Spurs’ Under 18 side will face Crystal Palace in the Premier League South, on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:00am) at Hotspur Way. Crystal Palace are in fifth place in the Premier League South, with 25 points from 13 matches played. Last season Crystal Palace finished as runners up in the Premier League South, to Fulham, and in the last two competitive meetings between Spurs and Crystal Palace at this level, Crystal Palace have won both games 3-0. This will be a very difficult game for Spurs, who have an important FA Youth Cup fifth round tie against Wolverhampton Wanderers the following Saturday. However, it would be great for Spurs’ confidence going into that FA Youth Cup game, to get a good result against Crystal Palace tomorrow. My match report of the game will be out tomorrow, and I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game.
My predicted lineup: Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers (c), Hackett-Valton, Willhoft-King, Kyerematen, McKnight, Donley, Bloxham, Williams.
Subs from: Maguire, Linton, Andiyapan, Heaps, Amo-Ameyaw.
Previous meeting: Spurs 0-3.
My score prediction: 1-1.
My one to watch: Victor Akinwale. The Crystal Palace player and England Under 18 international, has scored 11 league goals and provided one assist from 12 Premier League South appearances this season.