By Mark Smith

18th Nov, 2021 | 8:00pm

Mark Lawrenson predicts Leeds clash v Spurs

Mark Lawrenson has backed Spurs to beat Leeds United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

The Whites travel to the capital this weekend looking to continue their upturn in form before the international break.

The BBC pundit has predicted that it will finish 2-0 to the home side with Marcelo Bielsa taking on Antonio Conte.

Writing in his BBC predictions column on Thursday, Lawrenson has backed Harry Kane to make a real difference.

“Leeds are another team who I think are lacking something defensively,” he said.

“Tottenham manager Antonio Conte still hasn’t had much chance to work with his players since he took charge at the start of the month but they should create plenty of chances here. If Harry Kane is firing, they will win comfortably enough.”

Spoil the party.

This will be the first time that Conte has taken charge of Spurs in the Premier League at home, and it could be a sticky task.

Bielsa won’t be bothered about the surrounding pressure and media coverage of Conte, and instead, will be concentrating solely on the Whites.

Kane may have been firing during the international break, but that was against San Marino and Albania – anyone could score against them.

He has struggled in the Premier League, and it is up to Leeds to silence the likes of him and Heung-Min Son just as they did at Elland Road last season.

With big names such as Junior Firpo and Luke Ayling likely to return, there could be a real chance of a big result for the Whites.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are ready to make major January signings with unexpected deals to force action