BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his view on the outcome of Sunday’s match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.
The match will see the curtain come down on an eventful Premier League campaign for Mauricio Pochettino’s side who will be looking to cement their place in the top four and confirm another season of Champions League football; which can also be achieved if Spurs can beat Liverpool in the final of the European competition.
Tottenham have won their final Premier League game of the season in seven of the last eight campaigns, with the exception being a 1-5 loss at Newcastle in 2015-16. Their last three such games have produced a total of 23 goals (1-5 vs Newcastle, 7-1 vs Hull and 5-4 vs Leicester).
Lawrenson believes that the points remain Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with Spurs rounding off the season with a victory over the Toffees. He has tipped Mauricio Pochettino to field a strong side despite the Champions League final against Liverpool on June 1st.
He told BBC Sport: “Tottenham are virtually certain of finishing in the top four, and of course they are also in this season’s Champions League final after their own astonishing comeback against Ajax.
“Spurs will be on such a high after their triumph in Amsterdam, and I would like to think Mauricio Pochettino will play a strong team on Sunday because their date with Liverpool in Madrid is still three weeks away.
“I am sure some of the Everton fans at this game will be wishing Spurs luck against the Reds, and the Tottenham team will obviously get a heck of a send-off from their own supporters too.
“l am expecting Everton to go out and play, because there is not much point them sitting in, and I actually think this will be an entertaining game.
“Even if they lose this weekend, Toffees boss Marco Silva can be encouraged by the way his side have ended their campaign. I think he knows his best team now, and where he needs to strengthen.
“Lawro’s prediction: 2-1.”
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