Spurs under 18’s versus Aston Villa: (match preview)
Our under 18’s return to league action tomorrow when they host Aston Villa at Hotspur Way. Matt Taylor’s side will be looking to bounce back from last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Ham United in the premier league cup. So far Spurs have won three and lost three league games, and they currently sit in fifth place in the premier league south. Last season we did the double over tomorrow’s opponents, beating them 6-1 at home and 3-2 away. The ‘ Villains ‘ sit in seventh place in the league table after having a mixed start to the season. Some of the Aston Villa players to look out for tomorrow include forward and top scorer so far this campaign, Jaden Philogene-Bidace. Another player to loook our for is Charlie Farr and striker Aaron Pressley, as well as defender Paul Appiah who has played in five of Aston Villa’s six league games this season. This will be another tough game for Spurs but hopefully they’ll have Luis Binks back captaining the side for tomorrow’s game which would be a big boost after his recent spell with the development side. Also Dennis Cirkin should return from injury for this game after he played against Bayern Munich under 19’s in midweek. If I remember correctly Aston Villa usually play with quite a lot of width at this level, and they like to pump the ball into the danger zone. My in-depth match report of the game will be out tomorrow evening. I would like to wish all of our lads all the very best of luck for this important game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Kurylowicz, Lusala, Walcott, Binks (c), Cirkin, Robson, Cooper, Bennett, Pedder, Whittaker, Etete.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Cesay, Muir, Santiago, Asante.
Injured/unavailable: Michael Craig.
Doubtful: Jeremy Kyezu, Matthew Craig, Nile John, J’Neil Bennett.
Previous meeting: Spurs 3-2.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.
My one to watch: Aston Villa forward Jaden Philogene-Bidace who has scored five league goals for the ‘ Villains ‘ so far this season.