BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Manchester City

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham will lose to Manchester City today.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has written in his weekly BBC prediction column that Tottenham Hotspur will lose 2-1 to Manchester City this afternoon.

Spurs have won one of the last four Premier League games as their challenge for the top four has faltered, but will be looking to spring a surprise against Manchester City.

City have also been in patchy form of late having seen their title bid completely fall apart, but will surely be keen to finish above rivals Manchester United.

A win at White Hart Lane would go a long way to securing that, and City's recent form not only at White Hart Lane but against Spurs in general is superb.

The game between the two sides earlier this season ended in a 4-1 win for City, as striker Sergio Aguero scored all four goals in a stunning display, though it's now Tottenham striker Harry Kane who is grabbing all the goalscoring headlines rather than Aguero.

City will be favourites again, and BBC pundit Lawrenson has gone with that, suggesting that City will win the game 2-1 in a close encounter.

"Tottenham have tailed off a bit and their only win in their last four games came against Newcastle, who everyone beats at the moment," said Lawrenson. "Spurs' top-four hopes took a hit the same time as Liverpool and Southampton dipped too, probably much to the relief of Manchester City because they were wobbling at the time."

"City have not been too convincing either, although they have won their last two games to make sure of a top-four place. Their aim now must be to try to remain unbeaten until the end of the season," he added.

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