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Glasgow City v Hibernian – Featured Match Preview – SWPL 1

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Date Time League Season
October 23, 2016 1:00 pm SWPL 1 2016

Excelsior Stadium, 23 October 2016, Kick-of: 1pm

The calculation is simple for Glasgow City. Avoid defeat and they make Scottish sporting history.

No Scottish side, female or male, has ever won the top flight ten seasons in a row. And if Glasgow City avoids defeat on Sunday, that is exactly what they will have done. City’s dominance of the Scottish domestic league has been incredible, barely losing a game over the past ten seasons, but they will be up against a Hibs side that continues to develop and will be disappointed that even if they beat City, the title will not be in their hands.

This is due to the fact that Glasgow City has won both encounters against Hibernian in the league this season, with their 4-0 win over their rivals back in August particularly impressive.

But, Hibs won the 2016 SWPL Cup Final and therefore know they can beat City.

Since City beat Hibs in August, both sides have won every single domestic game – with City not conceding a single goal. In fact, in the league, you have to go back to the 19th June 2016 for the last time City let in a goal. That was in their 3-0 defeat to Spartans.

The title situation is as follows. City need to lose both their last two matches whilst Hibernian need to win both their remaining games.

Both sides have secured their place in the 2017-18 UEFA Women’s Champions League and the two will meet for the last time this season in two weeks time when they fight for the 2016 SSE Scottish Cup.

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