Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City scoreline

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham Hotspur will beat Swansea City.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has written in his prediction column for the BBC that Tottenham Hotspur will beat Swansea City 2-1 tonight.

Spurs are looking to get back to winning ways after Sunday's 2-0 Capital One Cup final defeat to London rivals Chelsea, with Mauricio Pochettino's men enduring a mini-slump in a difficult time of the year.

With no win in the last five games in all competitions, Tottenham need to start picking up wins again if they are to push for a top four place this season.

Tottenham have already beaten Swansea once this season, with Christian Eriksen scoring a last gasp winner in a 2-1 victory at the Liberty Stadium - and Lawrenson is predicting a repeat of that scoreline.

"Garry Monk's side seem able to pick pockets away from home, and they will make a game of it, but I still have a feeling Spurs will return to winning ways at White Hart Lane," wrote Lawrenson in his BBC column.

The Swans are just one place and four points behind Spurs, so a surprise win at White Hart Lane would really pile the pressure on Tottenham ahead of the final few games of the season.

With a clutch of ex-Spurs players such as Wayne Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Kyle Naughton in the line-up, there will be plenty of Swansea players looking to get revenge over their former employers in what is a potential banana skin game for Spurs.

Yet having won 2-1 so many times this season already, it would be little surprise to see Lawrenson's prediction come true at White Hart Lane.

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