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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton

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

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Bounce back. It looked like revenge was in the air early last Sunday, as former Spur Jake Livermore gave Hull City the lead over Tottenham in the 8th minute. But a foolish Gaston Ramirez red card early in the second half gave Spurs new life, as Tottenham came back to win 2-1. The win was marked by a dominant performance by Christian Eriksen, whose free kick post deflection set up the first goal and finished the game winner by himself. Can Spurs key Dane keep his momentum going and give Spurs a needed home victory?

In the way today is Everton, sitting 9th in the table on even points with Spurs. The Toffees have been marked by a strong attack and leaky defense so far this season, leading to their inconsistent form. The team has major scoring threats, as Romelu Lukaku, Steven Naismith, and supersub Samuel Eto'o have all tallied more than three league goals each. The Everton defense has tightened up of late, but could the possible absence of star defender Leighton Baines prove an exploitable point for Spurs?

As for the Prediction League, Ryan's perfect prediction moved him into a tie for the league lead with Caley.  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 8
Ryan 8
Ben Daniels 7
Brett Rainbow 6
Mechanick 6
Salmon Chase 6
Kevin 5
Skipjack 4
Ed 4
Bryan A. 4
Dustin Gerber Martin 4
Dominic Wood


This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: We won on Thursday and there's a sense of optimism permeating the side, like we're coming out of a deep and dark malaise. Which means we'll s**t the bed again. 1-1 Draw.

Kevin: Everton sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Eriksen is a golden god. 1-0 Spurs

Ryan: You are probably the grossest human being I have ever met.
You're no panty dropper yourself.
1-1 Draw.

Bryan A.: We can't have too many nice things. We still won't have a competent midfield and our CB's will get worked by Lukaku. 3-1 Everton.


Salmon Chase: I am stupid so I'll go with 2-1 Spurs

Ben Daniels: We're not the only team struggling this season. Everton sucks too. 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. Turning point baby

Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. When I don't know what I think, I go with the mode projection.

Skipjack: 2-2 Draw, guys. YOLO

Brett Rainbow: 2-0 Spurs