Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s opening Premier League fixture of the new season against Manchester City tomorrow afternoon.
Pep Guardiola’s side are the visitors to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with the build-up to the match having been dominated by talk of where Harry Kane will be playing his football by the time the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
New Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo adimitted yesterday that we will make a decision on Kane’s involvement in the match following today’s training session at Hotspur Way (Football London).
Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham will not have enough to take anything from the match and will suffer a defeat from their opening encounter.
He told BBC Sport: “We can’t talk about this fixture without mentioning Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
“I don’t see Kane being able to feature in this game because he has not been training with his team-mates all week but the bigger issue is that no-one knows which of these teams he will be playing for in September. Watch this space.
“As for the game, Manchester City are without the injured Phil Foden but they are not exactly short of creative attacking players, are they?
“This is a new start for Spurs under Nuno Espirito Santo, and they have a couple of new players too, but I don’t see them stopping City from taking the three points.
“Lawro’s prediction: 0-2.”
The vast majority of football fans will be expecting Manchester City to take all three points from the match given the quality and depth they have within their squad. Even with Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne expected to miss the match, they have more than enough of an attacking threat to pose Spurs problems all afternoon.
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