Matildas Abroad Preview: the action continues in England, France and Spain


The FAWSL warms up as we head into Round 9, with exciting matches on the schedule in the French Women’s 1 Division and Spain’s Primera Division. Read below to see what matches are planned for our away Matildas this week.

Alanna KennedyTottenham Hotspur recorded their first win of the season last week against Brighton. This week, Kennedy’s squad will take on Aston Villa (Monday, 1:00 a.m. AEST) as they look to build momentum under the guidance of their new head coach.

Hayley Raso and fifth-placed Everton will play in Birmingham this week, hoping to redeem themselves after a 3-0 loss last week to Manchester City (Monday 1:00 AEST).

Mackenzie Arnold and Emily van Egmond will also play Monday at 1:00 a.m. AEST, with their West Ham United side taking the bottom of the Bristol City table. West Ham will be looking for their second win of the season.

Sam KerrChelsea face Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday (1:00 am AEST). After last week’s hat-trick – placing her third in the Golden Boot race – Kerr will be looking to add to her tally if she’s able to overcome a slight blow.

Meanwhile, Arsenal Lydia Williams, Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley will play Manchester City away from home on Monday (1.30am AEST).

With Arsenal in second and City in fourth, it will be a game not to be missed as both sides look to keep the pressure on the table leaders.

After her debut in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, Ellie Carpenter and Olympique Lyonnais, second, will face Issy FF this Sunday (12:30 p.m. AEST). After an excellent Player of the Match performance last week, Carpenter will look to secure his side the three points and keep pace with PSG.

Montpellier and Mary Fowler face Bordeaux this week on Sunday at 1:15 am AEST. It’s a third vs fourth shoot-off with Fowler’s team able to jump on it if they claim the three points.

Sevilla FC and Aivi Luik play Sociedad on Mondays at 2:15 am AEST. While Sociedad are just outside the top four, Sevilla will look to win all three points to be able to propel Athletic Club to ninth place.

Alex Chidiac and Atletico Madrid will face Madrid CFF on Sunday (10 p.m. AEST). Chidiac is hoping to have some playing time this week as Atletico work hard to stay in the top four.


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