Mark Lawrenson predicts who will win between Spurs and Newcastle

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Mark Lawrenson
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BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Newcastle United on Sunday.

Spurs will be looking to avenge last season’s defeat to the Magpies in North London which also came in match day three following a rare goal from Joelinton.

Jose Mourinho’s side come into the match having won three games on the bounce against Southampton, Plovidiv and KF Shkendija, respectively and will be looking to make up for the three dropped points they suffered in the opening game of the season against Everton.

Tottenham have not lost consecutive home league games since January 2019 (vs Wolves and Manchester United), while they’ve not lost their first two home games of a Premier League campaign since 2008-09 (vs Sunderland and Aston Villa).

Lawrenson was impressed with Tottenham’s attacking threat during the 5-2 demolition of Southampton on Sunday and believes that Harry Kane and Heung-min Son will cause Steve Bruce’s side problems.

He told BBC Sport: “Both of these sides have had one very good performance and result in the Premier League so far this season – and one very bad one too.

“I’m going for Tottenham here, though. They have got to wait for Gareth Bale to get fit, but even without him they showed last week against Southampton that they have got a big attacking threat.

Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane both feed off goals and, after they combined so well against Saints, I’d expect more of the same this time.

“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”

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