Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Everton this evening.
Jose Mourinho’s side come into the match a place above the Toffees in the table, however Everton could have a five point advantage if they beat the North Londoners and win their game in hand.
Tottenham’s top four hopes are fading fast, having only picked up a solitary point from their last two matches and defeat on Merseyside will leave even the most optimistic of fan admit that there will be no return to the Champions League next season.
Everton’s form has also been poor, having won just one of their last five top flight outings and will have to make do without star striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, due to the abductor problem that kept him out of Monday’s goalless draw at Brighton (Sky Sports).
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will secure a much-needed win at Goodison Park.
He told BBC Sport: “Both of these sides have lost a bit of ground recently in the top-four race.
“While I don’t think Everton will make it, Tottenham still have an outside chance – but Spurs are going to have to win games like this to stay in the frame.
“Normally I would fancy Everton to come out on top in a game like this at Goodison Park but their form there has been really poor recently.
“Tottenham have lost their way a little of late too, and they look far from solid at the back. They do have the firepower of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, though, and they might make the difference here.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-2.”
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