#FAWSL: Crucial London and Second City derbies this midweek

Second City derby
Villa Park hosted the Second City derby earlier this season. (Photo: Orlagh Malone Gardner/SPP/Sports Press)

Wednesday’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixtures feature the second city derby and an all-capital clash.

Arsenal v West Ham United (7pm) – live on The FA Player
Birmingham City v Aston Villa (7pm) – live on The FA Player

Two wins from their last three games should be enough to secure the third Champions League berth for next season but the Gunners face a West Ham side desperate for points in their battle against the drop.

The Hammers are the best-placed of the four sides fighting relegation but have only taken two points from their 14 WSL London derbies.

Birmingham City are two points ahead of Aston Villa, with the Villains only goal-difference above basement side Bristol City, who have played one more game than the other teams in danger.

The Blues have won each of the last four meetings with Villa in all competitions by an aggregate score of 12-1, but this season’s previous meeting was a narrow 1-0 win for Birmingham.

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