Spurs’ Under 18 side face Brighton & Hove Albion at Hotspur Way on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:30am), in their latest Premier League South fixture. Stuart Lewis’ Spurs side won their last competitive match 3-1 away to a very good Liverpool side in the Under 18 Premier League Cup, and that was a very impressive result. Spurs won their home fixture with Brighton at this level last season, before recording a draw with Brighton in the reverse fixture. Brighton are a difficult team to play against, and Spurs will be hoping to return to winning ways after losing their last two Premier League South matches. This should be a great game, and it will be the first of three Spurs matches on Saturday, that I’ll be in attendance for. I will watch the majority of the Brighton game, before then watching the start of the Spurs Under 21’s Premier League 2 fixture against Blackburn Rovers (also at Hotspur Way), and then the first team game against Leicester City. However, I would like to wish the Spurs Under 18 side all the very best of luck for their fixture with Brighton on Saturday.
My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter (c), Abbott, Chaplin, Andiyapan, Linton, Willhoft-King, Hall, McKnight, Bloxham, Akhamrich, Williams.
Subs from: Krasniqi, Roswell, Olusesi, Moore, Irow.
Previous meeting: 3-3.
My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.
My one to watch: Joshua Duffus. The second year scholar and forward impressed in both Premier League South fixtures with Spurs last season. Joshua Duffus has already scored one goal and provided two assists for Brighton’s Under 18 side, so far this season.