BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction on who he thinks will win the Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.
Whilst Newcastle are safe from relegation, the pressure is on Tottenham to win and strengthen their grip on finishing in the top four and more importantly, securing Champions League football for next season.
Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for a vastly improved performance from his players, compared to the absolute shambles of a display we all experienced during the 1-0 defeat to West Brom at The Hawthorns on the weekend.
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham have enough in the tank to secure the win at Wembley, let’s hope he’s right for once.
He told BBC Sport online: “West Brom were really cute with their approach in their win over Tottenham on Saturday.
“The Baggies played as if they were the away team and gave Spurs no space whatsoever, either to run in behind or in midfield.
“As much as Newcastle will want to do the same, I don’t think they will have the mind-set to pull it off.
“They were pretty insipid in the first half of their defeat by Watford at the weekend and Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez does not have enough players to seriously change his team, and their attitude.
“The Magpies’ target was safety this season. They have achieved what they needed to do and they are almost in holiday mode now.
“Lawro’s prediction: 3-0.”
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