After defeating Norwich City two – nil in their last Premier League South game before the international break, Matt Taylor’s Spurs under 18 side welcome Southampton to Hotspur Way on Saturday (the game starts at 11:30am) for their latest league game. Currently occupying sixth spot in the league table, Spurs have won four, drawn two and lost one of their opening seven league fixtures this season, while the visitors Southampton have picked up five points from their seven league games (they’ve accumulated two points from three away games). Spurs will be looking to record back to back wins again, and if they do so then they won’t be too far away from league leaders Crystal Palace. Last season Spurs beat Southampton two – nil at their Staplewood training ground, and six – one at Hotspur Way, in what was the final under 18 game before the season was curtailed. It will be interesting to see whether or not Alfie Devine plays on Saturday or whether he plays again for tar under 23’s, following his competitive debut for them against Derby County before the international break. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for this behind closed doors game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala (c), Lusala, Muir, Paskotši, Hackett, Cesay, Matthew Craig, Whittaker, Santiago, Mundle, Scarlett.
Subs from: Solberg, Michael Craig, Haysman, Carrington, Mathurin.
Previous meeting: Spurs 6-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.
My one to watch: 17 year old forward Sam Bellis, who has scored four goals from the five league games that he has played for Southampton’s under 18’s so far this season.