Spurs Under 19’s versus Sporting Clube de Portugal: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 19 side face Portuguese side Sporting Clube de Portugal at Hotspur Way on Wednesday (the game starts at 13:00pm), in a UEFA Youth League group-stage fixture. Spurs have to win against a very good Sporting Clube de Portugal Under 19 side, to really have a chance of getting to the next stage of the competition. Sporting Clube de Portugal are top of the group, with eight points from four games played in the competition, while Spurs are in third place, with three points from four matches. Sporting Clube de Portugal won 2-0 against Spurs in the reverse fixture in September, in a game that the home side were much the better team in, on that occasion. Midfielder Matthew Craig is suspended for Spurs tomorrow, after being sent off in their last game in the competition. This will be an interesting game on Wednesday, and I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, McKnight, Dorrington, Andiyapan, Abbott, John (c), Devine, Mundle, Donley, Santiago, Lankshear.

Subs from: Hayton, Linton, Chaplin, Hall, Moore, Ajayi, Williams.

Injured/unavailable: Matthew Craig (suspended), Oliver Irow (international duty).

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 0-2.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Rodrigo Ribeiro. The Sporting Clube de Portugal forward has really impressed in the UEFA Youth League so far this season, and he has scored five goals and provided two assists from four appearances in the competition this season.

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