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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at West Ham

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at West Ham United.

Christopher Lee

Consistency. Spurs are finishing the season strong, having won two games on the trot and pushing themselves back within reach of 5th place. The defense has rebounded of late, as Danny Rose and Younes Kaboul have turned in much needed improved performances. A win today can put Spurs on the edge of clinching Europa League, but can Spurs deliver?

In the way today is West Ham, currently 14th in the table with just two games left. The Hammers are just one point away from safety, as Sam Allardyce's men have ridden gritty (some say anti-football) play to relative success. Kevin Nolan has remained West Ham's leader, the highest scorer and assist man for the Hammers. Carlton Cole is yet again a threatening goal scorer, while Reid, Demel, Tomkins, and McCartney have remained mainstays of the West Ham defense. Can West Ham emerge with safety from relegation by the end of their matchup with Spurs?

As for the Prediction League, nobody dropped a perfect prediction to break away from the pack. 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:

Name Score
The Sleeper's Sleep 27
Lennon's Eyebrow 26
Mechanick 25
Uncle Menno 25
Petrilli 24
Michael Caley 24
Ed 22
Ashlock 21
Skipjack 21
Kevin 21
Ryan 21
The Roosevelts

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This week's predictions:

Ed: 10-0 Spurs. I am not really taking this seriously anymore.

Uncle Menno: Hey, hey now, little man. You can stand there and slag me off all you like. But don't you start talking about how I feel about my beloved West Ham. Cos I love 'em. I love ‘em Gooners. 2-0 Spurs.

Kevin: West Ham are pretty trash. 2-1 Spurs.

Mechanick: Kane scores again? Why not? 1-0 Spurs

Ryan: "I'm a mouse, duh." 2-1 Spurs.

Bryan A.: Tim Sherwood lost to West Ham in his first match in charge and it would be fitting if he were to lose his last match in charge to them as well (Because the Dutch season ends Saturday and maybe we'll get lucky and fire Sherwood early for the hell of it). 2-0 West Ham.

The Roosevelts: My middle school tennis manager Tim predicts it will be 1-0 Spurs. Then again he is wearing mismatched socks so how smart could he be.

Lennon's Eyebrow: I can't even imagine losing to West Ham three times in a single season, so I won't. 1-0 Spurs.

Petrilli: Spurs 3-1. Paulinho is an elaborate Ponzi Scheme I'm sure of it.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. You know the final Championship matches are on at 7:15? That should be fun.

The Sleeper's Sleep: I don't know whether to recommend the "notBigSam" Twitter account to you or not. 2-1 Spurs.

Skipjack: 4-3 Spurs cause that'd be fun to watch again