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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at Aston Villa

The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at Aston Villa.

Alex Livesey

Disappointment. Tottenham Hotspur suffered a very poor loss last week, falling at home to the previously 18th placed Newcastle United. The defense is faltering, exploited by a poor Toon attack last week. However, the team did bounce back in the midweek in League Cup, as the Eriksen/Lamela combo each scored again. Can Tottenham's goal scorers take their form into the league, or will Tottenham's defense leak goals yet again to a weak side?

Tottenham is traveling to Aston Villa today, sitting 15th in the table. The team has been hurting for goals, tallying 531 minutes without scoring. The team's defense has been been poor as well, allowing 13 goals in their last five league matches. The team does have threats though to break their goal scoring draught, as Andi Weimann and Gabriel Agbonglahor looked dangerous early in the season. Can the Villains score and beat Tottenham this weekend?

As for the Prediction League, nobody foresaw Tottenham losing to Newcastle.  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:

Michael Caley 5
Mechanick 4
Ryan 4
Skipjack 4
Brett Rainbow 4
Kevin 3
Ben Daniels 3
Salmon Chase 3
Uncle Menno 3
Dominic Wood 2
Ed 2
Bryan A.


This week's predictions:

Uncle Menno: Aston Villa hasn't scored in about a billion games. So of course this is going to happen. 1-1 Draw.

Kevin: Aston Villa sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Villa scores, but Spurs win anyways. 2-1 Spurs

Ryan: Your weirdness is actually affecting my vocal cords, so I'm gonna need you to scoot! Skedaddle! 2-1 Spurs.

Bryan A.: It's been 500+ minutes since Villa last scored. I bet they score in the first 15. 2-1 Villa.

Ed: 2-1 Spurs

Salmon Chase: They will laugh at us no mater what. 2-1 Spurs

Ben Daniels: Aston Villa are garbage and we just beat Brighton so. 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: For the love of god, 3-1 Spurs if they know what's good for them.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. We're not this terrible.

Skipjack: 2-2 Spurs

Brett Rainbow: 2-0 Spurs.