Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Burnley v Tottenham
The BBC Sport pundit is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to drop points against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday
Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham Hotspur will drop points in a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.
Spurs will make the trip to Burnley looking to extend their winning run to five games in the Premier League.
The Lilywhites have the opportunity to move to within two points of Manchester City and Liverpool FC with a victory at Turf Moor.
However, Tottenham haven’t lost a game to Burnley in their last nine meetings to highlight their dominance of this fixture.
Sean Dyche’s side endured a difficult first half of the season but Burnley have made big improvements in the current calender year.
Indeed, Burnley are one of two clubs in the Premier League that have successfully managed to remain unbeaten in the Premier League in 2019.
Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Burnley to take a point off Tottenham at Turf Moor on Saturday.
“It is great news for Tottenham that Harry Kane is back in training, although I would be surprised if he is thrown straight back in for this game,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“Spurs are on a good run, and have shown they do not rely on the England striker, but I see this trip as a very tough test for them.
“I have been very impressed with Burnley in recent weeks. They are unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day, and their performances have been as good as their results.
“A big improvement in the Clarets’ defence has played a big part in that and I don’t think they will give much away on Saturday either.”
Tottenham are looking to challenge for their first Premier League title this season.
Mauricio Pochettino has led Spurs to a top-four finish in their last three campaigns in the Premier League.
The Argentinian head coach replaced Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane in 2014.
Spurs are still waiting to win their first trophy under the Argentinian head coach.
Tottenham were 3-0 winners against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week.