Spurs Under 23’s versus Leeds United: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 23 side face Leeds United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, on Monday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm), in the Premier League 2. Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side haven’t won a league game this year, but the team who they face on Monday have been in quite good form of late, and in their last league game they beat Liverpool 3-0. Earlier on in the season when these two teams met in Yorkshire, Spurs won 4-2. However, Leeds had some good moments in that game, showing good character to draw level during the first half, after Spurs went 2-0 up. Former Spurs Academy player Dilan Markanday scored a wonderful hat-trick for Spurs that day, to help them to win the game 4-2. Leeds are a talented team, and with players like centre-forward Joe Gelhardt, midfielder Lewis Bate, and winger Sean McGurk all possible starters on Monday, Leeds could be a very difficult team to get a result against. Regardless of the fact that they are just two points above the relegation zone, in Premier League 2 Division one. This will be a great experience for the Spurs players, to once again get the opportunity to play at our excellent stadium. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: Oluwayemi, Lusala, Muir, Paskotši, Lavinier, White (c), Robson, Bennett, Devine, Santiago, Scarlett.

Substitutes from: Lo-Tutala, Dorrington, Kyerematen, Williams, Donley.

Injured/unavailable: Tobi Omole (suspended), Kallum Cesay (suspended), Malachi Fagan-Walcott (suspended).

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 4-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Sean McGurk (18). The Leeds United winger is a very skilful player, who has fine balance and skill on the ball. McGurk has scored two league goals from 14 appearances this season, and although he usually plays out wide, he can also play as a CAM. McGurk has really impressed me whenever I have seen him play in the past. 

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