Paul Robinson predicts Leeds United showdown v Tottenham
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Paul Robinson predicts Tottenham will beat Leeds United when two of his former clubs take each other on in London on Sunday.
Antonio Conte will manage Spurs for the first time in front of a home crowd in the Premier League this weekend in a bid to arrest what has been a very poor run of form.
Leeds, on the other hand, are unbeaten in three and reserved their best display of the season for the 1-1 draw with Leicester before the international break.
However, Robinson cannot see Marcelo Bielsa’s men being able to walk away with anything from Tottenham in their upcoming Premier League showdown.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “It’s going to be a huge game for both teams.
“Conte has not had enough time with Spurs. He had one day to prepare for the Everton game and I suspect Ryan Mason picked the team.
“He’s had the international break where I suspect only one or two players trained who he’d work with so I don’t expect to see much of a difference in the Spurs performance or the Spurs team.
“He’s not had enough time with the players.
“Leeds have players coming back from injury and they’re going to be in a better place than they were; they’ve also had a few players in for [Bielsa] to work with.
“It’ll be a difficult game for Leeds because it’s away at Spurs – it’s a massive game.
“If Leeds can get anything from it, anything would be a great result away at Spurs.
“It’s a difficult game for me because I’ve got an affinity with both teams but looking at it, a 0-0 draw for Leeds would be a great result. But I can see Spurs winning this one.”
Spurs have not won in their last three Premier League fixtures and have won only two of their last eight in the top-flight.
Leeds’ form is improving and the last time these two teams played, the Yorkshire club was victorious in a 3-1 win at Elland Road back in May.
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