Spurs’ Under 23 side recorded a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers, in their most recent Premier League 2 game, last week. Now this week they travel up to Southport to face an Everton side who haven’t lost a competitive game in the Premier League 2, since losing to Spurs 4-0, in the reverse fixture back in November. Spurs were by far the better team in that game, and as they haven’t lost a competitive game since October, they’ll be hoping to extend their unbeaten run to nine games tonight. Everton have picked up 20 points from 17 league game this season, and David Unsworth’s side currently occupy eighth place in the league. This will be yet another tough game for Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side, who have only ever won one game away to Everton since the start of the Premier League 2 in 2016. Spurs will have to watch Everton forwards Thomas Cannon and Ellis Simms, closely, throughout the game this evening (the match starts at 19:00pm). I will be travelling up to Southport today, to report on the game. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Lavinier, Muir, Fagan-Walcott, Matthew Craig, White (c), Michael Craig, Clarke, Devine, Bennett, Santiago.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Lusala, Paskotši, Mundle, Robson.
Injured/unavailable: Kallum Cesay (suspended), Tobi Omole (suspended).
Previous meeting: Spurs 4-0.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Ellis Simms. The 21 year old centre-forward enjoyed a successful time on loan at Blackpool, last season, when he got into double figures for goals. Simms is a clinical centre-forward who has always had a good goalscoring record at Academy level for Everton. He started the last match for the Everton Under 23 side, which was against Liverpool.