BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Newcastle United will beat Tottenham Hotspur.
He told BBC Sport Online: “Newcastle are very unpredictable at the moment. They should probably have taken all three points at Sunderland last week because they were the better side but what you always get from them under manager Alan Pardew is a team willing to battle. They get their foot in and they press the opposition, and they do both of those things extremely well.
“Tottenham have been on a great run but they lost at Everton and drew at home to Manchester United in their last two league games, and I think they might be in for another frustrating time here.
“I still think Spurs are heading in the right direction, though. Steven Pienaar is an excellent signing from Everton, and he is a really useful player because he can play in any position across the midfield – he’s a good footballer, runs at people and commits defenders.
“Pienaar is another attack-minded player to add to the long list at Tottenham and it’s another clever buy by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp.
“Redknapp has let David Bentley go out on loan to Birmingham, made Robbie Keane available and is probably thinking about allowing Nico Krankjar to leave as well. He is changing his options around in that department and has such great competition for places.
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