Mark Lawrenson reveals his prediction for Tottenham v Newcastle
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Tottenham and Newcastle United to play out a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Saturday
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United to play out a 1-1 draw at Wembley in the Premier League on Saturday.
Spurs head into the game on the back of their 2-1 win over Watford in midweek as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to keep up their push for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
The north London side currently find themselves in third place in the Premier League table and just two points behind Manchester City and seven points behind leaders Liverpool FC.
Spurs have won three and lost two of their last five games in the Premier League and they will be keen to claim the three points on Saturday and potentially move into second place before Manchester City host Arsenal on Sunday.
However, former Liverpool FC star Lawrenson seems to think that Newcastle United, who beat Manchester City last week, are likely to earn a point at Wembley.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Newcastle got an excellent win against Manchester City on Tuesday, but it did leave me looking at the Magpies players and wondering where that type of performance has been all season?
“That is the one thing I always wonder about teams that pull out results like that against the top sides.
“I know City didn’t play well but it is a little bit bizarre when you compare Newcastle’s display to some of their other home games this season.
“Tottenham, meanwhile, left it late to come back and beat Watford but it was one of their best results for a while when you consider the players they had missing.
“I think Spurs will find it tough going again on Saturday.
“That win over City was such a good one for Newcastle that it would not surprise me if they did something similar at Wembley, sitting in to nick a point.
“Last season, when the Magpies got a very good result they followed it up by stringing a little run together and I can see something similar happening here.”
Tottenham are still aiming to win their first major trophy under Mauricio Pochettino and they were knocked out of the League Cup by Chelsea FC in the semi-finals last month.