Spurs Under 19’s versus Olympique de Marseille: (match preview)

On Wednesday afternoon (the game starts at 14:00pm), a Spurs Under 19 side will face French side Olympique de Marseille, at Hotspur Way in the 2022/23 edition of the UEFA Youth League. Spurs return to the UEFA Youth League for the first time since the 2019/20 season, following the Spurs senior side qualifying for the UEFA Champions League, last season. The UEFA Youth League is a brilliant competition, and one that is great for Spurs’ Under 19 side to be involved in again. Spurs have been drawn in a difficult group (it is the same as the group that the first team have been drawn in), with Eintracht Frankfurt and Sporting Clube de Portugal the other sides in the group. Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side will want to start the competition well, and it will be a very interesting game of football against Marseille, who have a great Academy set-up. The Spurs squad for the competition will mainly consist of players from the Spurs Under 18 side, but there will also likely be some players from the Spurs Under 23 side involved for Spurs in this competition. This should be a great match and I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for their opening game of the 2022/23 UEFA Youth League.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, Abbott, Dorrington, Sayers, Linton, Hall, John (c), Mundle, Donley, Bloxham, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Andiyapan, Chaplin, McKnight, Willhoft-King, Owen, Akhamrich. 

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: N/A.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Aylan Benyahia Tani (17). The talented Marseille forward has already featured on the bench for the Marseille senior side, last season. 

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