Former Liverpool star and current BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson says he is expecting Tottenham to breeze past West Brom when the two sides meet at Wembley on Saturday.
The Baggies are currently without a manager, having sacked Tony Pulis following their 4-0 defeat against Chelsea last weekend, a result which left the club just a single point and place above the relegation zone.
Spurs meanwhile also tasted defeat last weekend, succumbing to a bitterly disappointing 2-0 defeat to north London rivals Arsenal, although they were able to bounce back with a 2-1 victory away at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, which means they have now gone five games unbeaten in Europe.
Former Bolton manager Gary Megson, who had a four year spell as boss of West Brom at the start of the century, will take charge of the Baggies in a caretaker role, although Lawrenson says he does not expect any major changes to the style of play employed.
Predicting a 2-0 win for Spurs, he wrote on the BBC Sport website: “I am not expecting West Brom caretaker manager Gary Megson to try to change much about the Baggies’ style of play following Tony Pulis’ departure.
“Tottenham bounced back from the disappointment of their derby defeat by Arsenal by beating Borussia Dortmund, and I think they will win this one pretty comfortably too.”
The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 4-0 win for Tottenham at the start of 2017, with a Harry Kane hat trick topped of by a Gareth McAuley own goal, meaning that Spurs have tasted defeat just once in their last 15 meetings against the midlands side.
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