Two wins in a row.. that's a streak! Strong recent play has seen Spurs rising up the table, now sitting in 5th place just three points out of a Champions League position. A strong weekend could have Spurs back where they have wanted to be: in the top-4.
Standing in the way is a trip across London to face Fulham. The Cottagers have hit a rut of form after a strong start to the season, winless since October 20th. The team has been led by a strong attack with Dimitar Berbatov, Bryan Ruiz, and Mladen Petric running the show. However, Ruiz is out for the match with injury, along with Alex Kacaniklic and the suspended Brede Hangeland. With Clint Dempsey and Mousa Dembele returning to face their former squads this looks to be a cracking affair.
As for the Prediction League, we have another new leader on top--Petrilli, who dropped off a perfect prediction last week. Ryan was perfect as well, getting himself back in the game. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
This week's predictions:
Kevin: On one hand, Fulham matched Chelsea at the Bridge, which is kind of scary. On the other hand, Dembele is back and their midfield is meh. 2-1 Spurs.
Mechanick: Yeah, I like Jermain Defoe vs. Aaron Hughes and Philippe Senderos. 2-0 Spurs.
Ryan: I guess. 2-1 Spurs.
Ashlock: Craven Cottage is a tough place to play, but Spurs did well there last season. Jol will make it tough for Spurs, but Tottenham has the firepower to overcome a little Berbarotica. 3-1 Spurs.
The Roosevelts: There are few certainties in life death, taxes, and that Berbatov will frustrate the shit out of you. 1-1 Draw
Ed: Fulham isn't a team that will set out to press, but if we come racing out of the blocks again as against Liverpool we have to be prepared for the long haul as Berba and Ruiz will punish our mistakes. 3-1 Spurs.
Petrilli: Spurs 2-1.
Uncle Menno: I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Fulham. They're like Tottenham South. I mean, we keep taking their best players, and they eventually end up with our cast-offs. But even though I still love that cuddly teddy-bear Martin Jol, I still think Spurs can (and should) take this one. My usual prediction stands. 3-1 Spurs.
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