BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson claims Spurs' clash with Bournemouth is must-win for Pochettino, predicts result

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

Tottenham Hotspur take on Bournemouth in the Premier League this weekend.

General view of Wembley Stadium during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at Wembley Stadium on August 27, 2017 in London, England.

Pundit Mark Lawrenson has told BBC Sport that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur will beat Bournemouth 2-0 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Premier League returns this weekend following the international break, with Spurs looking to close the gap to Manchester City and Manchester United at the top of the table.

Spurs may have beaten Huddersfield Town 4-0 in their last Premier League game to keep up their 100% winning record away from home this season, but their home form has been a major disappointment.

Eddie Howe manager of Bournemouth and Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur look on during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and A.F.C. Bournemouth at...Eddie Howe of Bournemouth and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur

With just two points taken from home games against Chelsea, Burnley and Swansea City, Tottenham still have major issues at Wembley Stadium, and need to adjust to their temporary home sooner rather than later.

This weekend, they are back at Wembley again as they host Bournemouth, who have made something of a disappointing start to the season with just four points from seven games so far.

A 0-0 home draw with Leicester City last time out was a disappointment for the Cherries, who dominated the game but simply couldn't find the back of the net, and Eddie Howe will be desperate for a first away win of the season this weekend.

Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looks on before the npower Championship game between Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers at Cardiff City Stadium on April 23, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales.

Ahead of Saturday's game, pundit Mark Lawrenson has offered his view, telling BBC Sport that he thinks this is a must-win game for Spurs and Pochettino given that they have already dropped points against Swansea and Burnley at Wembley.

Lawrenson added that he is predicting a 2-0 win for Spurs, suggesting that Bournemouth simply won't be able to keep Harry Kane quiet, having scored 11 goals in just nine games this season.

“Tottenham are still waiting for their first Premier League win at Wembley, but I think it will soon be over because I just don't see Bournemouth holding out the way that, say, Swansea did last month,” said Lawrenson.

“For one thing, the Cherries concede goals quite easily, and then you consider Spurs striker Harry Kane and the kind of form he is in. And Spurs have to win this one, really. They have already dropped points at home to the Swans and Burnley - they cannot afford another slip-up,” he added.

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