Mark Lawrenson backs 'bouncing' Sheffield United for surprise result against Spurs

Sheffield United return to Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Jose Mourinho's Spurs at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon.
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Writing in his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson backed Chris Wilder's side to hold their opponents to a 1-1 draw.

Discussing his prediction in detail, the ex-Liverpool defender claimed: "Sheffield United got their first league win of the season against Newcastle on Tuesday, and they played well too.

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"I remember the last time these two teams met in the summer, when Harry Kane had a goal ruled out by VAR because of an inadvertent handball by Lucas Moura, who had the ball kicked against his arm after he was tripped.

"That was one of the strangest - and worst - VAR decisions we have seen, and it led to a 3-1 Blades win.”

Lawro went on to discuss Spurs’ recent inconsistency, and stated: "There could be more frustration for Tottenham here. They are not on a great run, while Blades will be bouncing a little bit. Spurs have dropped quite a few points from winning positions, including Wednesday's draw with Fulham.

"It's not a massive surprise, that they are not getting the goals to finish teams off though. Going forward, they have got two world class forwards in Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but not a lot else. They can't rely on those two every single week."

Meanwhile, Lawro's sparring partner for the weekend fixtures, You Me At Six dummer Dan Flint, opted for a 3-0 Spurs win.