Spurs under 23’s versus Villarreal B: (match preview)
After almost three weeks without a competitive game Wayne Burnett’s development squad return to action on Tuesday evening. When they host Spanish club Villarreal B at Broadhall way in our second group stage game of this seasons Premier league international cup. An intriguing tournament which provides young English sides the opportunity to face some of Europe’s most exciting young teams, tomorrows game will be one in which are players will really be up for. Following on from our previous group game back in August, which ended in an enthralling 7-2 victory over West Ham. Burnett’s side will be looking to bolster their chances of making the knockout stages with victory over the ‘yellow submarines’. It’s difficult to know how Miguel Álvarez’s side will lineup for tomorrows game, the Valencia based side who play in the Segunda División B know this competition well. Having won it in 2016 as well as having competed in it for the last four seasons. A win for Villarreal over us would secure their place in the knockout stages after picking up wins over West Ham and Benfica. On a more positive note for our lads, the Spanish side are without a win in five games. I will be reporting on tomorrows game from the Lamex stadium and shall have my match report ready for the following morning. A quick side note due to fixture clashes with first team games, I will sadly be unable to attend the following two under 23 fixtures after this game, against Chelsea and Manchester City respectively. COYS
Absentees: Japhet Tanganga (international duty), Marcus Edwards (international duty).
Doubtful: (Based on players that missed out on the Derby under 23 game due to injury). Nick Tsaroulla, Dylan Duncan, Jaden Brown, Jonathan Dinzeyi.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Austin, Eyoma, Marsh, C.Maghoma, Bennetts, Skipp, Pritchard(c), S.Shashoua, Roles, Georgiou, Harrison.
Subs from: Whiteman, Lyons-Foster, Amos, Tracey, Sterling.
My score prediction: 3-1 to Spurs.
One to watch: Uruguayan youth international and striker, Franco Acosta.