BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur will draw at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday.
AVB will be looking for us to get back to winning ways after suffering an FA Cup exit at the hands of Leeds United and a midweek draw at Norwich City on Wednesday. It’s crucial that we win at The Hawthorns come Sunday lunchtime.
Lawro told BBC Sport Online: ” The whole Peter Odemwingie situation is a mess. Him trying to force a move to QPR on deadline day was ridiculous and I am sure West Brom manager Steve Clarke and chairman Jeremy Peace would love to suspend him if they could.
It told us a lot about Odemwingie’s character as a person. And, as a player, when it comes to him walking back into the dressing room it will be very difficult for his team-mates to accept him. Clarke will have to deal with that, when he comes back next week.
“The Baggies are having a bit of a wobble form-wise too, with just one point from their last five games, but so are Tottenham. They have drawn their last three league games and also crashed out of the FA Cup at the hands of Leeds.
“Spurs tried to pinch a striker late on deadline day and went after Nacional’s Leandro Damaio but it didn’t happen for them and I think they might regret it. Jermain Defoe has got a pelvic problem and Emmanuel Adebayor is not coming back from the Africa Cup of Nations anytime soon.
“West Brom are the ones who need to consolidate most, though. They are not going to get dragged down into the relegation scrap but they have the opportunity to get their best finish for years with the way lots of teams at the top are stuttering, and they need to make the most of it.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-1.”
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