Mark Lawrenson predicts who will win between Spurs and Watford


BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Watford this afternoon.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s side head into the fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium unbeaten in the Premier League having beaten Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers in their opening fixtures.

Top flight newcomers Watford arrive in North London having taken all three points against Aston Villa, but suffered a defeat at Brighton last weekend.

Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will run out comfortable winners against the Hornets to maintain their 100% top flight record.

He told BBC Sport: “Harry Kane is staying. That is a big tick for the Tottenham supporters. They gave the striker a fantastic reception when he came off the bench against Wolves at Molineux. In the end, Daniel Levy has won another battle, so well done to him.

“Nuno Espirito Santo has made a good start but they know they are not favourites to finish in the top four. Maybe this is the year they break back in. The problem with Tottenham is that they look very good and seem to be fine but then all of a sudden have a run of strange results.

“Watford are back in the Premier League having been in and out of the top flight. A lot of their season will depend on their home form because I don’t see them picking up too many points on the road. Like Brentford and Norwich, it will be tough for them.

“Lawro’s prediction: 3-0.”

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The return of Harry Kane to the side has proven to be a huge boost and he will relish the opportunity to open his Premier League account against Watford tomorrow.

The Tottenham defenders will have to be ready for the physical threat posed by the likes of Troy Deeney, but on paper, this should be a Spurs win all day long.

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