BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Everton, highlights problems for Pochettino

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Mark Lawrenson has predicted a 2-1 win for Tottenham against Everton this evening.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he believes Tottenham Hotspur will beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane today - but he is far from impressed with Mauricio Pochettino's men.

Spurs have yet to win in the Premier League this season, having lost once and drawn twice - though the draws, against Stoke City and Leicester City, both featured Tottenham throwing away leads to pick up just a point in each game.

This weekend, Spurs play in front of their own fans once again, who will be looking to see their side pick up a victory over Everton.

The Toffees have had a mixed start to the campaign with one win, one draw and one defeat, but their 5-3 Capital One Cup win over Barnsley in midweek was a welcome boost for Roberto Martinez amid the uncertainty surrounding the future of centre back John Stones.

The same fixture last season saw Tottenham win the game 2-1, and pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he believes history will repeat itself this evening with the same scoreline.

However, he did also state that he was left confused by Tottenham's attacking tactics against Leicester City last weekend, adding that too many players aren't contributing enough in the final third, which will certainly frustrate manager Mauricio Pochettino.

"I watched Tottenham at Leicester last weekend and I could not work out what they were trying to do in attack," said Lawrenson. "When I go to games I travel back in the car and think over about both teams and the way they played. With Tottenham I was thinking about whether they could get in the top four and they don't look anywhere near it."

"They had too many players who did not really contribute, especially their trio of forwards behind Harry Kane. Eric Dier did all right a bit further back in midfield but this is Tottenham, and 'all right' is not good enough. It was only when Dele Alli came on and started running behind Leicester's defence that Kane started to get a little bit of room and began to look better. Overall, though, it was not good enough," he added.

The addition of South Korean international Son Heung-min should be a welcome arrival to the Spurs front line, but he isn't available to face Everton due to a wait over his work permit.

Fellow new signing Clinton N'Jie can play though, and the Cameroonian speedster should provide the pace that Spurs have been lacking in attack if giving the chance to feature.

A win - no matter how narrow - would be a relief for Pochettino and Spurs fans, who may be growing increasingly anxious having failed to win any of their opening three games.

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