Mark Lawrenson gives his prediction ahead of Spurs vs Man City

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his Premier League prediction ahead of Monday night’s Premier League clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are enjoying their best ever start to a Premier League campaign, but find themselves two points behind Pep Guardiola’s side after nine matches.

Tottenham are boosted by the return of Dele Alli after nearly a month out with a hamstring problem, but will still be without the defensive pair of Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola has lost just two of his previous 13 managerial clashes with Mauricio Pochettino (W7 D4 L2). There has been plenty of talk in the lead-up to the match about the concern of the state of the Wembley pitch, considering an NFL match will take place at the stadium a little over 24 hours before.

Lawrenson told BBC Sport Online: “Manchester City beat Tottenham easily at Wembley at the end of last season and, with its wide open spaces, I think it is a stadium that suits them.

“I cannot see any reason why City won’t do something similar this time – especially now Kevin de Bruyne is back from injury.

“City boss Pep Guardiola said his side’s performance in their midweek win over Shakhtar Donetsk was the best he had seen since he has been at the club, so it would appear they are in decent form too.

“Lawro’s prediction: 0-2.”

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