Mark Lawrenson shares his score prediction ahead of Sheffield United vs Spurs

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Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Sheffield United on Sunday.

Last season’s trip to Bramall Lane was one to forget for Jose Mourinho’s side after they suffered a 3-1 defeat.  However, the Blades have endured a difficult campaign this time out after only managing to register one victory in their first 18 Premier League matches.

The Blades victory came in their last outing, a 1-0 win at home to Newcastle United which will give them a boost of confidence heading into the visit of Spurs.

Lawrenson believes that Tottenham are to drop further points at the weekend and will be held to a draw by Chris Wilder’s men.

The pundit claims that Spurs cannot continue to rely on Harry Kane and Heung-min Son to find the back of the net and a lack of goals from elsewhere in the side has contributed in their ability to finish sides off once they have gone ahead.

He told BBC Sport:  “Sheffield United got their first league win of the season against Newcastle on Tuesday, and they played well too.

“I remember the last time these two teams met in the summer, when Harry Kane had a goal ruled out by VAR because of an inadvertent handball by Lucas Moura, who had the ball kicked against his arm after he was tripped.

“That was one of the strangest – and worst – VAR decisions we have seen, and it led to a 3-1 Blades win.

There could be more frustration for Tottenham here. They are not on a great run, while Blades will be bouncing a little bit.

“Spurs have dropped quite a few points from winning positions, including Wednesday’s draw with Fulham. It’s not a massive surprise, that they are not getting the goals to finish teams off though.

“Going forward, they have got two world class forwards in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but not a lot else. They can’t rely on those two every single week.

“Lawro’s prediction: 1-1.”

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