Matildas Abroad Preivew: Aussies face off in WSL; top of the table showdown in Denmark

With the international break just around the corner, our Matildas Abroad are in the thick of club action this weekend; while the season is wrapping up in Denmark. 

After a week of UWCL and Conti Cup action in England, our Matildas Abroad play their final club game before flying back home to Australia for our two-match series against the USA. 

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Manchester City is desperate to arrest the form slump they are currently in when they host Emily Gielnik's Aston Villa. 

Hayley Raso made her first appearance in City's 4-0 loss last week to Chelsea after a shoulder injury has seen the forward sidelined. 

City's midweek Conti Cup match against rivals Manchester United saw Gareth Taylor's City side struggle to beat United, losing 2-1. 

While City's injury woes have slowly seen their stars return to the line-up Alanna Kennedy suffered a thigh strain in City's last WSL game against Chelsea. 

The game kicks off on Saturday night at 10:30 pm AEDT.

Moving over to the other side of Manchester, United host ladder leaders Arsenal. 

After the Gunners dropped their first points of the season last weekend in a 1-1 all draw with the Spurs, Jonas Eidevall side will be hoping for a win to strengthen their lead at the top of the table with Chelsea just one point behind them. 

Caitlin Foord picked up a goal in Arsenal's midweek UWCL action; while Steph Catley came off the bench and picked up an assist on Arsenal's last goal to wrap up the game 3-0. 

Lydia Williams was in goals for Arsenal's UWCL game, keeping a clean sheet. 

United go into the game filled with confidence, having beat City 2-1 throughout the week. 

The game kicks off on Sunday night at 11:15 pm AEDT.

Sam Kerr's Chelsea will aim to collect their eighth successive win when they host Birmingham City.

City head into the game without a head coach, after Scott Booth was relieved of his duties with assistant head coach Tony Elliot will take charge of Birmingham. 

Birmingham sits in eleventh on the table with only one point to show for it.

Chelsea came off a midweek UWCL win, where Kerr was the lone goalscorer and will be looking to pick up a win at home before the international break to keep in touch with ladder leaders Arsenal. 

The game kicks off on Monday morning at 1:00 am AEDT.

The final game of the WSL sees Mackenzie Arnold and Tameka Yallop's West Ham United host Kyah Simon's Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs head into the game in fourth place after only suffering one defeat in the league this season, and holding ladder leaders Arsenal to a 1-1 all draw last weekend. 

The Hammers go into the game without a win in their last three WSL games, with West Ham unable to hold onto their two-goal lead last week against Reading with the game ending 2-2. 

Spurs come into the game after an emphatic 11-0 win during the week against Watford in the Conti Cup. 

The game kicks off on Monday morning at 2:00 am AEDT.

Moving over to France, Mary Fowler's Montpellier take on Bordeaux as fifth place takes on sixth place. 

Fowler was crucial to Montpellier's win last week, coming off the bench and scoring two goals in three minutes to help her side to a 3-0 win over Issy FF. 

Bordeaux come into the game off a 3-1 win last week, with both sides hoping a win is on the cards for their final game before the international break. 

The game kicks off on Sunday morning at 2:15 am AEDT.

Ellie Carpeneter's Lyon take on Issy FF in search of their ninth straight win of the D1 season. 

After beating rivals Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 last week, Lyon are in red hot form in domestic football. 

Catarina Macario and Melvine Malard have been key to Lyon's success thus far this season, with each scoring six goals so far. 

Sonia Bompastor's Lyon side faced their first defeat of the competitive season throughout the week in the UWCL, going down 1-0 to Bayern Munich.

The game kicks off on Sunday night at 10:45 pm AEDT.

Our last stop takes us to Denmark, with the last game of the basic game with some exciting showdowns to wrap up the season. 

Jenna McCormick's AGF host Aalborg, with the latter going into the game at the bottom of the table with no wins. 

At the end of the season, the two sides will meet yet again, with sides ranked seventh and eighth – with McCormick's AGF sitting in seventh – playing qualifying games against the top four teams from Division 1.

After these qualifying games, the two top teams will gain a spot in the Elitedivisionen 2022 season. 

This game kicks off on Saturday night at 11:00 pm AEDT.  

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Fortuna Hjørring closes out their regular season against third-place Brøndby IF.

Hjørring has clinched second place, with Brøndby unable to catch them, and thus earn a UEFA Women's Champions League spot for next season. 

Clare Wheeler was on the scoresheet in Fortuna Hjørring's 2-0 win last week, while Angie Beard's picked up an assist in the game. 

This game kicks off on Sunday night at 9:30 pm AEDT.