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Lawro predicts Spurs clash

Mark Lawrenson has predicted a West Ham defeat against Spurs this weekend.

The Hammers take on Jose Mourinho’s struggling Spuds on Sunday in the 12pm kick-off and it is a game in which the Irons are arguably favourites.

West Ham can actually move nine points clear of the north Londoners with a win and would strengthen their aspirations of a top-four finish in the process.

Spurs, by comparison, have won just one of their last five games in the league and that victory came over Big Sam’s dire West Brom side!

Nevertheless, Lawrenson believes that the Harry Kane factor will swing the game Spurs’ way and has predicted that the Irons will suffer as a result.

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This is despite David Moyes’ men losing just one of their last 10 games; that defeat came against champions Liverpool and was the result of a couple of pieces of magic from Mo Salah.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawro said: “West Ham are flying, and are up in fifth place while Tottenham have been pretty ordinary, or worse, recently.

“On form, you would have to go with the Hammers every time but Harry Kane is back for Spurs now and a moment or two of quality from him could make all the difference – they really need it too.”

His prediction: 2-0 Spurs.

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A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

6 comments on “Lawro predicts Spurs clash

  1. Moyes needs to learn from his mistakes and change tactics against the better teams, you can defend as long as you break with pace and numbers and create plenty of chances, the Man Utd cup game was a tactical shambles, playing for penalties, change the game plan and let’s take them on.

  2. as a West Ham fans for over 58 years now we have had to endure the BBC match of the day bigots who always put us at he end of the program and have done for far too long now. Even when we are on either that Liverpool Lawrenson or his new counterpart the imbecile Carragher talks incessantly about Liverpool even though they are not playing and the drone of their whiny voices is enough to turn you into a shivering wreck. We have also had to endure Mark Prejudice Lawrenson harp on about how bad we are and about how we are always going to get beat and nothing is new with his latest prediction even though we drew 3-3 with them last time out. Makes my blood boil listening to that Scouse ****.

  3. I’m surprised at that prediction. There’s no doubt that Kane and Song are one of the most formidable pairings in the league, but these days I think our defence is capable of shutting them out. As others have said, I just hope we don’t show too much respect in sitting back. I hope to see more of the attacking flair of Lingard, Benrahma and Bowen and would expect a 3-1.

  4. He is entitled to his view, whether he is right or wrong… I feel we are taken too much for granted and believed a point would be a good result ie keeping the gap the same between us and Spurs…
    I feel Moyes should use similar tactics v Aston Villa.. ie Fredericks and Coufal… but Cresswell needs back up as well as his one weakness is he ball watches and allows opposition players to get behind him when reverse balls are played and crosses to his side of the pitch..
    Honestly cannot see us going “gun ho” v Spurs… It would be foolish as we are better when playing on the break…. the same as Tottenham… So it’s going to be a very cagey and tactical match… Kane remains a “HUGE THREAT”, he loves scoring against us and wouldn’t mind an old fashioned “mam on man” job on him… Coufal would be my man… Fredericks then to slot in at right back… I feel our best chances to score will be at set pieces where funny enough their best defender is often Kane himself… 1-1…for me.

    • Agree with the risk on Cress’s side and when putting my team choice I was torn between Johnson and Diop. We could have both of course idf we drop a midfielder. I certainly think we’ll have to double-up against Son, who can play across the park and for me is a bigger threat than Kane. Unfortunately Bale’s on form as well (MOM last night) and then there’s Moura, Winks and Lamela. Agree with giving Fredericks a start and that we should be on the front foot rather than inviting them onto us. It worked against Sheffield but they didn’t have Højbjerg and Dier. Still optimistic.

  5. Lawrenson..never, ever anything but critical of WHU.

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