Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham's January transfer activity, guesses result against Watford

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Mark Lawrenson believes Tottenham will beat Watford 2-1 today.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur will beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road later today.

Hosts Watford are having a remarkable season under Quique Sanchez Flores, as after 18 games they sit just three points off the Champions League places, and are currently five games unbeaten.

Strikers Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney are stealing the show for the Hornets, but it's only fair to also point out the superb performances of ex-Spurs duo Heurelho Gomes and Etienne Capoue.

Both players will face their former club today, as Mauricio Pochettino's side arrive at Vicarage Road in what looks like being a fascinating encounter.

Spurs beat Norwich City 3-0 on Saturday afternoon, with Harry Kane's brace firing them to victory in convincing fashion - and putting them within six points of league leaders Leicester City.

Spirits are high at both clubs, and this is a contest between two of the form teams in the division - but pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Tottenham will run out 2-1 winners.

The former Liverpool defender also praised Watford, before adding that he thinks Tottenham will sign a striker in January to ease the pressure on Harry Kane - and branded that idea a 'shrewd move', but doesn't think Pochettino's men can win the Premier League this season.

"Watford are in danger of stealing Leicester's limelight, they have a real goal threat and are one of a few teams playing 4-4-2," said Lawrenson. "But they have picked up more points away from home than at home this season."

"Tottenham are looking good but the way the league is now, if you win three games people start talking about the title! It happened with Liverpool the other week. Tottenham won't win the league but they do look like Champions League contenders. They have only lost two games but they draw too many. They look like signing a striker in January in case Harry Kane falls over and that could be a shrewd move," he added.

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