Tottenham will face Sunderland at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, and Merson has backed the North London side to register a 3-1 victory.
“Looking at Tottenham, it's them all over,” the former England international has written on Skysports.com. “They start getting good reviews and everyone thinks they are in the title race but all of sudden they shoot themselves in the foot.
“If they'd won the other night and then win this early kick-off they would have gone right up there. But that's Tottenham and it's why it is so hard to win the Premier League.
“However, I am going to go for Spurs to bounce back in this one. Sunderland would have put a lot into their win at Swansea.
“They are heading to White Hart Lane with somewhat of a free swing, but I see Spurs bouncing back under no pressure with Harry Kane scoring the first goal.”
Tottenham will head into the game at White Hart Lane on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Leicester City at home in the Premier League.
Spurs have not won a single competitive games in January, and they need to start getting results.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side are fourth in the league table at the moment with 36 points from 21 matches, seven points behind leaders and North London rivals Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Sunderland currently find themselves third from bottom in the standings with 18 points from 21 matches, just a point behind 17th-placed Swansea City.
Sam Allardyce’s side will head into Saturday’s match on the back of a 4-2 victory over Swansea away from home at the Liberty Stadium.
The Black Cats have won both of their Premier League matches this month, and confidence is high among the players.