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Writers Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at Manchester United

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The writers at Cartilage Free Captain predict the result for Tottenham Hotspur's match at Manchester United

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In the hunt. In last weekend's only Premier League match, Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from a run of tough form to beat QPR 2-1. The win pushed Spurs to 6th places, just three points out of 4th place. Harry Kane was the star man again, scoring a brace that gave Spurs the win. The defense was shaky at the end though. And ahead of a match against the current fourth place holders, can Spurs keep their momentum going on the road?

Manchester United's 4th place position has them just two points above Liverpool in 5th, so today's match will be a massive bellwether for the 4th place finisher. United have won two straight league matches, but a red card from Angel Di Maria in United's recent FA Cup loss to Arsenal ensures the talented Argentinian will miss today's match. Jonny Evans will also miss with injury, while Marcus Rojo is a doubt to play. United will surely rely on Wayne Rooney as the main provider of goals, while David De Gea will lead the revitalized Red Devils defense. Can United end Spurs' top-4 ambitions with a massive home win today?

As for the Prediction League, Caley's perfect prediction closed the gap on Ben. 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:

Name
Score
Ben Daniels 23
Michael Caley 21
Dominic Wood 19
Brett Rainbow 16
Kevin 16
Mechanick 13
Salmon Chase 13
Bryan A. 11
Dustin Gerber Martin 11

Skipjack

9

This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: United are too good at home. 3-1 United.

Kevin: United sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: 1-1 Draw, because Kane gonna Kane and Wazza gonna Wazza.

Bryan A.: Poche: Bro, do you even bro, Bro?
LVG: /takes out balls.
Poche: ....
LVG: ...

2-1 United

Salmon Chase: Spurs win and hang a Bernie Madoff score on United 8-0 one goal for every million LVG lost to that douche. 8-0 Spurs. Mmmm, savor the rich bold flavor of that artistically produced 100% fair-trade #hottake

Ben Daniels: 2-1 Spurs. We will not go gently into that good night.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. I hope if I make it on Jeopardy I go on a long enough run to buy the team.

Michael Caley: 2-1 United. This is where it just about ends, I think.

Skipjack: 1-1 Draw, because of course.

Brett Rainbow: Lads, it's Van Gaal's United. 2-1 Spurs.