- LCFC Women take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday at King Power Stadium
- The Barclays Women's Super League fixture has a 3pm kick-off
- City were beaten by Arsenal last time out in the WSL
- Tickets for the Foxes' meeting with Spurs can be found HERE
After a great start to the 2023/24 season, which saw Leicester pick up seven points from their first three games, they have been on a run of bad form with three loses on the bounce, most recently to Arsenal last weekend. Willie Kirk's side will therefore have Tottenham firmly in their sights as they look to get back to winning ways.
Before Sunday's match on Filbert Way, take a look into the form of both squads, and the history of recent meetings...
The Foxes camp
City were beaten by Arsenal last time out in the WSL.
City sit seventh in the WSL standings after an impressive opening month which saw Kirk claim the WSL Manager of the Month award for October. Since then however, they have struggled to find that winning form again, and lost out to the Gunners 6-2 last matchday, despite being 2-0 up at the break.
Scoring goals this campaign is something that has improved, with City scoring nine goals in total this season, new signings Jutta Rantala and Lena Petermann leading the way with two goals each. Janice Cayman is another new Fox to open her account at the Club, turning in a low cross from Hannah Cain last Sunday.
Leicester will head into the game with Spurs without forwards Shannon O'Brien, who will be sidelined for the next two months with a quadriceps injury, and Deanne Rose, who was taken off at half-time against Arsenal with a hamstring injury. The good news is that Remy Siemsen has the chance to once again be part of the matchday squad, having failed to make an appearance so far this term.
Martha Thomas is the league's top scorer with six.
Tottenham make the trip north from the capital in good form, having won three of their first six games on the way to 11 points. They have only lost once so far this season, that defeat coming on the opening day in a 2-1 reverse against current WSL champions Chelsea.
Martha Thomas will be the one to watch for City's defence as the Scottish striker arrives in the East Midlands as the league's top scorer with six, having found the net in four different games, including a hat-trick away from home in a 4-2 win against Aston Villa.
With eight of their 13 goals coming in the first half of matches, Leicester will need to be on it from the off if they wish to keep Spurs at bay, and claim the points in what will undoubtably be a tough game on Filbert Way.
In the dugout
Robert Vilahamn took charge of Tottenham this summer.
Robert Vilahamn is on the touchline, having taken charge of the London outfit this summer, and is aiming to improve on last season's ninth-placed finish. However, the Swedish head coach looks to have captured the hearts of the Spurs fanbase already, with comments made of his resemblance to men's first-team manager Ange Postecoglou.
This will be the first time he has opposed Kirk on the touchline, with this being his maiden season in England, but he brings with him a wealth of experience from his homeland, which included qualifying for the UEFA Women's Champions League with BK Häcken, where he also led them to the final of the Swedish Cup in 2022 and 2023.
Last time out
The last time Spurs visited King Power Stadium.
Recent meetings in the league between the sides haven't gone well for Sunday's hosts, who have failed to beat Spurs in any of their last four matches. Last season saw Tottenham win in Leicestershire in mid-September thanks to a 2-1 scoreline and goals from Ashleigh Neville and Drew Spence, before a solo effort from Bethany England resulted in a defeat on the road for the Foxes in March of this year.
City have beaten Spurs once in recent times, when the two sides met in Barnet for a fourth round fixture in the Vitality Women's FA Cup in January 2022. Sophie Howard and Esmee De Graaf both scored in extra-time to claim a 3-1 victory.
Ticketing & live coverage details
King Power Stadium
Leicester's game against Spurs will be shown live on Foxes Hub this weekend.
This weekend's game will be streamed live, and for free, on Foxes Hub. Details of which can be found HERE.
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