Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s match against West Bromwich Albion.
Tottenham head into the match in North London having suffered three successive Premier League defeats for the first time since November 2012 at the hands of Liverpool, Brighton and Chelsea.
West Brom have won just one of their past 12 league matches, drawing three times and losing eight.
Spurs fans will certainly be looking for Jose Mourinho to employ more of an attacking mindset against the Baggies after witnessing their side sit back against Chelsea and fail to cause their rivals any real problems in front of goal with the absence of Harry Kane.
West Brom have claimed just three points from a possible 33 against sides that begin the weekend in the top half.
Lawrenson believes that Spurs will finally return to winning ways against the Premier League strugglers as they look to get their season back on track.
He told the BBC: “the only good news for Tottenham after they suffered their third successive league defeat against Chelsea on Thursday is that it appears Harry Kane will be back from injury sooner than expected.
“Even without him up front, they should still be too strong for West Brom though.
“The Baggies have picked up only one point from their past four games and are 10 points from safety, which is a heck of a lot of ground to make up. It is very difficult to see how they can turn things around and get out of this situation.
“I know West Brom boss Sam Allardyce is still drumming into his side what he wants them to do, and I am sure their results will improve – I just can’t see them going on a run good enough to get them out of the bottom three.
“Lawro’s prediction: 2-0.”
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