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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Arsenal

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

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Can't stop, won't stop. Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen continued their ridiculous hot streak last week, tallying three goals between them to lead Tottenham Hotspur to a 3-0 road victory over West Bromwich Albion. The win has Spurs in sixth place, just two points out of 4th. And the team ahead of them? Arsenal. With a North London Derby beckoning, Spurs will be looking to surpass Arsenal in the table and get into the top-4 places.

Arsenal travels to White Hart Lane scorching hot, posting four consecutive league victories. The team's star all season has been Alexis Sanchez, but the Chilean is rumored to be out with injury for the match. In his stead, the attacking responsibilities will likely fall to the trio of Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla and Mesut Ozil. Arsenal have struggled on the road though, where their defense has been much leakier. Can Spurs take care of business at home and get a crucial victory over their hated rivals?

As for the Prediction League, Ben remains on top with Caley right behind. 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 19
Michael Caley 17
Ryan 16
Brett Rainbow 14
Dominic Wood 14
Kevin 13
Salmon Chase 11
Mechanick 11
Bryan A. 10
Dustin Gerber Martin 8
Skipjack 7

This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: I should probably pick Arsenal to win, but I'm sure as hell not going to give anyone the satisfaction. 3-1 Spurs. Why? F**k Arsenal, that's why.

Kevin: Arsenal sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Kane and Eriksen combine for three more goals as North London turns blue. 3-1 Spurs

Ryan: I've wrestled crocodiles and dingoes simultaneously. 2-1 Spurs.

Bryan A.: 1-1 Draw. Meh.

Salmon Chase: 2-2 Draw, because I'll be drunk during this game and that score would make me happy.

Ben Daniels: We drew them 1-1 at the Emirates and this time they don't have Sanchez to bail them out and we have Sir Harry Kane. 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. It's good to know the Arsenal board will let Arsene manage through the red levels for years and years to come.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Arsenal. Maybe today will be the day our midfield starts working, but I'm sure not going to be the one to bet on it. Prediction leagues are serious business.

Skipjack: 3-1 Arsenal. I've got a bad feeling about this, Chewie.

Brett Rainbow: Another unsatisfying draw. 1-1 Draw.