BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will beat Aston Villa on Monday night.
He told BBC Sport Online: “Harry Redknapp will probably be back in the dugout for Spurs, subject to doctors approval, and Spurs will want a home win to keep the pressure on the rest of the top sides.
“Ledley King will have had a nice two-week break and he has shown again this season just what a top player he is.
“Tottenham are looking a top-four team at the moment but it is going to be tougher than ever to get into the Champions League this season and it will go to the wire.
“Villa have made a bit of a cautious start but in Gabriel Agbonlahor and Darren Bent they have good attacking options and they will be fine. Their fans will have to accept that they are looking at a good run in the cups and a top seven or eight finish because it’s just not possible to finish any higher at the moment.
Have something to tell us about this article?