Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Burnley v Tottenham
Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to Tottenham's Premier League clash with Burnley on Saturday afternoon
Mark Lawrenson is tipping Burnley to hold Tottenham to a 1-1 draw in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Turf Moor.
Spurs head into the game looking to keep up their good run of form in the top flight as Mauricio Pochettino’s men look to keep the pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea.
Tottenham are currently second in the table, having won seven of their last 10 games, as well as their last three matches on the trot.
Pochettino is aiming to guide the Lilywhites to Champions League qualification for the second successive season after Spurs finished third last term.
However, Burnley will be desperate for points as the look to fight off relegation this season.
And former Liverpool star Lawrenson feels that Sean Dyche’s men are likely to get a point from Saturday’s Premier League game.
Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawrenson said: “Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli both scored for Tottenham in their last game against Southampton and, with Harry Kane injured, it is important they both continue to chip in with goals.
“But I think Spurs will miss Kane more at Turf Moor, and Burnley will give them a real test, as they have done to all the top teams.
“The Clarets have already beaten Liverpool and drawn with Chelsea at home, and were a bit unlucky to lose to Arsenal and Manchester City.
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“Nobody has gone to Burnley and rolled Sean Dyche’s team over, and I think they will pick up another point here as they keep edging towards Premier League safety.”
Tottenham, who were knocked out of the Champions league group stage last year, head into Saturday’s game 10 points behind Chelsea, having beaten Southampton 2-1 last time out.