BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts Stoke City v Tottenham Hotspur

BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson looks ahead to today's game between Stoke City and Tottenham.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has written in his weekly BBC prediction column that Tottenham's recent shaky form will continue against Stoke City today.

Tottenham lost 1-0 to Manchester City last weekend, with Sergio Aguero's winning goal meaning Mauricio Pochettino's men have now won just twice in the last seven games.

This poor run of results has come at the worst time for Spurs, with fans knowing that a couple more wins rather than draws or defeats would have put them in contention for a Champions League spot.

Now sitting seven points adrift of fourth place with just three games to play, those dreams are all but dead, though a return to the Europa League is on the cards.

Pochettino won't want to end the season on a bad note, but they now face a difficult trip to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium today.

It's hard to know what to expect from Mark Hughes' men, who have lost four and won four of their last ten games, sitting in tenth place in the Premier League table.

However, having witnessed Stoke beat Spurs at White Hart Lane earlier this season, Lawrenson believes that Stoke will complete a double over Tottenham, predicting a 1-0 win for the Potters in his BBC column.

"Tottenham's season seems to be petering out and I do not see that changing at the Britannia Stadium," said Lawrenson. "A Stoke win would see them reach 50 points in a Premier League season for the first time, and I think they will get it."

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