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parj

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42626238

Tottenham v Everton (17:30 GMT)


Everton have now lost three games in a row following their FA Cup defeat by Liverpool - and I think Tottenham might make it four.

We are likely to see the Toffees' new signing Cenk Tosun at some point - even if boss Sam Allardyce doesn't start with him up front - but it will take him some time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League.

Tottenham are just starting to find their stride a little bit - their only defeat in their past eight league games was against Manchester City and the only other game where they have dropped points in that run was against West Ham.

Allardyce will try to contain Spurs and keep them out, but I don't think he will manage it.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Saric's prediction: 3-1

Baynes's prediction: I played for San Antonio Spurs and won the NBA championship, so I am going to give it to Spurs here. 2-1
Can't fault Baynes's logic there. I support San Antonio spurs only because of the name.
 

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Since winning the World Cup, Vietnam War and successfully landing on the moon.
Apparently since they disbanded the boot room tradition the science behind the moon landing has been lost, which is why NASA are outsourcing any return to (that obvious alien, or hybrid clone) Elon Musk.
 

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Lawro, Lawro what's the score?

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Jurgen Klopp's side need a solid performance and three points, however they find a way through.

Swansea will try to restrict them, of course. That is fair enough - if you do not have the same amount of firepower as Liverpool then it is not really worth trying to take them on.

But I think Liverpool will get the job done one way or another.

Lawro's prediction: 0-2
 

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He's just gone and jinxed us again

Tottenham v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

I don't think a draw is much good for both teams - United are looking to cement their place in the top three and Tottenham are trying to break into it.

But I don't think United boss Jose Mourinho will be thinking what damage can his players do to Spurs - he will be thinking what damage can Spurs do to us and will alter his line-up accordingly.

United will still try to nick a goal, of course, but there is no way they will go there and look to completely dominate the game or even to try to open Spurs up.

They did the latter against Arsenal at the Emirates in December, and were able to hurt them on the break, but this Spurs team is set up very differently, and I think the home side will win it.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1
 

parj

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He's just gone and jinxed us again

Tottenham v Man Utd (20:00 GMT)

I don't think a draw is much good for both teams - United are looking to cement their place in the top three and Tottenham are trying to break into it.

But I don't think United boss Jose Mourinho will be thinking what damage can his players do to Spurs - he will be thinking what damage can Spurs do to us and will alter his line-up accordingly.

United will still try to nick a goal, of course, but there is no way they will go there and look to completely dominate the game or even to try to open Spurs up.

They did the latter against Arsenal at the Emirates in December, and were able to hurt them on the break, but this Spurs team is set up very differently, and I think the home side will win it.

Lawro's prediction: 2-1
He is just a c*nt
 

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Lawro has a draw:

Dejan Lovren did not have a very good day when these two sides met at Wembley earlier in the season, and Tottenham ran out 4-1 winners.

So Liverpool owe them one, but I don't see them getting their own back on Sunday.

Spurs showed against Manchester United that they are in good shape at the moment, and they have not lost since their defeat by Manchester City in December. I see that run continuing.

I am a fan of Tottenham's new signing Lucas Moura too. The Brazilian is very quick and gives them something they have not otherwise got down the right.

Lawro's prediction: 1-1
 
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So does Merson

Liverpool v Tottenham (Nissan Super Sunday from 4.15pm on Sky Sports Premier League)
What a game this one could be. It's certainly one to look forward to! Both teams have a go - they don't know any other way. It's difficult to go against Liverpool at home but when you watch Spurs, and they play like they did against United, they were absolutely outstanding. The way they passed the ball and moved it around the pitch was exceptional. I'm going to go for goals and a 2-2 draw. It's a difficult game to predict in that you wouldn't be shocked to see Liverpool win 3-0 but you also wouldn't be shocked to see Spurs win at Anfield.

PAUL PREDICTS: 2-2
 

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I like the guest predictor he has this week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42962842

In-form Tottenham take on a revitalised Arsenal in a mouth-watering north London derby on Saturday lunchtime - but will Spurs get revenge for their defeat at Emirates Stadium earlier in the season?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson SAYS: "It is a long time since Tottenham were beaten - 11 games in all competitions - so they are on a really good run.

