Lawro predicts Spurs to draw at QPR

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will draw against QPR on Saturday lunchtime.

Last time out, Lawro predicted that we would beat Coventry in the FA Cup – let’s face it, anybody could have predicted that. Let’s hope that he’s wrong with this prediction – usually when he tips us to win it ends up being the kiss of death for us.

He told BBC Sport Online: “This game is all about QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who was sacked by Tottenham last summer.
It’s a game he will think he has a decent chance of winning too.

“Redknapp’s record since taking charge of Rangers at the end of November is really good. He has turned things around there, although they still have lot to do to make up the gulf in points between them and safety.

“In Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan, Redknapp has the same backroom staff with him at QPR that he had at Spurs. They all have a point to prove.

“It is another London derby following QPR’s win over their neighbours Chelsea in their last Premier League game, and Loftus Road is a tight pitch too, which might negate the impact of Spurs widemen Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon and work in QPR’s favour.

“That win over Chelsea was massive for QPR – not just for the fact that they got three points, but where and how.
Some of their players might have been wondering how they were going to get out of trouble before that win, but that result at Stamford Bridge will have shown them they can win anywhere.

“It is quite interesting that Spurs boss Andre Villa-Boas was talking about when he was sacked by Chelsea again this week – he needs to find some closure on that.

“Everyone knows that Chelsea sack their managers, and nobody thinks any worse of him because of it.
Tottenham are on a good run that has taken them to third in the table, but Saturday comes down to Redknapp versus Villas-Boas. I think that battle will end even-stevens.

“Lawro’s prediction: 1-1.”

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Pbro, article commenter, predicts Spurs to win 2-1.

    We have scored in away goal in every game this season. If we can manage to score 2, then we'll win. Our away form has been incredible recently. We beat Villa, Sunderland, and Fulham by an aggregate of 9-1. The only slip up was Everton. We've won 7 and drawn 1 out of 9. Surely we can beat the last place team?

  2. “It is quite interesting that Spurs boss Andre Villa-Boas was talking about when he was sacked by Chelsea again this week – he needs to find some closure on that."

    I find this comment very uninformed…i know that Lawrenson can be a little off in his research for match of the day, but seriously…Villas-Boas was responding to mention of a comment made by Harry Redknapp talking about failure at Chelsea; as far as I can tell he seems to have found 'closure', but that is obviously going to be skewed and twisted when you have journalists keen to ask you about it and write articles about it. Added to that, Harry Redknapp has spent all week talking about Tottenham, being very dismissive of AVB's ability as a manager of both Chelsea and Spurs, yet Lawrenson is happy to state that "This game is all about QPR manager Harry Redknapp, who was sacked by Tottenham last summer…In Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan, Redknapp has the same backroom staff with him at QPR that he had at Spurs. They all have a point to prove.". Where is the demand for closure on their part? And to suggest that "nobody thinks any worse of [Villas-Boas] because of [his time at Chelsea]" is actually quite infuriating, considering Lawrenson spent the best part of 3 months criticising AVB because of what happened at Chelsea, and the media in general refer to it in almost every article that gets written about tottenham (just google Tottenham or AVB and you'll find that to be the case]. I am still bemused as to why Lawrenson gets paid so much to write so much drivel for both the BBC and The Mirror.

  3. coys lets shut motor mouth up just for once he would be still at spurs had he done his job for the seconbd part of the season coys

  4. “It is quite interesting that Spurs boss Andre Villa-Boas was talking about when he was sacked by Chelsea again this week – he needs to find some closure on that."

    Read the news mate….he was only responding to reporters after Harry had a dig at him.

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