Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Newcastle
Mark Lawrenson has been taking a look at Tottenham v Newcastle on Sunday.
The former Liverpool player says that you just never know what you will get from Newcastle United this season….well I think generally we do but live in hope that the win over Lawrenson’s team is a sign of better times ahead.
As for the home side, Mark Lawrenson believes that Tottenham fans are getting a bit carried away with their hopes this season.
Despite being only six points off the top of the table, the BBC pundit says that they are getting a little over-excited at White Hart Lane.
Lawrenson points to the eight draws in 15 games that Spurs have had, as a reason for the lack of title credentials.
However, then surely Spurs will be going all out for the win on Sunday to try and push on to another level.
On Thursday night they coasted to a 4-1 win over Monaco in the Europa League and having already qualified, they left out numerous star men, including Harry Kane.
Nevertheless, Mark Lawrenson thinks Newcastle are capable of getting a result and has predicted a 1-1 scoreline. It might not be the 2-1 win of last season but most Newcastle fans would settle for a draw on the back of the Liverpool victory, as tangible proof that something better is building up at St James Park.
Mark Lawrenson talking to BBC Sport:
“You just don’t know what you are going to get from this Newcastle team and it must drive Magpies boss Steve McClaren mad.
“It worries me that they can put in a performance like they did to beat Liverpool, straight after being hammered at Crystal Palace.
“McClaren said his players had “crawled off the field” after last weekend’s game because of the effort they put in.
“That is great, but it should be the same every game – and who knows whether they will turn up and compete in the same way at White Hart Lane.
“I do think they are capable of getting something against Tottenham, though.
“Some Spurs fans have been getting a bit excited about their title hopes but they are getting carried away a bit there.
“Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been unbeaten for 14 league games and have had some impressive wins, but they have also drawn a lot of matches.”
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