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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Ham

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

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Up and down. Spurs have been inconsistent of late, following a victory over Arsenal with a disappointing road loss to Liverpool and tough home draw to Fiorentina in the Europa League. Spurs sit in sixth, just four points out of fourth place with a game in hand.Tottenham have been let down by their defending of late, unable to post a clean sheet in three matches. Can Spurs bounce back and beat a London rival at home today?

West Ham enter the match in 8th place, five points behind Spurs. The Hammers form has fallen off of late after sitting top-4 for much of the season. They still have scoring threats though, as Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia, and Stewart Downing look to pick up the attacking onus as Andy Carroll misses out after his knee surgery. The defense has been found wanting though, as James Collins and Carl Jenkinson look to slow down Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

As for the Prediction League, Caley foresaw Spurs losing to Liverpool. 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 21
Ryan 18
Michael Caley 18
Dominic Wood 16
Brett Rainbow 14
Kevin 14
Mechanick 12
Salmon Chase 11
Bryan A. 10
Dustin Gerber Martin 9



This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: I wanted to make an IT Crowd reference but I did that the last time. Shoot. 2-1 Spurs.

Kevin: West Ham sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Eriksen gets one in the 90th minute, of course. 1-0 Spurs

Ryan: Whoo! That's right, John, I'm gonna have to excuse myself to freshen up the downtown. 2-1 Spurs.

Bryan A.: I am horrible at this. So I'm picking the opposite of what I think will happen. 3-1 West Ham

Salmon Chase: 2-0 Spurs, my reasons are specific and secret.

Ben Daniels: 3-0 Spurs. We are due for a convincing win.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. I want Harry Kane to have my children.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. I'm not exactly hopeful about this match, but we're at home and there's no Harry Kane on West Ham.

Skipjack: 2-1 West Ham because of course

Brett Rainbow: TBD