Mark Lawrenson predicts who will win between Bournemouth and Spurs

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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Bournemouth.

Jose Mourinho’s side make the trip to the south coast tomorrow evening to square off against a team who are battling for their Premier League survival.

Bournemouth head into the game in the relegation zone while Spurs are looking to keep alive their outside hopes of qualifying for European football next season.

Spurs are aiming for back-to-back victories in the top flight after edging past Everton with a 1-0 win on Monday night while the Cherries are looking to avoid a sixth successive defeat.

Lawrenson believes that it will be Spurs who will take all three points back to North London to pile further misery on Eddie Howe’s team.

The former Liverpool player has claimed that Mourinho is likely to address the problems with his squad in the upcoming transfer window in what has been a very disappointing campaign for the side which made it to the final of last season’s Champions League.

He told BBC Sport: “Bournemouth’s problem against Manchester United at the weekend was that they got them angry. When the Cherries took the lead, it was like swatting a wasp.

“That was a bad defeat for them in the end. I know they scored a couple of goals at Old Trafford, but then they go and concede five.

“Tottenham have got their own issues, and I am sure Jose Mourinho will be keen to address them in the next transfer window.

“Yes, they were hard done by against Sheffield United when their goal was very harshly ruled out but, after that, when they were trying to get back into the game, they did not give Harry Kane much service.

“Kane was fed on scraps and, at times, their midfield seemed to be making too many passes and taking the easy option. No-one was making anything happen, and it helped the opposition by slowing the game down.

“I still think Spurs will beat Bournemouth, though. After seeing them lose five in a row, it is hard to back Bournemouth to get anything, anywhere, at the moment.

“Lawro’s prediction: 0-2.”

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