Chasing. Spurs are drifting after suffering a drab 1-0 loss to Newcastle United in their last league match. Goals have been a bit of a struggle for Spurs to score in the league of late, shut out in two consecutive matches. Roberto Soldado has been yet to show his best, while summer additions Nacer Chadli and Erik Lamela have yet to break through.
This week will be no easy task for Spurs, traveling up to Manchester to face City. City have been wildly inconsistent, losing in their last match to last-place Sunderland while beating Norwich and CSKA Moscow handily in games before that. The Citizens are still led by Yaya Toure, as the midfielder has been as strong of a two-way player as ever. Kun Aguero has proved himself the team's top goalscoring threat again, pairing well with both Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo when played together. City's biggest weakness come defensively, as keeper Joe Hart has been shaky while Vincent Kompany has battled injury, leaving City without their best defender.
As for the Prediction League, nobody foresaw Newcastle defeating Spurs. The rules remain the same in the Prediction League--one point for a correct prediction and a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
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This week's predictions:
Kevin: City at home. Welp. 2-0 City.
Mechanick: Soldado gets one, but so does Kun Aguero. 1-1 Draw
Ryan: Hell, no. I did *not* leave the South Side for this. 1-1 Draw.
The Roosevelts: I continue my strategy of copying off the smhaaaaaat kids, this week I copy off Nick. 2-1 Spurs.
Ashlock: City have only lost 2 of their last 38 home matches and have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 home matches. We've scored 9 goals this season. Did you know that? 2-0 City
Ed: 3-0 City rec dis if u cri evertim
Lennon's Eyebrow: City has no defense and won't pack the box. Lloris doesn't have a concussion anymore. 3-1 Spurs.
Petrilli: Writing papers blows. 2-1 Spurs.
Uncle Menno: The good news is we're going to score this week! The bad news is so is City. 2-1 Citizens.
MCofA: 1-0 City. Our defense is too good, makes almost all games project 1-0 or 0-1.
The Sleeper's Sleep: Ch. 7: In Which Roberto Soldado Evolves Into A Being Composed Of Pure Energy. 3-0 Spurs.
Skipjack: 1-0 City. Stop stealing my schtick, Ed.