BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will beat Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
He told BBC Sport Online: “Blackburn, quite simply, are in a mess. I know they got a point at QPR and people who were there said they looked a little bit better than the hosts, but that’s not really saying a lot for Blackburn. They also beat Arsenal a few weeks ago but that could have gone either way and Arsenal had enough chances to have cantered away.
“Their only chance of winning this one is if Tottenham buckle in the face of Rovers’ physicality. However, Spurs have a midfield that is more than up to the task and that’s the vital area for me.
“Harry Redknapp would have been chasing his players this week – twice they led at Newcastle and they should have gone on to win, only to draw 2-2. They’ll get chances against Blackburn, though, and I think they’ll take them.
“They were also in European action on Thursday but Harry will play the kids again and make nine odd changes for Sunday, so fatigue won’t be an factor. They’re well in the hunt for fourth place and while fellow-contenders Arsenal continue to look unconvincing, Harry will be desperate to open up as much daylight as possible.
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