Mark Lawrenson predicts Swansea v Tottenham, explains problem Pochettino may face

Swansea Liberty Stadium

Mark Lawrenson believes Swansea City and Tottenham will draw 1-1 this afternoon.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he believes Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur will draw 1-1 at the Liberty Stadium this afternoon.

Swansea head in to the game having picked up just one point from their last three games, with the early season form of Andre Ayew and Bafetimbi Gomis drying up in recent weeks.

Garry Monk's side need a response before heading in to the international break, but they face a Tottenham side who have conversely just hit form.

Last weekend's 4-1 home win over Manchester City was the third Premier League win in the row for Mauricio Pochettino's men, and the Argentine will be hoping to make that four with the trip to South Wales.

He may have to do without new signing Son Heung-min though, after the South Korean forward suffered a foot injury - and Lawrenson believes his absence could be a major problem for manager Pochettino.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Lawrenson stated that whilst the two teams are in opposite form, a 1-1 draw is his prediction, citing that losing Son will make things much more difficult for Tottenham at the Liberty Stadium.

"With three league wins in a row, Tottenham are on a great run. With only one point from their last three league games, Swansea aren't," said Lawrenson. "I'm going to look beyond the form table here, because I think Swansea will improve sooner or later."

"If the Welsh side are back on their game, Spurs will not see much of the ball - and being without the injured Son Heung-min will not help the visitors. I am going for a draw, which would keep Tottenham ticking over and halt Swansea's slide," he added.

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