Everton v Birmingham City
The FA WSL
7.45pm, Wednesday 15 May 2013
Everton Ladies were pipped to a Champions League berth by Birmingham last season, but Toffees manager Andy Spence has dispelled any suggestion that Wednesday's game is a chance to settle scores.
He said: "It's certainly not a case of revenge, but considering our results against Birmingham were decent last year, we'll be looking to put in a good performance on Wednesday."
Everton fell one point short of second spot in the 2012 WSL under former boss Mo Marley and her successor, Spence, has suggested this season will be even more competitive.
He added: "Come the end of the season, two wins, six points will probably separate five, six, seven teams - that's how close it's going to be. Every point matters, you've got to focus on that."
Indeed, the unpredictable nature of this season's WSL was evident recently when last season's bottom club, Liverpool, ran out 4-0 winners at reigning champions Arsenal.
"We should have seen that coming, though," said Spence. "It's no shock, no surprise."
Birmingham are yet to win a game in League so far, following successive draws in their opening fixtures.
The Blues stumbled to defeat in Saturday's Continental Cup clash with Arsenal, but captain Laura Bassett believes their first victory is just around the corner.
She said: "There were so many positives [against Arsenal], the hard work and the quality of the chances we created.
"I don't think we need to make massive changes going into Wednesday, it's just concentrating and making sure we do our jobs for 90 minutes."