'Need to sort it out' - Paul Merson blasts Tottenham in prediction v Bournemouth

By Russell Edge

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has backed Tottenham to pick up their first home win of the season when they welcome Bournemouth on Saturday.

Spurs have played three times at their temporary home of Wembley in the league so far, but are yet to taste victory, having suffered defeat to Chelsea and labouring to draws against Burnley and Swansea.

Despite their disappointing home form they currently sit third in the Premier League, although already find themselves five points behind joint league leaders Manchester City and Manchester United.

Ahead of Saturday’s clash, Merson has blasted Mauricio Pochettino’s side for allowing teams to put in impressive performances against them at home, although backed the Lilywhites to overcome Eddie Howe’s side.

Predicting a 3-0 win for Spurs on Sky Sports’ website, he said: “Everybody raises their game at Wembley and Spurs need to sort it out.

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“Against Burnley they were 1-0 up and with 20 minutes to go you saw they were getting nervous and in the end Burnley scored.

“I go with Tottenham every week at Wembley and they haven’t won yet, but it has to come soon, surely?

“This is a nice game. Bournemouth are struggling this season and they are not going to boot you off the pitch.”

Bournemouth find themselves in the relegation zone in 19th, one point off the safety of 17th, having managed to pick up just one victory so far, and have the third worst goal difference in the top flight.

Their last match saw them suffer a 2-1 defeat away at Everton, leaving them four points ahead of bottom placed Crystal Palace, while Spurs come into the back of the clash off a convincing 4-0 away at Huddersfield.

In other Tottenham news, the club are set to break a Premier League record this weekend.

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