Spurs Under 18’s versus West Bromwich Albion: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will face West Bromwich Albion, tomorrow afternoon (the game starts at 13:00pm on Friday), at Hotspur Way, in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup. Spurs defeated Ipswich Town to reach round four of the prestigious competition. West Brom actually beat Spurs 5-0 in the fifth round of this competition, last season, and have already beaten Spurs 4-3 in the league already during the 2021/22 season. This will be a very tough game for Spurs, who will already know how difficult West Brom can be to play against at this level, although Spurs are currently four points and three places above them in the Premier League South table. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game on Friday. If they do progress past West Brom, then they will face Wolverhampton Wanderers in the fifth round of the competition. 

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett, Willhoft-King, Kyerematen, McKnight, Devine (c), Amo-Ameyaw, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Andiyapan, Abbott, Linton, Davies, Bloxham, Donley.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-4.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-2.

My one to watch: Reyes Cleary. The forward (17) has been in excellent form for West Brom, at Academy level this season. Cleary has scored seven Premie League 2 goals from 11 appearances for West Brom’s Under 23 side this season, plus an additional ten league goals for the club’s Under 18 side.

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

Spurs’ Under 23 side will play their first competitive game of 2022, when they face Manchester United at Leigh Sports Village, on Monday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm). Wayne Burnett’s side are currently in third place in the league standings, while Manchester United are in seventh place in Division One. When these two teams met in the league back in October, Wayne Burnett’s side won the match 1-0, but it was a very close and competitive game. Manchester United are a team of very talented players, such as Shola Shoretire, Charlie McNeill and Alvaro Fernandez. This will be another tough game, but Spurs are in great form at this level and if they play like they have recently then they have a good chance of getting a good result. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: Lo-Tutala, Lavinier, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Markanday, John, Devine, Clarke. 

Subs from: Oluwayemi, Paskotši, Matthew Craig, Michael Craig, Santiago. 

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 1-0.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Shola Shoretire. The Manchester United forward really impressed in the reverse fixture in October, and his skill on the ball was very good. Shoretire has scored four goals and provided two assists from ten Premier League 2 appearance this season. 

Spurs Under 18’s versus Arsenal: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will play their first competitive game of 2022, when they face Arsenal on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:00am). The game which will take place at Arsenal’s training centre, is the first competitive meeting between the two sides at this level this season. Spurs won 2-0 against Arsenal near the start of last season, before losing 4-1 in the reverse fixture. Arsenal are three places and seven points above Spurs in the league, in sixth place in the Premier League South. Always very competitive games at this level, the game on Saturday should be no different. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett, Willhoft-King, Cassanova (c), McKnight, Haysman, Hall, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Andiyapan, Linton, Davies, Bloxham.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 1-4.

My score prediction: 2-2. 

My one to watch: Khayon Edwards. The second year scholar has scored nine league goals and provided three assists for Arsenal at this level, so far this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Ipswich Town: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side face Ipswich Town in the third round of the prestigious FA Youth Cup, on Thursday (the game starts at 19:00pm) at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium. Stuart Lewis’ Spurs side face a difficult opening game in the competition, with Ipswich likely to be difficult to win against. Spurs have not won a competitive game of football at this level in any of their last four matches. Meanwhile Ipswich Town, are in second place in the Professional Development League and are doing well this season. This will be a very interesting game of football, in this famous competition. I will be reporting on the game, and I would like to wish the Spurs side all the very best of luck for the match. Here’s hoping that Spurs will go far in the competition this season.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers (c), Hackett, Willhoft-King, Davies, McKnight, Haysman, Torraj, Bloxham.

Subs from: Hayton, Andiyapan, Linton, Abbott, Owen, Hall, Irow.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: N/A.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Ipswich Town centre-forward Tyrese Osbourne.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Leicester City: (match preview)

Stuart Lewis’ Spurs Under 18 side host Leicester City at Hotspur Way on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:30am), in a Premier League South game. Spurs lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace in their last league game, last Saturday, while Leicester won 7-0 against Norwich City. This will be a difficult game for Spurs, as Leicester are in third place in the league, with 22 points from ten games, and they are also in good form of late. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for their final league match of 2021, and my match report of the game will be out later on, on Saturday.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers (c), Andiyapan, Heaps, Kyerematen, McKnight, Amo-Ameyaw, Owen, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Linton, Torraj, Willhoft-King, Bloxham.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 1-3.

My score prediction: 2-2.

My one to watch: Kian Pennant. The Leicester City player has scored eight league goals and provided four assists from ten Premier League South games this season.

Spurs Under 18’s versus Crystal Palace: (match preview)

Spurs’ Under 18 side will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel south of the river to face Crystal Palace in the Premier League South, on Saturday morning (the game starts at 11:00am). Spurs have lost their last two competitive games at this level, and they lost 4-0 away to Fulham in the Premier League Cup last Saturday. Tomorrow’s game at Crystal Palace’s training ground will be another difficult one, as Crystal Palace finished as runners up in the Premier League South last season, although Spurs did win 5-1 away to them in the league during that season. This will be an interesting game, but unfortunately I will be unable to watch it, as I’ll be at Hotspur Way watching the Under 23 side face Manchester City. I would however, like to wish Stuart Lewis’ side all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Gunter, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Sayers, Hackett, Cassanova (c), Kyerematen, McKnight, Davies, Torraj, Williams.

Subs from: Hayton, Linton, Haysman, Heaps, Bloxham.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 0-3. 

