Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth tomorrow.
Tottenham head to the south coast for an early kick against the Cherries, who have one point to their name so far having drawn at home to West Ham United and suffered a 3-1 defeat at Liverpool last time out.
Ange Postecoglou’s side come into the fixture on a high having beaten Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur last weekend and are looking for their first win on the road in the new campaign having played out a 2-2 draw at Brentford in their last away game.
Merson believes that it will be a case of Tottenham still seeking their first three points away from home by predicting that the North Londoners will play out a score draw.
Will Tottenham beat Bournemouth?
He told SportsKeeda: “I really liked the way Tottenham played against Manchester United last week. You’re going to get goals when Tottenham play this season. Man United also had chances last week against them and got plenty of shots away.
“Bournemouth did very well in their first 20 minutes against Liverpool and flew out of the traps. Tottenham play very nice football, but they do give you an opportunity.
“Bournemouth will certainly have a go, and they aren’t going to sit back and defend. This is going to be an entertaining game, and I think it’ll end in a draw.
“Prediction: Bournemouth 2-2 Tottenham Hotspur.”
Tottenham need to be picking up three points from these matches, with the greatest respect to Bournemouth if they hold any ambition of a top six finish and a return to European football.
The feel-good factor among the fans was clear to see in N17 last weekend and it could come crashing back down to earth with a bump if the result does not go out way.
One thing is certainly clear, there is still a lot of work that needs to be done in the transfer window – both in terms of incoming and outgoings.
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