Mark Lawrenson reveals Sheffield United prediction ahead of clash against 'battered' Spurs

Sheffield United are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they take on Tottenham Hotspur away from home on Sunday evening.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 11:00 am
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 10:19 am

The Blades may be relegated, but they'll still be looking to finish the season on a high, and will have taken great encouragement from last weekend's 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

In his weekly predictions piece for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson turned his attention to United's clash against Spurs, and backed the hosts to cruise to a comfortable 3-0 win.

Justifying his prediction, the ex-Liverpool defender contended: “I was surprised by how poor Tottenham were in last weekend's Carabao Cup final. They got their tactics all wrong. Early on, they couldn't get the ball off Manchester City and they couldn't get out of their half.

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Mark Lawrenson reveals Sheffield United prediction ahead of clash against 'battered' Spurs

“City basically battered them without scoring a goal before the break and, even in the second half, Spurs never looked like winning the game. Things should be a bit easier for them against Sheffield United and they should create some chances this time too.

“I know Sheffield United had a good win against Brighton last time out but the Seagulls still had plenty of opportunities to get something out of the game. Tottenham will find a way through.”

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, Royal Blood drummer and Brighton fan Ben Thatcher, went for a 2-0 Spurs win.

The last time the two sides met in the league, back in January, Spurs secured a 3-1 win at Bramall Lane.