Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has shared his prediction ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.
Jose Mourinho’s side make the short trip to Selhurst Park looking to maintain their grip at the top of the table.
Current champions Liverpool, who trail Spurs on goal difference are also in action tomorrow when they face strugglers Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Crystal Palace are winless in their last 10 Premier League meetings with Tottenham, with their 1-1 draw in this exact fixture last season ending a run of nine straight league defeats against them.
This is the first time Tottenham have been top of the table at this stage of a season since 1984-85 and can equal the club top-flight record of five consecutive clean sheets.
Lawrenson believes that much of Palace’s hopes of getting a result is resting on the shoulders of Wilfred Zaha and Eberechi Eze, but is still backing Mourinho’s side to take all three points from the clash.
He told the BBC: “Tottenham’s approach is working well at the moment. They are solid and well drilled at the back and the attacking partnership between Harry Kane and Son Heung-min is just outstanding.
“However, it will be interesting to see how Crystal Palace get on against them if they get enough of the ball. Wilfred Zaha can unhinge Spurs and Eberechi Eze looks a real talent too.
“I’m still going with a Spurs win because they are battle-hardened, full of confidence and also playing so well – but Palace are dangerous because they will be able to attack them right across the pitch.
“Lawro’s prediction: 0-2.”
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