Falling. Tottenham struggled last weekend, only able to draw away to Hull City after getting beat down the game previous by Manchester City. Spurs are now in sixth place, six points away from Champions League places. A major problem has been the play of striker Roberto Soldado, who has slumped majorly after his arrival at White Hart Lane last summer. Can Tottenham find the consistent scoring that can launch the team into fourth place?
The challenge will come in the arriving Everton. Everton are 5th in the table, just a point ahead of Spurs. The team is without its star striker Romelu Lukaku, out with injury, but new loanee Lacina Traore could be ready to feature in his Everton debut. Kevin Mirallas has become a key cog of the attack, a scoring threat and top distributor. Gareth Barry has starred with his new team in midfield, while Leighton Baines remains an enormous threat at left back.
As for the Prediction League, nobody foresaw last week's draw. 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:
Ed: Both teams want and need a win, so the obvious upshot is a 2-2 Draw.
Uncle Menno: Everton's banged up and we need the win badly. 2-1 Spurs. Pienaar scores because of course he does.
Kevin: I'm with Ed all the way on this. 2-2 Draw.
Mechanick: I feel this game being a drab affair as nothing is decided. 1-1 Draw
Ryan: "We only carry sizes one, three and five. You could try Sears." 2-1 Everton.
Ashlock:I bought a PS4, but I still don't have any games for it. #AgainstModernConsoles. 3-1 Everton.
The Roosevelts: Fellows, let's be reasonable, huh? This is not the time or the place to perform some kind of a half-assed autopsy on a fish... And I'm not going to stand here and see that thing cut open and see that little Kintner boy spill out all over the dock. 2-2 Draw
Lennon's Eyebrow: We've only beaten Everton 3 times in the past 8 years. Even though we're not good, we're probably due. I think that's how stats work. 1-0 Spurs.
Petrilli: 2-1 Spurs, because I chose my ship and I'm going to die in my ship.
MCofA: 3-1 Spurs. My baby is crying. But Everton minus Lukaku are pretty average, I think. I'd run a script for a simulation, but, again, need to bounce on an exercise ball for a half hour instead.
The Sleeper's Sleep: They made a whole movie out of Legos. 2-0 Spurs.
Skipjack: 1-1 Draw, because meh.