6. Wolverhampton Wanderers v Solihull

Divisional rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and  Solihull meet in tie number 6 of the FA Women’s Cup first round. Both clubs compete in Midlands Division One of the FA Women’s Premier League, with Wolves currently sitting in second place in the table and Solihull ninth.

Wolves have been drawn against Midlands Division One teams in every round of the competition so far – Loughborough Foxes and Sporting Khalsa provided the opposition in the third and fourth qualifying rounds respectively. Solihull have only played lower league opposition so far and are yet to concede a goal in this year’s tournament.

The clubs have already met in the Premier League this season, the fixture in October resulted in a comfortable 6-0 victory for Wolves. Jade Moore was the hat-trick hero on this occasion, and Jessica Davis, Laura McQuilkin and Amber Quick each netted once.

Wolves have already matched last year’s cup run by reaching the first round proper. They were beaten at this stage last season by another Midlands Division One team, Long Eaton United.

My prediction: Wolves have already had a big win over Solihull this season, and are comfortably ahead of them in the league table. I don’t see any reason why that form shouldn’t continue here, so I’m predicting a home win.

The stats

Wolverhampton Wanderers

WPL, Midland Division One (level 4)
League form: w7 d0 l1 gd+17 = 2nd place out of 12

2016/17 FA Cup
3Q – Loughborough Foxes (level 4) 2-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
4Q – Sporting Khalsa (4) 2-4 (aet) Wolverhampton Wanderers

2015/16 FA Cup
3Q – Wolverhampton Wanderers 9-0 Handsworth (6)
4Q – The New Saints (5) 0-3 Wolverhampton Wanderers
1R – Long Eaton United (5) 3-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers


WPL, Midland Division One (level 4)
League form: w3 d0 l4 gd-1 = 9th place out of 12

2016/17 FA Cup
3Q – Oadby & Wigston (level 6) 0-6 Solihull
4Q – Solihull 3-0 Burton Albion (5)

2015/16 FA Cup


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