Mark Lawrenson reveals latest grim Newcastle United prediction ahead of Spurs clash
In his latest scoreline predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson gave his verdict on the Magpies' upcoming clash, and tipped the visitors to win 2-0.
Explaining his choice, Lawro claimed: “Newcastle badly need a lift and a win, but it is hard to see them getting either here. If fans were allowed into grounds then the Toon Army would be laying into the Magpies, and rightly so.
“Tottenham have had their problems recently too, but they were decent in their win over Aston Villa last time out.
“If Son Heung-min is fit then that will be a boost for Spurs, but I still think they will win this one without him.”
Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, singer-songwriter and Red Devils fan David Gray, predicted a 2-1 Spurs win.
Speaking ahead of the game, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce claimed: “I never take anything for granted, and I realise the performance was not good enough. You have to accept it – and move on. Because we're in a fight, the last thing I want to do is walk away. Certain individuals are entitled to an opinion, but I’m determined to see it through.
“Look, when you get beat, and when you get beat badly, then the one thing you want is to have another game around the corner, so you could say we've all been stewing for a while.”