By Amir Mir
Tottenham would be a staggering seventh in the Premier League table after 31 matches if Mark Lawrenson got all his predictions correct.
The former Liverpool defender regularly predicts weekday and weekend scores in the Premier League for BBC Sports and has backed Spurs to beat Bournemouth this Saturday.
However, overall, he has the north London club sitting seventh in the table on 66 points, a far cry from their real position.
At this moment in time, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are in second place, seven points adrift of current leaders Chelsea.
However, Lawrenson has Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool sitting top of the pile as they are on 76 points, with no defeats to their name.
In reality, the Merseyside club are third having recorded 63 points during this campaign and suffered five defeats.
Nonetheless, in Lawrenson’s predicted league table, the likes of Leicester, Arsenal, Manchester United, City, Chelsea and Liverpool are ahead of Tottenham.
Supporters would question some of his predictions as he has only predicted Arsenal to be beaten on two occasions this term – they have suffered eight defeats throughout this campaign.
That includes their 3-0 away defeat at relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday night when former Spurs man Andros Townsend found the back of the net.
Nonetheless, the White Hart Lane faithful will be pleased that Lawrenson has got his prediction way off as Spurs have the chance to close the seven-point go on leaders, Chelsea at the weekend.
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