London Bees will travel to Princes Park on Sunday as they face London City Lionesses with Lee Burch’s side looking to kick off 2020 with three points over their London rivals.
Nickname: The Lionesses/The Pride
Stadium: Princes Park
League Position: 4th Position
London City Lionesses Last 5 = W3 D0 L2
Aston Villa 3-1 London City Lionesses
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 London City Lionesses
London City Lionesses 1-2 Sheffield United
Crystal Palace 1-2 London City Lionesses
London City Lionesses 3-0 Lewes
The Bees have struggled for form as of late with the last fixture, against very tough opposition, proving to be too much for Burch’s side. However, the Bees will be pleased with the opening half of the campaign and if they continue that form against the teams below them then they will surely secure a record points finish.
Being only one position above them in the table, London Bees will hope to be able to come away with three points from the fixture and close the gap on the top four.
In their last outing, the Lionesses suffered a 3-1 defeat in a thrilling game against top of the table Aston Villa who just had a bit more of a cutting edge that day.
The Pride operate on a professional basis and signed some top players in their first summer as a club, they will be one of those looking to secure that promotion spot to the Barclays Women Super League.
One to Watch: Liz Ejupi
Elizabeta Ejupi, or Liz as she is known better, has been one of the standout performers for the Lionesses this season having scored four goals in her six appearances for the opposition.
Born in Albania, she started her footballing journey with Charlton and has played for sides such as Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Aston Villa.
In November 2011, she received her first call up to the Albanian National Team at just 17 and made her debut starting in a 4-1 win over Macedonia.