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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Brom

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

Clive Rose

Stuttering. Tottenham Hotspur have had trouble giving complete performances of late, drawing Sunderland and Partizan Belgrade this week. The Sunderland match was a dominating Tottenham performance that saw the team undone by two woeful errors, while the team barely got involved in a drab 0-0 draw to Partizan. The Sunderland performance seemed to show promise in the Spurs attack and new arrivals Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio showed well in the midweek. Can Spurs put it all together to get a needed league win?

In the way today is West Brom, currently sitting last in the league table with just two points. The Baggies main struggle so far this season has come in attack, as the team has only been able to score two league goals so far. They do have attacking threats, as young Saido Berahino and Brown Ideye could be dangers to score. Much of the old guard remain through the West Brom side, as the likes of Chris Brunt, James Morrison, Jonas Olsson and Ben Foster will try to help West Brom earn their first league win at White Hart Lane.

As for the Prediction League, nobody foresaw the draw against Sunderland. 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 3
Mechanick 2
Uncle Menno 2
Dominic Wood 2
Ben Daniels 2
Ryan 2
Brett Rainbow 2
Skipjack 2
Kevin 2
Salmon Chase 1
Ed 1
Bryan A.


This week's predictions:

Uncle Menno: West Brom? More like WORST Brom. 2-0 Spurs

Kevin: West Brom suck, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Eriksen, Lamela, and a set piece scream three goals to me. Spurs allow vs West Brom, because Spurs. 3-1 Spurs

Ryan: I'm gonna kill him! I'm gonna finish him like a cheesecake! 2-1 Spurs

Bryan A.: West Brom haven't scored in weeks, which means they'll totally score in this match. Maybe Lamela will finally score too. 2-1 Spurs

Ed: 1-1 Draw

Salmon Chase: $-0 Spurs [Ed.- I'm assuming he meant 4-0 Spurs] as we go fully sexy time mode on the baggies. Are these the baggies? If they aren't they should be called that because their team is already horrible and a horrible team names an equally horrible and uninspiring nick name

Ben Daniels: We're going to do all the good things we did against Sunderland and none of the bad things. Also West Bromwion are bad. 2-0 Spurs

Dominic Wood: TBD

Michael Caley: 1-0 Spurs. I originally had Spurs scoring dollar-sign many goals, too.

Skipjack: 1-1 Spurs. Meh.

Brett Rainbow: 3-1 Spurs