Spurs’ Under 23 side host Crystal Palace tomorrow (Monday) at Hotspur Way, in their latest Premier League 2 game. The match, which starts at 12:00pm, could be a very interesting one, as Crystal Palace beat Spurs 4-3 in the reverse fixture back in October of last year. Crystal Palace are four points and two places behind fourth placed Spurs in the league, in what is their first ever season in Premier League 2 Division One. Winger and England youth international Jesuran Rak-Sakyi was particularly impressive in the reverse fixture last year, and he will be a player to watch tomorrow. As are players like Nya Kirby (former Spurs Academy player), David Omilabu and recent signing Killian Phillips. It’s also worth noting that Crystal Palace’s Under 23 side has included some players with a lot of first team experience in recent games, such as Martin Kelly. So it will be interesting to see if their team tomorrow does include some players with first team experience. Spurs lost their most recent league game (against Everton), and they are without a win in their last three Premier League 2 matches. This will be a really interesting game, tomorrow, and my match report will be out later on after the game on Monday. I would like to wish Wayne Burnett’s side all the very best of luck for the match.
My predicted lineup: Oluwayemi, Lusala, Muir, Fagan-Walcott, Lavinier, Bowden, White (c), Robson, Devine, Bennett, Scarlett.
Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Paskotši, Matthew Craig, Mundle, Santiago.
Injured/unavailable: Tobi Omole, Kallum Cesay.
Previous meeting: Spurs 3-4.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Jesuran Rak-Sakyi (19). The Crystal Palace winger is a very creative player, who has already been involved in 14 league goals at Under 23 level, so far this season (11 goals and three assists). A very skilful player with good pace, the England youth international made his Premier League debut for Crystal Palace’s first team earlier on in the season.