Spurs under 19’s versus Olympiacos: (match preview)
Our under 19’s host Greek side Olympiacos at Hotspur Way on Tuesday afternoon in a crucial UEFA Youth League group stage encounter. Ryan’s Mason’s side must win tomorrow’s game if they are to stand any chance of progressing out of the group. Spurs are currently situated in third place in group B, three points behind second place Crvena zvezda who face top place Bayern Munich tomorrow afternoon. Olympiacos on the other hand sit in bottom place in the group, and they can not qualify having picked up only one point from their four group games (that point came in a 1-1 draw against Spurs). The heat played a big factor in Spurs drawing that reverse fixture. Tomorrow’s game is one in which I personally think that we will win relatively comfortably. However, that all relies on whether or not the inform Troy Parrott who is the top scorer in the competition this season is included in the squad. Some of the Olympiacos players to look out for tomorrow include centre forward Alexandros Voilis, right winger Georgios Fekkas, goalkeeper Konstantinos Tzolakis and central midfielder Giorgios Neofytidids. Unfortunately this important game is not being shown live on television however, I shall be in attendance and my in-depth match report will be out for the next day. This is a very big game for Ryan Mason’s young side and I would like to wish the lads all the very best of luck.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) De Bie, Eyoma, Lyons-Foster, Binks, Cirkin, Bowden (c) White, Markanday, Richards, Bennett, Parrott.
Subs from: Oluwayemi, Lusala, Fagan-Walcott, Maghoma, Pochettino, Robson, Whittaker.
Injured/unavailable: Nile John, Michael Craig, Kion Etete.
Doubtful: Enock Asante, Matthew Craig, Dane Scarlett.
Previous meeting: 1-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 5-0.
My one to watch: Olympiacos’ physical centre forward Alexandros Voilis. The 19 year old impressed me in the reverse group fixture.