"Arsenal have only won three out of 13 away games in the Premier League this season, and it is on the road where I think they will continue to have issues, including at Wembley."

This week he takes on comedian Rhys James, who is a Tottenham fan.

James says he supports Spurs because "I had a very privileged upbringing and my dad thought it would be good to put in some hardship somewhere along the line".

Tottenham v Arsenal (12:30 GMT)

Arsenal have made some very good attacking signings with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan but they have not strengthened defensively.

Yes, the Gunners brushed Everton aside very easily last week, and they were great to watch.

But Tottenham will be much tougher to break down and, at the same time, they can do some damage at the other end of the pitch too.

I still think Arsenal can make a late run for the top four, but this is not a week where they close the gap.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Rhys' prediction: This game massively depends on who the referee is, of course, but Aubameyang loves scoring against Spurs and Arsenal are in quite good form so for that reason I am going to give Arsenal one because I think they will score... but I am going to give 38 to Tottenham. 38-1

James is a regular on Mock the Week but is not joking when he says he thinks Spurs can win this season's Champions League.

"I think Spurs can win a trophy - in fact, I think we can win THE trophy," he explained. "We have already beaten the champions, Real Madrid, so there is no reason that we cannot go on to win it. Harry Kane to lift that trophy and Moussa Sissoko to be a Champions League winner.
 
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I like the guest predictor he has this week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42962842

In-form Tottenham take on a revitalised Arsenal in a mouth-watering north London derby on Saturday lunchtime - but will Spurs get revenge for their defeat at Emirates Stadium earlier in the season?

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson SAYS: "It is a long time since Tottenham were beaten - 11 games in all competitions - so they are on a really good run.

"Arsenal have only won three out of 13 away games in the Premier League this season, and it is on the road where I think they will continue to have issues, including at Wembley."

This week he takes on comedian Rhys James, who is a Tottenham fan.

James says he supports Spurs because "I had a very privileged upbringing and my dad thought it would be good to put in some hardship somewhere along the line".

Tottenham v Arsenal (12:30 GMT)

Arsenal have made some very good attacking signings with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan but they have not strengthened defensively.

Yes, the Gunners brushed Everton aside very easily last week, and they were great to watch.

But Tottenham will be much tougher to break down and, at the same time, they can do some damage at the other end of the pitch too.

I still think Arsenal can make a late run for the top four, but this is not a week where they close the gap.

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Rhys' prediction: This game massively depends on who the referee is, of course, but Aubameyang loves scoring against Spurs and Arsenal are in quite good form so for that reason I am going to give Arsenal one because I think they will score... but I am going to give 38 to Tottenham. 38-1

James is a regular on Mock the Week but is not joking when he says he thinks Spurs can win this season's Champions League.

"I think Spurs can win a trophy - in fact, I think we can win THE trophy," he explained. "We have already beaten the champions, Real Madrid, so there is no reason that we cannot go on to win it. Harry Kane to lift that trophy and Moussa Sissoko to be a Champions League winner.
Fuck it I’ve been having the same thought. I think we can win the CL too. Depends on the draw and City and PSG playing each other in the QF or SF, but why not?
 

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Chelsea v Tottenham (16:00 BST)

This is Chelsea's big chance to narrow the gap on Tottenham in the race for the top four, and it feels like a game they have to win if they are going overhaul them.

It should be a lively one because there is not much love lost between the two teams.

They will both be raring to go after the international break because they are both out of Europe, but I am going to go with Chelsea to win it.

Lawro's prediction:2-0
 

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Chelsea v Tottenham (16:00 BST)

This is Chelsea's big chance to narrow the gap on Tottenham in the race for the top four, and it feels like a game they have to win if they are going overhaul them.

It should be a lively one because there is not much love lost between the two teams.

They will both be raring to go after the international break because they are both out of Europe, but I am going to go with Chelsea to win it.

Lawro's prediction:2-0
Thanks Lawro. Much prefer that selection by yourself.
 
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