Bravos Ladies v Knights Ladies
A very crucial day for Bravos Ladies awaits them on Matchday 5. It’s a double matchday and, as we all know, a double Matchday is the ultimate test of a team’s quantity and quality. Their first test of the day is Knights Ladies. Last matchday, both teams shared the points with Bravos Knights the slightly better of the two sides especially in the closing stages. A repeat performance would most likely get them a win and they know they can settle for anything less.
Knights Ladies are 2nd on the Female Table and need just a draw to qualify for the playoffs for a Female League record 3-times in a row as they fight to reclaim the tile they lost last season. The Ladies in Black claim their midseason slump is behind them and they’re ready to close out the Regular Season just as they started it, with a bang. History favours them in this fixture. Both sides have met on 3 occasions with Knights Ladies winning 2 and drawing 1. While both wins came last season when Knights Ladies were at their peak and Bravos Ladies were at their worst, inspiration can still be drawn from that.
Bravos Ladies v Saints Ladies
Bravos Ladies’ second test of the day comes against a Saints Ladies team that have struggled for consistency this season. While Saints still retain some of the players that were key to their success last season, they seem to be a team only capable of performing at a top level when the stakes are high. Against Bravos Ladies, well, the stakes couldn’t be higher. A loss to Bravos Ladies would see them get leapfrogged and knocked into 4th place, a position they haven’t been in since 2016.
Bravos Ladies are a much improved side but it remains to be seen if they can play their cards right and handle these two games in the best possible ways. Historically, 73% teams that have played in a double matchday have won at least one of the two games. History favours them on the day, now it’s their turn to favour themselves.