Mark Lawrenson predicts Tottenham v Hull
By Harvey Byrne
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted a relatively easy Tottenham victory against Hull on Sunday afternoon.
The north London club are currently preparing to travel north to the KC Stadium for the final match of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
Neither side have anything to play for but pride with Spurs securing a second placed finish, while the Tigers have suffered relegation back to the Championship.
This has led to Lawrenson predicting a comfortable 2-0 Tottenham victor on Sunday, while also stating that Spurs are a “very good side” and did not bottle the Premier League title.
“Hull were relegated after losing to Crystal Palace last week but it was their home defeat against Sunderland in their previous game that really did the damage,” told Lawrenson to the BBC Sport website.
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“Tottenham said goodbye to White Hart Lane with a deserved win over Manchester United and they will want to finish the season strongly despite missing out on the title.
“People will say they did not win anything but Spurs are a very good side who came close to winning the title – they did not bottle it one bit.
“Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is doing a great job and the rest of the top six would take a lot of their players if they could – that is how good they are.”
Tottenham have been in stunning form in the second half of the Premier League campaign, winning 11 of their last 12 league matches.
They will now be keen to add to that stunning record against a Hull side who have won just one of their last six top-flight matches.
The Spurs players will also have the embarrassing 5-1 defeat against then relegated Newcastle at St. James’ Park on the final day of the last campaign and they will be keen to ensure the same doesn’t happen again.
But, Hull will be looking to give their fans one final cheer after a disappointing season and they will be free to play without any pressure on Sunday.
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