Lawro predicts Spurs to lose to Villa

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will lose to Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

He told BBC Sport Online: “This is a Tottenham team that just takes sides on, full stop. They have a lot of attacking options on the bench – better than any other side in the Premier League – but, defensively they can have a bad day.

“Villa boss Gerard Houllier changed things around a little bit in their last game, against West Brom, and will have been boosted by winning that – they badly needed it.

“Spurs remain on the fringes of the title race, and I just think the demands of the Champions League with the amount of games they have to play, means they will be found a little bit short in terms of making the top four.

“Prediction: 2-1.”

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  1. Why have Lawro predicting Spurs games when he his Liverpool through and through and Houllier was Liverpool's ex Manager. He wants Spurs to fail because Liverpool could be way off the pace by the new Year when they hope to buy some players. Spurs have now got Dawson Back Kaboul back Van der Vaart and Defoe plus Bale was a different player and Lennon when we last played them and won Lawro has bean blinded by jis Liverpool love in and Doubts Spurs through blind eyes.

  2. oook….were gonna lose based on the amount of games we have to play…we will have had 14 days off by the time we play villa so that dont count…so why is he purely making our top 4 prediction NOW? cos hes a pr*ck thats why..

  3. Whats he on about “demands of the Champions League…”????????? that finished 2 weeks ago!

    The team should be more than ready for this game, a must win for the Hotspurs!

  4. Fine by me. Lawro gets it spectaculaly wrong every week. If he has predicted us to lose that can only be a good omen for us!

  5. What a tit!! What has playing in the CL and going for top four got to do with playing Villa on Sunday?

    The bloke is an idiot. We may lose, I don’t think we will, but if we do it will have nothing to do with the CL.

  6. I've been keeping a eye on Lawros predictions this year. I always wondered how the league would work out using his predictions.

    So the highlights which including this weeks predictions are:

    The top 4 are the current top 4 (no shocks there), however the order is slightly different but it's quite close.

    Now the funny bit… Liverpool sit in 5th with 37 points having only lost 1 game this season , they are followed by Everton in 6th on 36 points and then finally Spurs in 7th on 28 points. Other notable placings are West Ham in 10th on 23 points and Blackpool last with 8 points.

    And this is the BBC’s so called football expert. The guy is a numpty with Liverpool rose tinted specs.

    Full table

    1Man United43
    2Man City40
    3Chelsea39
    4Arsenal38
    5Liverpool37
    6Everton36
    7Tottenham28
    8Wolves26
    9Sunderland23
    10West Ham23
    11Stoke22
    12Newcastle22
    13Bolton21
    14Fulham20
    15Aston Villa18
    16Birmingham16
    17Blackburn14
    18West Brom12
    19Wigan12
    20Blackpool8

    • Great job, thank you.
      Note, however, that he has Spurs on 28 pts, while in reality we are on 27.
      So he is realistic.
      It seems reasonable that the top teams are predicted to win more than they actually do, because they are the favourites in each game. The Liverpool case is telling, however. Lawro has a large discrepancies on Everton and Blackpool too.

  7. mark lawrenson never tips spurs to win,because we are the up and coming force and liverpool are old news and he dont like it,rafa is back,3-1 to the mighty whites for me

  8. I’ve been keeping a eye on Lawros predictions this year. I always wondered how the league would work out using his predictions.

    So the highlights which including this weeks predictions are:

    The top 4 are the current top 4 (no shocks there), however the order is slightly different.

    Now the funny bit… Liverpool sit in 5th with 37 points having only lost 1 game this season , they are followed by Everton in 6th on 36 points and then finally Spurs in 7th on 28 points. Other notable placings are West Ham in 10th on 23 points and Blackpool last with 8 points.

    And this is the BBC’s so called football expert. The guy is a numpty with Liverpool branded rose tinted specs.

    Full table

    1 Man United 43

    2 Man City 40

    3 Chelsea 39

    4 Arsenal 38

    5 Liverpool 37

    6 Everton 36

    7 Tottenham 28

    8 Wolves 26

    9 Sunderland 23

    10 West Ham 23

    11 Stoke 22

    12 Newcastle 22

    13 Bolton 21

    14 Fulham 20

    15 Aston Villa 18

    16 Birmingham 16

    17 Blackburn 14

    18 West Brom 12

    19 Wigan 12

    20 Blackpool 8

  9. Usually we lose/draw when we are favourite to win because we are under pressure, but because Lawro has gone against this makes me feel more confident!

    I predict: Aston Villa 0-1 Spurs. It will be a very tight game but a late goal on the 85th minute from Van der Vaart will give us the win.

    COYS

    :)

  10. Lawro is a curly perm dinosaur living in the past when the bindippers were something. Now they are like a repeat of Brookside not worth staying up to watch.

  11. Agree with VDV that we slacken our reigns when playing against the leese one's. Treat Villa with respect playing at Villa Park but show them that we are invincible. Predition Spurs 3 Villa 0

  12. dont know y ppl keep saying about this champions league football and how we cant cope with playing the extra games when in europa leage you play more than twice the amount of games but still man city are one of the favourites to win the league and liverpool are struggling but u never hear that thats because of all the europa league games there playing in. seems to me that these pundits who lets b honest have never liked us and always seem to favour the so called top 4 just cant live it down to see tottenham do well even though they keep getting proved wrong lawro, hansen andy grey etc are pricks i actually cant stand them id rather them not talk about our club at all if all there gonna do is criticise all the time

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