Mark Lawrenson on who will win between Leicester and Tottenham

Mark Lawrenson
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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League fixture against Leicester City this afternoon.

Tottenham won their opening four Premier League away games this season but have only managed three more victories in their subsequent 14 attempts on the road.

After winning their final league game in seven consecutive seasons between 2008-09 and 2014-15, Leicester have failed to win any of their last five season finales (D3 L2), with one of those defeats coming against Tottenham.

Harry Kane has scored 14 goals in 11 Premier League appearances against Leicester and Spurs fans will certainly be hoping that it this afternoon will not be the last time in which they see him play in their colours.

Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will deny the Foxes the chance of Champions League qualification by taking all three points at the King Power Stadium, but will have to settle for a Europa Conference League place with the BBC pundit tipping West Ham to beat Southampton.

He told the BBC: “It seems like some sections of the media have already decided this will be Harry Kane’s last game for Spurs. I suspect that story – about whether he will stay or go, and where will he go – will run all summer.

“Leicester have got the FA Cup in the bag but their hopes of reaching the top four are out of their hands after they lost at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.

“They need to win, but not only that, they need to score a few more goals than Liverpool if they and Chelsea are winning too. I don’t see any of that happening.

“Tottenham need a win too, to hold on to seventh spot, and my thinking is they will sneak this.

“Lawro’s prediction: 1-2.”

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