Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against Leicester City tomorrow afternoon.
Tottenham head into the match in North London on the back of Wednesday’s disappointing 2-1 loss to Liverpool which occurred in the final moments of the match.
Leicester also tasted defeat in midweek when they went down 2-0 at home to Everton.
Despite both sides suffering losses they currently occupy a respectable second and fourth in the Premier League table.
Lawrenson believes that Tottenham will return to winning ways against the Foxes and believes Jose Mourinho’s ability to change his side when things aren’t going to plan could be key.
Spurs are expected to be boosted by the return of Gareth Bale following an illness which kept him out of his side’s last two Premier League matches, but Mourinho is still unable to call upon Japhet Tanganga or Erik Lamela through injury (Football.London).
He told the BBC: “Leicester’s away form is excellent, with five wins from six league games so far and only one defeat – at Anfield.
“The Foxes are a brilliant counter-attacking side – like Tottenham, really. So, who will attack first in this game? They should really have a ball each, one in each half.
“Seriously, though, it is going to be really interesting how both sides approach this and the formation and system they play. Leicester’s best players are all forward-thinking so will they just sit back and try to nullify the game completely like Spurs can do? I can’t see it.
“Tottenham have got the ability to adapt if things aren’t working – they did that against Liverpool on Wednesday when they changed their shape and, although they lost at the end, they had created enough chances to win it.
“Jose Mourinho can mix things up a bit again here without losing any defensive discipline, and I think that will give Spurs the edge.
“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”
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