Writers Predictions League: Spurs at Manchester City

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates with team mate Stefan Savic (L) after scoring the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at the DW Stadium on January 16, 2012 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Not too much to say about this one. This is the game we've been looking forward to, Tottenham at Manchester City. The scenarios are pretty clear. A win and Spurs are back in the thick of the race. A draw and Spurs hold onto a difficult hope. A loss... well, a loss means forget any trophy lifting this year.

Spurs though are facing a City side as weak as they'll ever have a chance to face. Vincent Kompany, Yaya and Kolo Toure are gone. Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero are out of form. And City have looked vulnerable in recent matches. If Tottenham consider themeselves title contenders, they must come up with a result against a City side that battered them at home in August. Emanuel Adebayor will be missing, so look for Jermain Defoe to be given a chance to step up and be a difference maker.

The Writers Prediction League continues. Only Ashlock predicted a draw with Wolves, as he moves closer to the top of the table. The rules remain--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:

Name Score
Ryan 17
Ashlock 14
Mechanick 12
The Roosevelts 10
Kevin 10
Evan 9

This week's predictions after the jump:

Kevin: I could see a narrow Spurs win, a draw, a narrow City win or a City thumping in this game. A narrow City win seems most likely. 2-1 to the Citizens

Ashlock: City are just too good. It will be close, but Spurs still lose. 2-0 City

Mechanick: City score early, but Spurs counter late to rescue a draw. 1-1 Draw

Ryan: Spurs go ahead early with some fantastic play, but give up an equalizer and barely hold on. 1-1 Draw

The Roosevelts:City come In expecting it to be handed to them and go down two nothing early to a fired up spurs squad who holds on for a big dub (as the kids are saying these days). 2-1 Spurs

Evan: This top of the table match up doesn't treat Spurs too kindly. City takes care of business at home. 2-1 City

But what do you think will happen, o wise Commentariat? Vote and sound off below:

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