After starting the new Premier League 2 season well, Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Under 23 side have a north London derby to play this Friday lunchtime (the game starts at 12:00pm) against Arsenal at Hotspur Way. Arsenal have won one and lost one from their opening two Premier League 2 matches of this season, recovering well from losing their opening game of the season 6-1 against West Ham, to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 last week. Meanwhile Spurs recorded a 2-2 draw with Chelsea in their first game before beating Leeds United 4-2 on Monday, in what was a fantastic game of football. Arsenal finished last season in tenth place in Division One of the Premier League 2, 12 points behind Spurs. However, they are a very talented side, and Kevin Betsy’s team includes the likes of regular goalscorer Mika Biereth, Omari Hutchinson, Marcelo Flores and Mazeed Ogungbo. Last season Spurs played really well in both meetings with Arsenal, and this will be another very competitive game tomorrow as Spurs look to build on a fantastic performance against Leeds United on Monday. It will be interesting to see what the team is on Friday, and whether Dane Scarlett will play following his involvement with the first team this season. I will be reporting on the game and I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Cesay, Lyons-Foster (c), Fagan-Walcott, Lavinier, Matthew Craig, White, John, Devine, Clarke, Markanday.
Subs from: Hayton, Muir, Michael Craig, Santiago, Mundle.
Injured/unavailable: Jamie Donley (suspended).
Previous meeting: 1-1.
My score prediction: Spurs 4-1.
My one to watch: Mika Biereth. The former Fulham forward was directly involved in over 30 goals for Fulham’s Under 18 side last season, and the recent Arsenal signing scored his first goal for their Under 23 side in their last match against Crystal Palace.