Momentum. Tottenham Hotspur are riding a four game winning streak, yet to have a result besides win in competitive play. The team led the league entering the weekend, boosted on the back of a dominating performance against QPR. Erik Lamela, Eric Dier, Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli have been early standouts for Spurs, leading the team in its perfect form. However, with a formidable Liverpool side coming to White Hart Lane, can Spurs keep their form in tact?
In the way today is Liverpool, coming off a disappointing loss to Manchester City. The Reds have three points on the season, led primarily by the attacking duo of Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge. Liverpool finished second last year, but can they slay Tottenham and put themselves back in the title hunt despite their squad weaknesses?
As for the Prediction League, all but Ashlock foresaw Spurs winning, yet nobody foresaw the winning score. 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:
This week's predictions:
Uncle Menno: Emre Can? Well no, he can't. 3-1 Spurs.
Kevin: Liverpool suck. 3-0 Spurs.
Mechanick: Lamela scores, Sterling scores. All is even. 1-1 Draw
Ryan: You are probably the grossest human being I have ever met. 3-2 Spurs.
Bryan A.: Liverpool hammer us with two early goals, but tire down the stretch and concede midway through the second. The ending is nervy, but Spurs can't get an equalizer. 2-1 Liverpool.
Ed: 2-2 Draw
Salmon Chase: Liverpool got smashed by City. That says it all right there doesn't it? 2-1 Spurs
Ben Daniels: 3-0 Spurs. Poche is for real and Balotelli is stupid.
Dominic Wood: 2-1 Tottenham. Media thus declares us the new Liverpool inevitably dooming us to too high expectations.
Michael Caley: As usual, when there is a conflict between my soul and my numbers, I ignore the better part of my person for the comfort of spreadsheets, root mean squared errors and significant figures. 2-1 Liverpool.
Skipjack: 2-2 Draw. Shootout City.
Brett Rainbow: Stevie G can't hang with the Eriks. 2-0 Spurs.