Spurs’ Under 18 side will face a new team in the Premier League South this Saturday (the game starts at 12:00pm), when they take on Birmingham City at their Trillion Trophy Training Centre. Birmingham City were recently awarded Category One Academy status, and this is their first season playing in the Premier League South. They have lost both of their Under 18 matches so far this season, losing to Brighton and Southampton respectively. Spurs have also lost their two opening games of the season, losing 7-2 to Chelsea last time out, although Spurs did play quite a long part of that game with ten men. Saturday’s match is the last game that Spurs’ Under 18 side will play before the international break, and some of the players will be away on international duty during that time. As for me covering Saturday’s match however, I had sent emails off to Birmingham regarding attending the game, but unfortunately I haven’t heard back, so sadly I won’t be reporting on the match. However, I would like to wish the side all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, McKnight, Dorrington (c), Andiyapan, Hackett, Cassanova, Kyerematen, Mathurin, Haysman, Owen, Williams.
Subs from: Krasniqi, Bryan-Waugh, Torraj, Turner, Bloxham.
Injured/unavailable: Jamie Donley (suspended).
Previous meeting: N/A.
My score prediction: Spurs 4-2.
My one to watch: Jobe Bellingham (younger brother of Borussia Dortmund player Jude Bellingham). The Birmingham City player has scored two goals from two appearances for their Under 18 side this season, and he has also already made the bench for their first team this season.