Celtic v Glasgow City – Match Preview – SWPL 1

K-Park, 29 May, Kick-off: 2pm

The top two scoring sides of the SWPL 1 meet this afternoon as Celtic host the leaders Glasgow City.

After the blip in form earlier in the season where Celtic lost three out of four games, they have returned to form and will be looking to close the gap on the top today.

They’ve scored 22 goals in their eight matches so far, an average of 2.75 goals per match, and they’ve failed only in one game to find the back of the net. But their position of third is possibly down to the fact that they’ve got the worst defensive record of the top three, conceding eight goals.

Luckily for them, they are playing at home – and Celtic has the best home record in the league, winning all three games, scoring 15 goals and conceding just once. Their away form has been an issue, and last Sunday they were extremely lucky to come away from Forfar Farmington with a win.

However, they are playing Glasgow City, the only team in the whole of the SWPL yet to drop a single point, and after Monday’s 8-1 win over Stirling University, they have an eight point lead over second-placed Hibernian.

City has scored 28 goals (average of 3.5 per game), conceding just three times, and will be looking to keep this momentum going as their unbeaten league record stretches back to September 2014.

Those goals scored are perhaps inflated by two particularly high-scoring games where they’ve beaten Spartans 8-0 and Stirling 8-1 – but that does not negate the fact that their attack is particularly strong.

Earlier on in the season, Glasgow City beat Celtic 1-0.

If City win, they could possibly extend their lead to eleven points whilst a Celtic win could see them move into second place.


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