'I'd say': Gary Neville predicts who's going to finish fourth now - Arsenal or Tottenham
Tottenham will finish fourth after their 3-0 north London derby win last night, says Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville.
Spurs are still fifth despite last night’s victory, but would jump into the final Champions League spot with a win over Burnley on Sunday.
That would put the pressure on Arsenal ahead of their trip to face Newcastle on Monday night in their penultimate fixture of the season.
And Neville thinks that the Gunners will struggle to recover from last night’s setback and will drop further points between now and the end of the campaign.
Tottenham will finish fourth, says Neville
“You’d want Tottenham’s games wouldn’t you? You would want Tottenham’s games. Burnley at home and Norwich away. Burnley are playing for something but so could Everton be on the last game of the season,” said Neville.
“Newcastle away on the Monday night, that’s going to be really, really tough. It’s just going to be really tough. Oh, if Spurs have won on the Sunday the pressure on that game – we’re doing the game on Monday Night Football, I’m on the game myself. Everton at home the last game, if Everton need points, they’ve got two really tough games.
“I actually thought Tottenham would win this game. I’m not very good at predictions, but I actually thought Tottenham would win this game. Earlier on in the week, I said Tottenham would win and it’s turned out to be that way. I think Tottenham will beat Burnley. I think Arsenal will need to win their last two matches and I’m not sure they will.
“That was a really big blow tonight. I might be wrong. I’m absolutely neutral between these two clubs. There’s no ‘I’d rather Arsenal’ or ‘I’d rather Tottenham do it’. Both of them go for it and whoever gets it then you say ‘well done’. If I had to put a pound on it, I’d say Tottenham.”
It is no surprise that Neville thinks Spurs will get over the line. They have the momentum and confidence from last night’s game.
They needed to win last night and win in such a way that it might conceivably knock Arsenal off their stride and they did that.
But it is still in Arsenal’s hands. They have two winnable games ahead and they need to keep their composure but they might have a really makeshift backline.
The race is so intriguing now, and the first thing Spurs need to do is get their own job done. It was after a 1-0 loss at Burnley in February that Conte made his alarming comments about possibly quitting Spurs, which underlines what tricky opponents they can be.
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