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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at West Brom

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

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Dynamic Dane. Christian Eriksen saved Spurs bacon again last league match, lifting Tottenham to a 2-1 home victory over Sunderland with an 88' minute goal. The win kept Spurs in the hunt for 4th place, just three points behind Manchester United. With the transfer window soon to close, can Spurs show solidity or will they mark to Daniel Levy that they need reinforcements?

Spurs travel today to play West Bromwich Albion, currently 14th in the table but just three points above the relegation places. The Baggies have been mediocre at The Hawthorns but their goal scorers have shined at home, led by star attacker Saido Berahino. There is some skill in their distribution as well, as Chris Brunt and Stephane Sessegnon are threats to set up goals. West Brom also has experience in defense with Joleon Lescott and Gareth McCauley. Can Spurs slow down Berahino and break down the Baggies' defense on the road?

As for the Prediction League, Ben grew his lead with another perfect prediction. 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:

Ben Daniels 18
Michael Caley 16
Ryan 15
Brett Rainbow 13
Dominic Wood 13
Salmon Chase 11
Kevin 11
Mechanick 10
Bryan A. 10
Dustin Gerber Martin 8
Skipjack 7

This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: This match has "exhausted, post-Cup, boring 0-0 Draw" written all over it.

Kevin: West Brom sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Eriksen gets another, plus a second on a free kick from a bungled Ben Foster play. 2-0 Spurs

Ryan: Sometimes I have the feeling I can do crystal meth, but then I think, mmm... better not. 2-1 Spurs.

Bryan A.: It wouldn't be a proper Tottenham season if some lower table side didn't do the double over us. 2-0 West Brom

Salmon Chase: TBD

Ben Daniels: Even though we always seem to be terrible against West Brom, 2-1 Spurs

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. Kane Smash.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. I dunno, we should still win probably. I guess.

Skipjack: 1-1 Spurs. Sigh.

Brett Rainbow: We've played something like 10 competitive matches more than the baggies this season and are probably exhausted. But we're still good enough to win this one. 2-0 Spurs.