Mark Lawrenson on who will come out on top between Spurs vs Huddersfield

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur return to Premier League action on Saturday following the impressive midweek victory against Manchester City in the Champions League.

After winning their opening two fixtures at their new 62,062 capacity seater stadium, Spurs are expected to make it three in a row when they host already-relegated Huddersfield Town.

The win against City came with its drawbacks with Harry Kane likely to be out for the remainder of the season and there are also doubts over the availability of Dele Alli after he suffered a fractured left hand in the 1-0 victory.

With the Terriers already consigned to a return to the Championship, Spurs will be hoping that they can pick up three points to keep themselves firmly in the race for a top four finish, anything less than a win would be considered to be a disaster.

BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has had his say on who he thinks will come out on top.

He told BBC Sport: “Huddersfield get to play in Tottenham’s new ground before they go down, but how long will it be before they return?

“Not a lot has changed for the Terriers since their relegation was confirmed on 30 March. They lost heavily against Leicester last week and they could well face a similar scoreline in north London.

“Spurs have to cope without the injured Harry Kane and I am not sure whether Fernando Llorente will get the nod up front or if they will push Dele Alli further forward.

“I don’t think Kane’s absence will make much difference to the outcome of this game, but Spurs cannot afford to take their eye off the ball and look ahead to the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against City on Wednesday.

“Tottenham have got a lot of work to do to secure a top-four place and this is a situation where they should pick their best team, get the game won – and then they can take their foot off the pedal.

“Lawro’s prediction: 3-0.”

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