BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash with Brighton tomorrow afternoon.
The embarrassing 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich will have Tottenham fans expecting a performance of the highest quality at the Amex Stadium.
The European embarrassment came a week after they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.
Tottenham are winless in nine Premier League away games (D2 L7) since beating Fulham in January. They last went longer without a win on the road between April-December 2006 (10 games).
Lawrenson claimed that he would not be surprised if Mauricio Pochettino departs Spurs in the near future but expects them to bounce back against Brighton.
The current tally of 11 points after seven matches is their lowest since Mauricio Pochettino’s first season in charge in 2014-15 (also 11).
Brighton are also in a run of poor form having failed to win a Premier League match since the opening day of the season.
He told BBC Sport Online: “It would not surprise me if Tottenham manager Pochettino leaves the club in the near future.
“Since the summer, some of the things he has said – like when he talked about how he is ‘only the coach’ and has no say in transfers – makes it feel to me like he is in the process of a long break-up.
“I have thought for a while that Pochettino looks tired and how it looks like being Spurs manager has become a chore for him – but maybe he does not need time out of football, just out of Tottenham.
“Spurs paid the price for chasing their Champions League game against Bayern on Tuesday when they were 4-2 down, and ended up conceding seven goals in total.
“But I still think they will go to Brighton and win.
“Spurs have got some very good players. Yes, they have had a stinker but surely there will be a reaction this weekend.
“And the Seagulls have got problems of their own, with only two points from their past six games.
“Brighton manager Graham Potter is reaching the stage where he might need to rethink his philosophy about playing good football for the sake of picking up some points.
“Lawro’s prediction: 0-2.”
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