It’s that time of the week where we take a look at what Mark Lawrenson and Paul Merson are predicting for the Spurs vs Stoke City match.
We all know that they love to predict a Tottenham defeat, but there’s a surprise in store this week.
First up is BBC ‘pundit’ the mulleted Mark Lawrenson: “I co-commentated on Stoke’s defeat by Liverpool on Sunday and they did not really create much, which will be a worry.
“Tottenham will have similar concerns about their attack and I can understand why they are signing Cameroon striker Clinton N’Jie from Lyon, because Harry Kane needs help.
“Home advantage will be enough for Spurs on Saturday, but there will not be much between the two sides.
Paul Merson just cannot predict a Spurs win, and once again he refuses to do so. He told Sky: “All of Stoke’s signings have played for big, big football clubs. Winning football clubs. Tottenham did OK at United but still lost. These are two decent teams a lot closer than we think in terms of quality. Given that, I’m going for an entertaining draw.
“I say don’t judge Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino yet. The side is still not fully his, he’ll want to bring more in. I like him and think he’s a good manage, but there’s a hell of a lot of pressure on Harry Kane this season.
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