Mark Lawrenson reveals Burnley, Southampton & Leicester City predictions ahead of action

Burnley are back in Premier League action this weekend, when they travel take on Spurs on Sunday afternoon.

Friday, 26th February 2021, 10:40 am

In his weekly predictions column for BBC Sport, pundit and broadcaster Mark Lawrenson backed the hosts to secure a comfortable 2-0 win.

Justifying his prediction, the ex-Liverpool defender claimed: "Both of these sides have been out of sorts recently, although Tottenham did get a good result in the Europa League on Wednesday.

"It will be very interesting to see what Spurs boss Jose Mourinho does here, because when he unleased Gareth Bale off the bench last weekend, to join Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in attack in the second half, they created a lot of opportunities."

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BURNLEY, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 26: Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur has a shot blocked by Kevin Long of Burnley during the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on October 26, 2020 in Burnley, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

He continued: "Will he revert to type here, or will he pick an extra attacking player because his side badly need a league win? I am going to go for the latter.

"I have never seen Burnley as easy to get at as they were against West Brom last week. They were lucky to hang on for a point against ten men."

Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, London Grammar member and, importantly, Chelsea fan, tipped the Clarets to thrash the Blues' arch-rivals 10-0.

Here are all of Lawro's predictions in full:

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham United

West Bromwich 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion

Leeds United 2-0 Aston Villa

Newcastle United 0-2 Wolves

Crystal Palace 2-1 Fulham

Leicester 2-1 Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Burnley

Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd

Sheffield United 0-2 Liverpool

Everton 2-0 Southampton