Arsenal v Bristol Academy
The FA WSL
2pm, Sunday 8 September 2013
Bristol Academy manager Mark Sampson is in confident mood ahead of their showdown with Arsenal on Sunday.
Sampson's side head into their crunch match just two points and a place behind the second-placed north Londoners - but the Vixens also have a game in hand.
Sampson said: "We will go into it full of confidence in the belief we can get a result.
"We are a team, from one to eleven, and there is no reason why we can't go and win.
"They are a great team but we are full of belief."
Sampson's confidence stems from a run of five wins from six, the latest coming away at Chelsea on Thursday night.
And while Bristol cruised their way to a 3-1 victory at a ground where leaders Liverpool lost and Arsenal only narrowly won this season, the Gunners only drew 0-0 at home to Lincoln Ladies.
The week's results have set up an intriguing battle this Sunday and Sampson is pleased with his side's form.
He added: "Liverpool lost at Chelsea while Arsenal only edged it - we had the game won by half time.
"So we're full of confidence. Listen, Arsenal are a great team full of world-class players and it will be a very hard game.
"But we are in good form. We run a lot and that can be hard for anybody to live with.
"We are competitive and we will go and really give it our best shot."