Mark Lawrenson has predicted on BBC Sport that Tottenham Hotspur will lose to Burnley away from home in the Premier League on Monday evening.
The Liverpool legend, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport, believes that the Clarets will pick up all three points from the match at Turf Moor courtesy of a 2-1 victory.
Lawrenson believes that Spurs are “still vulnerable at the back” and has pointed at their collapse against West Ham United in the London derby last weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s side were 3-0 ahead at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium heading into the final 10 minutes, but then the Hammers staged a dramatic comeback and scored three goals to secure a 3-3 draw in the Premier League match.
Lawrenson wrote on BBC Sport: “I still can’t quite believe how Tottenham threw away a 3-0 lead against West Ham with less than 10 minutes remaining, and only picked up a point.
“That just showed how Spurs are still something of an enigma and, as dangerous as they are going forward, they are still vulnerable at the back.
“I think Burnley can capitalise, if they take the game to Spurs. The Clarets are getting more and more players back from injury, and I’m backing them to get their first win of the season.”
How is Burnley’s form at the moment?
Burnley have made a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign and find themselves third from bottom in the table at the moment.
Sean Dyche’s side have picked up just one point from their opening four league games, and there is a danger that they could end up fighting for survival this season.
However, the Clarets did end a run of three successive league defeats last week when they drew with West Bromwich Albion away from home at The Hawthorns.
Tottenham Hotspur are favourites
While Tottenham did concede three goals against West Ham in their last league game, they bounced back with a 3-0 home win against LASK in the Europa League on Thursday evening.
Burnley are going to be a stronger test than LASK, especially away from home, but Spurs have a better team and will head into the match as favourites against a side who have yet to win in the league this season.
Of course, Spurs cannot be complacent, but with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in top form, it is hard to see Burnley stop the North London outfit.