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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Crystal Palace

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

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Destruction. Spurs were flying high entering the midweek, coming off of two consecutive league wins. But a trip to Chelsea proved difficult, as the league leading Blues annihilated Tottenham Hotspur 3-0. Spurs were undone by being outclassed all over the pitch, although the likes of Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb, and Ben Davies showed themselves fairly well. Losing to the league leaders away is hardly a shocking loss, but can Spurs bounce back in a crucial home bout?

In the way today is an arrival from Crystal Palace, currently sitting 15th in the table and one point above the relegation places. Palace has been hampered by a poor defense, allowing 23 goals in 14 games so far. Palace does have threats though, as Mile Jedinak has been a standout in center midfield, while Jason Puncheon, Marouane Chamakh, and Frazier Campbell are attacking players to watch. Can Palace take crucial points away from Spurs at home?

As for the Prediction League, Caley and Ben stay on top by predicting Spurs' loss to Chelsea. 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 11
Ben Daniels 10
Ryan 9
Salmon Chase 8
Brett Rainbow 8
Mechanick 7
Kevin 6
Dominic Wood 5
Skipjack 5
Bryan A. 5
Dustin Gerber Martin 5

This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: We're going to dick Palace. Huh huh huh. I am 12. 3-0 Spurs.

Kevin: Palace sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: G'day, Mile Jedinak. Time for a Spurs win. 2-0 Spurs

Ryan: I'm gonna kill him! I'm gonna finish him like a cheesecake! 3-1 Spurs.

Bryan A.: 3-0 Spurs. Palace are as bad at playing football as I am at predicting it.

Salmon Chase: Palace are about as bad at football as people who watched the live Peter Pan musical are at watching TV. 2-0 Spurs

Ben Daniels: We have Harry Kane. And they don't. 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: 2-0 Spurs. Please. It's all I want for Christmas.

Michael Caley: 1-0 Spurs. Palace don't attack good.

Skipjack: 2-1 Spurs. We're going to steal 3 points like Dustin steals my jokes.

Brett Rainbow: There was a live Peter Pan musical broadcast on tv? I'm never coming back to America. 3-0 Spurs.