Mark Lawrenson on who will win the match between Spurs v Southampton

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Dom Le Roy

BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has given his prediction on who he thinks will win the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton.

Mauricio Pochettino will be looking for his players to bounce back from the North London derby disappointment following the defeat at Arsenal when his players take to the field at Wembley tomorrow night.

Southampton will play their first game since parting company with Mark Hughes following eight months in charge at the Saints.

Tottenham fans will be expecting nothing less than a win from their team against a side who find themselves in 18th place in the table.

Pochettino will once again be without a number of players including Mousa Dembele, Davinson Sanchez, Erik Lamela, Victor Wanyama due to injury, while Jan Vertonghen serves a suspension following his red card at the Emirates.  However, there is some good news with the return of Kieran Trippier to training following a groin problem.

He told BBC Sport: “It was strange to see Southampton boss Mark Hughes get sacked after his side put in such a good performance against Manchester United, but he has paid the price for a string of poor results previously.

“Whoever gets the job will have a chance to get to know the Saints squad before the January transfer window opens, and you can envisage him being busy next month – he will need to be.

“Tottenham will be stinging after their derby defeat by Arsenal and we will see a reaction here. Whoever is in charge of Southampton will probably be leaving Wembley empty-handed.

“Lawro’s prediction3-0.”

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