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Victor Akinwale. The England Under 18 international has scored ten league goals and provided one assist for Crystal Palace’s Under 18 side so far this season, from nine appearances.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Manchester City: (match preview)

On Saturday (the game starts at 12:00pm) Spurs host the reigning Premier League 2 Division One champions – Manchester City, at Hotspur Way, in their latest Premier League 2 game. Wayne Burnett’s Spurs side go into this game in good form, having won four of their last five league games, while Manchester City have only won one of their last five league games, and are now one place behind Spurs in the table, in fourth place. Spurs won 3-1 away to Manchester City in the league back in October, and they’ll be hoping to keep up their fine run of form tomorrow. Manchester City are a very good team, and with players like Cole Palmer, James McAtee and Kayky, they will be very difficult to win against. However, Cole Palmer and James McAtee made the bench for Manchester City’s first team in midweek, and with their first team playing again on Saturday, it will be interesting to see if they make the first team squad again. Spurs played very well against Everton last Friday when they won 4-0 at The Lamex Stadium, and tomorrow they’ll be looking to impress once again. I will be reporting on Saturday’s match, and would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Lavinier, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Markanday, John, Santiago, Clarke.

Subs from: Oluwayemi, Matthew Craig, Michael Craig, Mundle, Mukendi.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: Dane Scarlett.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 

My one to watch: James McAtee. If he does play against Spurs on Saturday then the 19 year old will be a player for Spurs to watch. The CAM was outstanding against Spurs at Hotspur Way, in their final competitive Under 23 game of last season, and McAtee has already scored 11 league goals and provided two assists this season. 

Spurs Under 18’s versus Fulham: (match preview)

In their final Premier League Cup group stage game of this season, Spurs travel to Surrey to play Fulham at their Motspur Park training ground on Saturday (the game starts at 11:00am). This is the second time that they have faced Fulham in competitive competition at this level this season, with the first meeting (a league game) ending with Spurs losing 4-2 on the opening day of the season. Last seasons Premier League South winners Fulham have so far picked up 18 points from ten league games this season, and they have a very good home record. Spurs lost 3-0 to Southampton in their last competitive game at this level, and while it will be difficult to progress to the quarter-finals of this seasons Premier League Cup, a win tomorrow would be a good achievement. Spurs lost their opening group game 3-1 away to Leeds United, before recording a 0-0 draw with Stoke City at Hotspur Way. This will be an interesting game and I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for the match.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Hayton, Bryan-Waugh, Dorrington, Andiyapan, Linton, Cassanova (c), Davies, McKnight, Haysman, Bloxham, Donley.

Subs from: Gunter, Abbott, Kyerematen, Torraj, Williams.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-4.

My score prediction: 2-2.

My one to watch: Oliver Sanderson. The Fulham player has scored seven league goals and provided two assists from nine league appearances this season.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Everton: (match preview)

After impressively winning 4-1 away against Leicester City on Monday evening in the Premier League 2, Spurs’ Under 23 side have another league game to look forward to this week. Wayne Burnett’s side will welcome Everton to Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium on Friday evening (the game starts at 19:00pm) and a win for Spurs could lift them up to third place in the league table. Everton are five points and four places behind Spurs in Divison One, and they are unbeaten in their last four competitive games. Spurs beat Everton 2-1 and recorded a 0-0 draw with them in the league last season. Everton are a side who will try and make it difficult for Spurs to try and play their passing style of football, but the team from Merseyside also play good football and are effective at it too. Centre-forward Ellis Simms is a player that the Spurs defence will have to watch closely tomorrow if he does play, as he is very clinical in-front of goal. This will be an interesting game of football tomorrow, and I look forward to reporting on it. I would like to wish the team all the very best of luck for the game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Lo-Tutala, Lavinier, Fagan-Walcott, Omole, Cesay, Lyons-Foster, White (c), Markanday, John, Mundle, Clarke.

Subs from: Solberg, Paskotši, Matthew Craig, Michael Craig, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: Dane Scarlett.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 2-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 2-1.

My one to watch: Ellis Simms. The 20 year old centre-forward who scored ten league goals in 23 league appearances on loan at Blackpool last season, is a clinical centre-forward who has always impressed me in the past. Simms has a great goalscoring record at Academy level for Everton.

Spurs Under 23’s versus Leicester City: (match preview)

Wayne Burnett’s Spurs Under 23 side travel up to the English Midlands on Monday for their meeting with Leicester City, in the Premier League 2 (the game starts at 19:00pm). Spurs recorded a 1-1 draw against Brighton, in their last league game, but it was a game in which they were the better team in. Leicester City have picked up 13 points from ten league games this season, and they are unbeaten in their last three league games. Leicester have quite a good record at home against us at this level, and with players like Wanya Marcal-Madivadua, Shane Flynn and Josh Eppiah in their Under 23 side, this will be another tough game for Spurs. Dilan Markanday recently won the Premier League 2 player of the month award, which was really well deserved. Hopefully Dilan will get more minutes for the Under 23 side this evening, and then hopefully feature for the first team on Thursday. I would like to wish Spurs all the very best of luck for today’s game.

My predicted lineup: (4-2-3-1) Oluwayemi, Cesay, Paskotši, Fagan-Walcott, Lavinier, Lyons-Foster, White, Clarke, John, Markanday, Scarlett.

Subs from: Lo-Tutala, Omole, Matthew Craig, Mundle, Santiago.

Injured/unavailable: N/A.

Doubtful: N/A.

Previous meeting: Spurs 3-1.

My score prediction: Spurs 3-1.

My one to watch: Wanya Marcal-Madivadua. The midfielder has scored three league goals and provided one assist from nine appearances this season.