Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Leicester v Tottenham

BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson is backing Tottenham Hotspur to share the spoils with Leicester City on Saturday afternoon

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Mark Lawrenson is tipping Tottenham Hotspur to play out a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off at the King Power Stadium.

The Lilywhites will make the trip to the former Premier League champions looking to secure successive top-flight wins for the first time this term.

Tottenham were emphatic 4-0 winners against Crystal Palace last time out, although star striker Harry Kane didn’t find the net.

Spurs have drawn with defending Premier League champions Manchester City and north London rivals Arsenal in the current campaign.

Tottenham’s only Premier League defeat so far was a 1-0 loss to Newcastle United at their new stadium.

Leicester lost their first Premier League game of the season last weekend following a 1-0 defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is backing Tottenham to share the spoils with Leicester at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

“I was surprised by Leicester’s lack of threat in their defeat at Manchester United last week,” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.

“The Foxes were very neat and tidy, but there was not much of an end product, and they will have to put that right here.

“Tottenham have got their own issues, after throwing away a 2-0 lead against Olympiakos on Wednesday night.

“They did the same at Arsenal in the Premier League at the start of September and this time Mauricio Pochettino gave his side a bit of a shellacking afterwards.”

Lawrenson added: “Spurs have been very up and down so far this season, but I don’t think they have too much to worry about – they are a good side, with some quality players.

“Sometimes you just start the season slowly – it happened to Liverpool sometimes in my time there – but the most important thing is how you finish the campaign, not how you start it.

“You just know Spurs are going to have a run where they win loads of games, but they might have to wait a bit longer to get up and running.”

Tottenham are in third place in the Premier League table and ahead of Leicester on goal difference.

Spurs played out a 2-2 draw with Olympiacos in Greece in their opening Champions League group-stage fixture on Wednesday night.

Tottenham have finished in the Premier League’s top four in the last four seasons under the Argentinian head coach. However, Spurs haven’t won a trophy under Pochettino.

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