Spurs under 23’s versus Manchester City: (match preview)

On Friday evening Spurs’ under 23 side play Premier League 2 Division One champions Manchester City at their Academy Stadium in Manchester (the game starts at 19:00pm). It’s first versus second in the league, as league winners Manchester City, who are 12 points above Spurs, will be looking to extend their remarkable unbeaten run in the league, which started all the way back in early November of last year. It has also been a great season for Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side, and they will want to stay in second place in the league during the last two matches of the season (both of which are against Manchester City). Having scored an incredible 69 goals from their 22 league games this season, Manchester City’s talent going forward and also in midfield and defence, is very, very good. Clinical top scorer Liam Delap, has 20 goals from 18 appearances this season, while Cole Palmer has 11 goals and Felix Nmecha has scored 10. Manchester City play really good football, and going forward they will be difficult to defend against. Spurs impressively recorded a 4-1 victory over Liverpool at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last Friday, and that win will give them confidence going into this Fridays game, regardless of how difficult it will be to get a result. George Marsh’s three suspension has come to an end and he will be available to face Manchester City tomorrow, but regular goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi could miss out, as he came off with an injury in last Fridays game against Liverpool. I would like to wish the Spurs team all the very best of luck for what should be a very good game, involving two very good sides.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Kurylowicz, Lavinier, Lyons-Foster, Omole, Cirkin, Bowden (c), Devine, Bennett, Thorpe, Markanday, Richards.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Marsh, John, Pedder, Mundle.

Injured/unavailable: Dane Scarlett, Malachi Fagan-Walcott.

Doubtful: Josh Oluwayemi.

Previous meeting: Spurs 0-2.

My score prediction: 2-2.

My one to watch: Centre-forward Liam Delap (18), who has scored 20 goals from 18 Premier League 2 appearances this season.

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