Spurs under 23’s versus Derby County: (match preview)

Spurs’ under 23 side are currently on a seven game unbeaten run in the Premier League 2, and Wayne Burnett’s side are still in with a chance of winning Division One. Spurs’ opponents on Monday (the game starts at 19:00pm) are Derby County who are currently two points behind Spurs in sixth place in the league. The game which takes place at the Loughborough University Stadium will be a very competitive one between two very good teams. Spurs lost 2-1 at home to Derby in the reverse fixture earlier on in the season despite going ahead early on in the game thanks to a goal from Alfie Devine. Spurs have the third best away form in the league this season after having picked up 17 points from nine games, whereas Derby have picked up 16 points from nine home games. Having seen a lot of the current Derby under 23 side play I have been impressed with defenders Harrison Solomon and Kornell McDonald, as well as creative midfielder Louie Sibley who in fact came off the bench to play for Derby’s first team at the weekend. Derby are a good footballing side and the Spurs defence will have to be alert during tomorrow’s match. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Lavinier, Marsh, Omole, Cirkin, Bowden (c), Thorpe, Bennett, Devine, Markanday, Etete.

Subs from: Kurylowicz, Muir, Pedder, Mukendi, Scarlett.

Injured/unavailable: Brooklyn Lyons-Foster (suspended).

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 1-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Derby forward Cameron Cresswell (21), who has scored four goals from 13 PL2 appearances this season. 

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