By Harvey Byrne

Stan Collymore has predicted that Tottenham will be held in a surprise draw in Saturday’s Premier League showdown against Middlesbrough.

The north London side travel to the Riverside Stadium for the clash which pits Mauricio Pochettino’s side against Aitor Karanka’s newly promoted team.

Broadcaster and ex-footballer Collymore has predicted Spurs to drop points away from home against Middlesbrough in a 1-1 draw.

Tottenham finished in third place last season after a successful campaign, which tailed off towards the end.

The north London club have picked up exactly where they left off last season, currently in third position with 11 points from their first five fixtures.

One contribution to Collymore’s prediction could be that star striker Harry Kane picked up an injury in last week’s clash against Sunderland.

The striker suffered an ankle injury and has been ruled out of the clash against Boro, with a long injury lay-off expected.

However, Mauricio Pochettino did bring striker Vincent Janssen in during the summer for a £17million fee.

The Dutch striker opened his account for the club in Tottenham’s 5-0 win over Gillingham in midweek after featuring in six encounters without a goal beforehand.

Tottenham have drawn two and won thee of their opening fixtures in the new Premier League season.

In other Tottenham team news, Ledley King believes that Vincent Janssen will link up well with team-mates Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.