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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at Arsenal

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

Shaun Botterill

Tottenham Hotspur struggled a bad way last weekend, losing 1-0 to previously bottom-feeding West Brom. The team bounced back, though, beating Nottingham Forest in the League Cup after a nice comeback. The problem seems to be scoring consistency, as the team looked entirely weak in attack vs. West Brom and for the vast majority of the game vs. Championship side Forest. Can Spurs find some goals against their most hated rival today?

In the way today is Arsenal, sitting fourth in the table. The Gunners' strong start has been led primarily by the trio of Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey. The team's defense has been boosted by new arrival Calum Chambers and in attack with Danny Welbeck. Chambers, the 19 year-old defender, will likely start against Spurs while Man United product Welbeck could be a scoring threat as well. Can Tottenham take points in a tough road trip to the Emirates Stadium?

As for the Prediction League, nobody foresaw the loss against West Brom. 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: No, sir, I don't like it. 3-1 Arsenal.

Kevin: Arsenal suck, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Our defense has stabilized a bit, and the offense improves a bit. An improved result. 1-1 Draw

Ryan: Taking names, taking numbers, join our righteous frat! If you ain't pledging Sigma Beta, you ain't worth no crap! 2-1 Spurs!

Bryan A.: Words cannot describe how bad this weekend will be. Arsenal 4-1.

Ed: 3-1 Arsenal

Salmon Chase: 3-0 Spurs, has anyone noticed I've been taking dives in this league for YEARS?

Ben Daniels: We've been bad and Arsenal have been good, so heading to the Emirates sounds like a definite recipe for a loss. But screw that, 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: Spurs 2-1. I like to lie to myself.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Arsenal. They got some issues, but that front four / front five is too good and our back line is, let's say a work in progress.

Skipjack: 2-0 Arsenal. We aren't there yet.

Brett Rainbow: This game came too early for us. 3-1 Arsenal.