Mark Lawrenson predicts QPR v Tottenham Hotspur scoreline

Inside Loftus Road

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham Hotspur will beat Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted Tottenham Hotspur to win away at Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League this weekend, as seen in his weekly prediction column for the BBC.

Tottenham's winless run came to an end on Wednesday night after a narrow 3-2 victory over Swansea City at White Hart Lane, and they'll be looking to follow that up with another this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino's men had gone five games without success in all competitions, but bounced back from Sunday's Capital One Cup final defeat to Chelsea with that win over Swansea.

Now, they face a short trip across London to face Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road, in what is the only Premier League game of the weekend, with many clubs still in FA Cup action.

The game is crucial for both sides; Tottenham need the points for their push for Champions League football, whilst QPR are battling against relegation.

In a game which means so much for both sides, Lawrenson wrote in his BBC prediction column that he believes Tottenham will come out on top.

"Tottenham had to get through a difficult match against Swansea on Wednesday after losing the Capital One Cup final last weekend," wrote Lawrenson. "They won that one and can move up to sixth place with another three points here, which I think should be enough of an incentive for them."

"It will still be very hard for Spurs to make it into the top four, but they should certainly be in the mix for a Champions League spot with 10 games to go," he added.

Tottenham have relied heavily on Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane in front of goal this season, and can expect that to continue against Chris Ramsey's QPR this weekend - who was of course on the Spurs coaching staff last season under Tim Sherwood.

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