BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Aston Villa.
Spurs return to Premier League action on Sunday following the winter break with a trip to Villa Park.
Jose Mourinho’s side head into the weekend knowing they can cut the gap on fourth place Chelsea to just a single point, with Frank Lampard’s side not taking to the field until Monday night when they welcome Manchester United to Stamford Bridge.
Villa on the other hand are fighting for their top flight survival and sit just a point and place above the relegation zone after managing to win just two of their last five matches.
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will take all three points back to London from the Midlands and will also manage to keep a clean sheet in the process.
Nothing less than a win will do for Spurs ahead of their Champions League round of sixteen first leg against RB Leipzig next Wednesday.
The former Liverpool defender told BBC Sport: “Tottenham have not always been that convincing in the past few weeks but they have still put together a decent little unbeaten run in the Premier League and FA Cup.
“I can see Spurs continuing that form here, too.
“It is great for Aston Villa that they are heading for Wembley soon for the Carabao Cup final, but they seem to save their better performances for that competition rather than the league, which is far more important.
“Lawro’s prediction: 0-2.”
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