Man City women need to play these 2 to start the campaign with a win

Man City Women have a huge game on their hands this weekend and The Football Manc Cave are picking out two players who will make all the difference.

On Saturday, the opening game of the Women’s Super League will take place for Manchester City. The blues will be on a mission to win the league this season after competing with Arsenal for so long. The news of the opening fixtures broke way back at the beginning of the summer and it was revealed that Man City would host Man United.

The reds were only promoted at the end of last season and will be immediately going into one of the hardest games they’ll face and to add even more pressure, it will be at the Etihad Stadium. This will generate a huge audience who will be cheering on both teams in what will be a great derby. My prediction is that Man City will win, I’ve just not decided on the scoreline yet. Something I have decided on is two Man City players who have to play in this game in order to make sure they get all three points.

Steph Houghton

Probably the most obvious pick, I know. However, her World Cup campaign impressed me and many other fans so much. I can’t wait to see her in action on Saturday, not only for her defensive skill, determination, ambition and clearances but also for her leadership skills.

If anyone can keep her team calm and composed, it’s her. Even though it’s being televised, is at a huge stadium and has a lot of pressure riding on it, I think Steph will treat the game like any other and keep all her teammates calm and collected.

Ellen White

Another player who everyone was impressed by in the World Cup. If she plays on Saturday and manages to score, the fans will go wild. I know I will. She only joined Manchester City over the summer and she is my favourite Women’s footballer so, like many others, I had to see her in action this weekend. It will be interesting to see how she’s developed and gelled together with her new teammates over the summer. Hopefully, she will be able to find the back of the net at least once to set the standard for strikers in the WSL and to set the tone for Man City’s League campaign.