Mark Lawrenson predicts who will win out of Burnley and Tottenham

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

Jose Mourinho’s side take to the field at Turf Moor looking to end a run of four successive defeats in all competitions.

Anything less than three points could provide to be catastrophic in the North Londoners outside hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four this season.

Lawrenson believes that it will be yet another miserable afternoon for Spurs who will experience yet another loss to continue woes following the FA Cup exit at the hands of Norwich City in midweek.

The former Liverpool player highlighted Tottenham’s inability to be able to cause a threat in the attacking third of the field and will come up against a tough Clarets back line.

Spurs have struggled to put the ball in the back of the net following the injuries to Harry Kane and Heung-min Son.

He told BBC Sport: “These two are at opposite ends of the form table – Burnley are now unbeaten in six league games, whereas Tottenham have lost their past four in all competitions, including their FA Cup exit on Wednesday.

“A lot of people said when he took charge of Spurs last November that this was a very big job for Jose Mourinho, and it is certainly turning out that way.

“The period from the last game of this season to the first game of the next one is going to be the most important summer of his managerial career, wherever he has been.

“If Spurs don’t get things right in the transfer market, then Jose will not be shy about letting them know.

“In the meantime, Tottenham are trying to stay in this year’s Champions League and qualify for the next one, but at the moment you can see why they are losing so many games.

“Spurs don’t really look like opening anyone up, let alone a team as good as Burnley are at the back.

“I know they have got players missing up front but it is down to Mourinho to do something about it – the clue is in his job title, which is ‘manager’.

“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”

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