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WSL preview: Aston Villa Women take on Brighton & Hove Albion in crucial relegation battle

Aston Villa take on Brighton tomorrow night in a Women’s Super League midweek special as Villa look to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

Villa currently sit just two points above the drop zone having won only three games this season. Meanwhile, their south-coast counterparts, Brighton are coming off the back of three straight league wins and sit comfortably in mid-table.

The Villians’ will be hoping they can take home the three points on Wednesday as they enter a period of tough fixtures, including an away trip to table-toppers Chelsea in just under two weeks time.

Despite their difficult start to life in the WSL, Villa keeper, Lisa Weiß, is confident that they can turn things around during the second half of the season.

“We are still in a good position because we are not at the bottom of the table so we still have everything in our hands and we know that this is a very important game, but we’ve shown previously that when it counts we are there and that we can win games, and I think it’s a good chance for us to get some some points too.”

Whilst conceding goals has been a problem for the Midlands side this season, their lack of goals has also been an issue, with their last league goal coming on February 7th, in a 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

“We need to score some goals, and we could talk a lot about defending and that we are getting better in the back-line and not conceding so many goals, but you can only win a game when you score and this is definitely something we have to work on and create more chances”, she said.  

Weiß kept a clean sheet during their first meeting with Brighton earlier this season but the Villa shot-stopper knows nothing is certain in this league. She will have to be at her best to help her team come away with the three points.

“Against these big teams, as a goalkeeper, you always have to work and show your ability. For me, it is something that I really enjoy because I didn’t play a lot at my previous club and I really like being a part of the team and I try to put my experience and all I have to help the team.”

The match against Brighton takes place tomorrow at the Banks’s Stadium with kick-off at seven-thirty.

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