“I don’t fancy Tottenham’s defence” – Mark Lawrenson shares his NLD score prediction

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Mark Lawrenson
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his score prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Arsenal tomorrow afternoon.

Tottenham head to the Emirates looking to rectify a poor run of form in the Premier League following the international break.

Last time out, Lawrenson correctly predicted that Chelsea would beat Tottenham, however he suggested a 2-1 scoreline when it ended up as a comfortable 3-0 victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side (BBC).

Lawrenson believes that it will be a case of honours even with both sides having to share the bragging rights.

The 64-year-old admitted that he does not have confidence in Tottenham’s defensive capabilities and also highlighted Harry Kane’s slow start in the top flight, which is yet to see him score a league goal so far this season.

He told BBC Sport: “Tottenham won their first three league games of the season, while Arsenal lost all of theirs, but their results have been reversed in the past couple of weeks.

“I can’t say I’ve been surprised by their inconsistency. I said from the start that I don’t fancy Tottenham’s defence, and Harry Kane has not got going yet for them in the league.

“Arsenal have improved from the way they started the season but I don’t see them going on a long unbeaten run now.

“They might get a draw here though. That’s a result that both managers would probably settle for given the circumstances.

“Lawro’s prediction: 1-1.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Nuno Espirito Santo drastically needs to see his team show considerably more creativity when they face Arsenal, having looked out of ideas against both Crystal Palace and Chelsea.

The return of Heung-min Son is certainly a boost and will give more justification for Kane to look to drop back into midfield in order to look to play the South Korean in behind the Gunners backline.

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