Our under 23 side return to Premier League 2 action on Friday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm), when Spurs take on Brighton at the AMEX Elite Football Performance Centre, in Lancing. Spurs’ last Premier League 2 game saw them beat Liverpool 4-3 in a pulsating game of football, and Wayne Burnett’s side are only five points off league leaders and reigning champions Chelsea in the league table. Today’s hosts Brighton are one point behind Spurs in the league on 16 points, and we have actually never beaten them in the Premier League 2. A well structured side who play good football, we recorded a 1-1 draw with Brighton at Hotspur Way in our first league game of the season. Some Brighton players that the Spurs players will have to be aware of this evening include midfielder Teddy Jenks who has scored four goals from 12 league appearances this season, also summer signing from Wigan Athletic Jensen Weir is another player who has an eye for goal, while forward Stefan Vukoje is another player who is potent going forward. Spurs will be without captain Jubril Okedina and Jack Clarke who have both left the club this month to join Cambridge United and Stoke City respectively, however, Kazaiah Sterling has returned to Spurs following the end of his loan at Southend United, and I would imagine that he could well play some part in the game against Brighton. As with all games in this league, this will be a tough one. However, Spurs were in good form in 2020, on the whole, and they’ll be hoping to continue that into this year. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for today’s game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Austin, Marsh, Lyons-Foster, Omole, Lavinier, Bowden (c), White, Markanday, Devine, Bennett, Etete.
Subs from: Oluwayemi, Skinner, Thorpe, Pochettino, Mukendi.
Previous meeting: N/A.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Former Wigan Athletic player Jensen Weir. The midfielder has scored four goals from 12 Premier League 2 appearances for Brighton this season.