Berbatov predicts Tottenham will be back in fourth place by Sunday evening

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Dimitar Berbatov has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will go above their North London rivals Arsenal after this weekend’s matches. 

Tottenham looked to be the favourites to clinch fourth spot until a couple of weeks ago, particularly given their easier run-in compared to their rivals’.

However, the North Londoners have subsequently taken just one point from their clashes against Brighton and Brentford.

Arsenal, on the other hand, have managed back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Manchester United on the back of three straight defeats against Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton.

That has meant the Gunners are now two points clear of Antonio Conte’s men, with five games left in the campaign.

Berbatov believes Spurs will go above Mikel Arteta’s side on goal difference this weekend. The former Tottenham striker predicted the Lilywhites to overcome Leicester at home and Arsenal to be held to a draw by West Ham at the London Stadium.

The Bulgarian told The Metro: “I want to see Spurs in the Champions League, I want to see Conte deliver a top-four spot and on top of that I want them to build a winning mentality. 

“At home, they should beat Leicester who have a big game coming up next week in the Europa Conference. Prediction 2-0.”

On Arsenal’s clash against West Ham, Berbatov said: “This will be a good game. West Ham have a massive game in the Europa League next week, so I think they will be more focused on that. However, I can see it being a draw. Prediction 1-1.”

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It is wishful thinking to expect West Ham to get a draw, given that they played in Germany on Thursday. The Hammers will have to overcome a deficit in the second leg, and so one would expect David Moyes to rest his key players.

Arsenal will certainly be more motivated and so, they should get all three points. That means that anything other than a win against Leicester could spell the end of our Champions League hopes, particularly given that we still have to travel to Anfield.

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