Referee? Lauren Impey

Everton will want to sign off at Walton Hall Park on a high in the weekend’s final fixture, with this season not having gone to plan at all after the summer buzz about becoming a Champions League contender. The Toffees have lost against each of the top four in recent weeks.

Tottenham have also suddenly had a tough run of fixtures against top clubs in recent weeks. Four defeats in their last four games, compared to just three in 15 before that threatens to take the sheen of an outstanding season if they cannot halt that run.

Prediction: Everton 2-3 Tottenham

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