Mark Lawrenson on who will come out on top between Everton and Spurs

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Everton on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side head to Goodison Park on a high following the North London derby victory in the Carabao Cup against Arsenal and will be looking to keep the momentum going.

Eight of Tottenham’s 13 league wins this season have come on the road, with six of them in their last seven away league outings.

Everton have only won one of their last six outings in the league, with the sole win coming at home to Cardiff City.

Everton may have only suffered defeat once across nine matches at Goodison Park this term (W5-D3-L1), but they’ve had a fairly easy ride as the highest placed team they’ve faced is West Ham (9th) – which is the only game they have lost.

Lawrenson has tipped Tottenham to come away from Merseyside with just a point from the match.

None of Tottenham’s 17 Premier League games this season have ended in a draw – only Bolton Wanderers in 2011-12 (18) have had a longer run without a draw from the start of a Premier League campaign.

He told BBC Sport Online: “The situation at United obviously has a knock-on effect for Tottenham, with their manager Mauricio Pochettino supposedly among the front runners to get the post permanently in the summer.

“If he is offered the job it will be a big temptation for him and it will be a decision that will keep him up at night. That could affect Spurs’ season too of course.

“Right now, this trip to Merseyside is the only thing Pochettino will be focused on as they look to continue their run of good results since they lost to Arsenal at the start of December.

“Tottenham’s recent record at Goodison Park is decent – they have not lost in any of their past five visits – but Everton’s home form this season is good and I cannot see them being beaten.

“Lawro’s prediction: 1-1.”

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