BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has had his say on who he thinks will win the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Both sides meet in the late kick-off at Vicarage Road looking to maintain their 100% start to the new campaign. After winning their opening three matches, one club’s perfect record must be tarnished.
What is the team news ahead of the game?
Most importantly, Tottenham will be without club captain Hugo Lloris for the match due to a thigh injury. He is expected to return for the fixture against Liverpool on September 15th. Lloris’ place is likely to be taken by Michel Vorm rather than Paulo Gazzaniga.
Elsewhere, Erik Lamela will undergo a late fitness test whilst fellow midfielder Victor Wanyama is back in full-time training. However, he is not expected to be risked so soon after his knee injury scare in pre-season.
Harry Kane and Lucas Moura will both be looking to continue their fine goalscoring form at the Hornets, who hopefully will not have a sting in the tail for Spurs.
What did Mark Lawrenson have to say ahead of the game?
Lawrenson believes that Spurs will make it four wins out of four, with a narrow victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
He told BBC Sport Online: “Both these teams have started really well. With Watford, I always worry they will have that dip and look like a team cascading towards relegation – but I like the manager.
“Tottenham did seem to miss the boat by not signing anyone during the summer transfer window, but they have some really good players.
“Lawro’s prediction: 1-2.”
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