Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham Hotspur might be sitting in fourth place after the following spherical of fixtures, with the pundit backing Newcastle United to get a degree towards Arsenal.
Lawrenson foresees an easy win for the Lilywhites towards the Clarets. He instructed BBC Sport: “Mike Jackson made a superb begin as Burnley boss however they didn’t have any form of spark after they misplaced at residence to Aston Villa final weekend.
“They didn’t actually put up a lot resistance, which was very not like them. It’ll be very attention-grabbing to see how they react right here, and whether or not they could make life tough for Tottenham.
“Spurs’ top-four hopes are nonetheless not in their very own fingers however they’re very a lot alive after their win over Arsenal on Thursday and I believe they’ll put in one other huge efficiency right here.
Lawrenson mentioned relating to Arsenal’s conflict towards Eddie Howe’s aspect: “Arsenal endured a horrible night time in Thursday’s north London derby, however they can’t afford to dwell on what went flawed for them towards Spurs.
“It’s typical Arsenal, actually, as a result of they at all times appear to get themselves in place however at any time when one thing goes towards them, they simply appear to break down. At instances this season, it has regarded like they’ve turn out to be stronger mentally – however they haven’t.
“They’re below stress now, too. If Spurs beat Burnley on Sunday, and I believe they’ll, then Arsenal should win at St James’ Park or fourth place might be out of their fingers on the ultimate day of the season.
“We all know Tottenham have a document of messing up too, however they play backside aspect Norwich on the ultimate day and Arsenal clearly don’t wish to be counting on the Canaries to do them a favour. That may be the situation the Gunners are dealing with, although.
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I anticipate us to beat Burnley and Norwich whereas I additionally suppose Arsenal will overcome Everton on the Emirates Stadium of their remaining recreation of the season. So, I imagine that the race for fourth place might be determined by the results of Arsenal’s conflict towards Newcastle on Monday.
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