Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has had his say ahead of this evening’s Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham.
Spurs were originally scheduled to face Aston Villa tonight, only for Dean Smith’s side to lodge a request to rearrange the fixture after a number of players and staff tested positive for COVID-19 or having been placed in isolation (Premier League).
Tottenham have won 10 of their last 11 Premier League games against Fulham, losing the other 0-1 at White Hart Lane in March 2013.
Spurs will be looking to keep track with Manchester United who top the table and can close the gap to four points by beating Scott Parker’s side.
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will ensure that all three points will remain in N17 with Spurs having rested the likes of Harry Kane and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg against Marine in Sunday will allow them to have fresh legs to face the Cottagers.
He told the BBC: “Aston Villa’s Covid-19 cases meant Tottenham’s fixture was switched on Monday lunchtime so they host Fulham instead of going to Villa Park but I don’t think that will make too much difference to Jose Mourinho’s side.
“They were meant to play the Cottagers at the end of December before that game was postponed, so they will have done their homework already.
“Hardly any of the Spurs team who started their win against Marine in the FA Cup on Sunday will start this one. Fulham played their FA Cup tie against QPR on Saturday, so they should be fresh enough too.
“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”
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