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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