Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Tottenham v Middlesbrough

Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Tottenham's clash with Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon

Mark Lawrenson is tipping Tottenham to return to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Middlesbrough 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

The Lilywhites head into the game looking to bounce back to victory after their frustrating goalless draw with Southampton in midweek left them nine points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Tottenham head into this weekend’s round of games in second place in the Premier League table and nine points behind Chelsea.

Spurs will be expecting to win Saturday’s game as they look to get their Premier League title bid back on track.

And former Liverpool star Lawrenson is tipping the north London side to take all three points at White Hart Lane on Saturday afternoon.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Tottenham struggled to create chances at Sunderland and will consider that draw to be two points dropped.

“Middlesbrough will also try to shut them out but Spurs have been in great form at home and I do not see it happening.”

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Tottenham ended up in third place in the Premier League table last season after challenging surprise champions Leicester for much of the campaign.

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