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Writer's Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa

The Cartilage Free Captain writers predict the outcome of today's match between Tottenham and Aston Villa.

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Flat. Spurs hopes for top four died last Sunday in a poor effort at the Turf Moor, as Spurs drew relegation-threatened Burnley 0-0. The draw has seemingly left Europa League qualification and a fifth place finish at the forefront of Spurs' ambitions, as the team sits in sixth place, seven points out of 4th place positioning. The defense did show improvement against Burnley, but can Spurs' attacking support get the goals rolling again?

Aston Villa travels to White Hart Lane today, sitting 16th in the table, three points ahead of the relegation drop zone. Villa have been led by their defense all season, which has supported the Villains' league worst attack. Defenders Ron Vlaar, Ciaran Clark, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan will look to stem Spurs' attack, while the attacking load will fall on the shoulders of Belgian star Christian Benteke. Can the Villains get needed road points and help ensure their survival in the Premiership?

As for the Prediction League, nobody foresaw Spurs drawing Burnley. 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 24
Michael Caley 23
Dominic Wood 20
Kevin 17
Brett Rainbow 16
Mechanick 14
Salmon Chase 14
Bryan A. 13
Dustin Gerber Martin 13
Skipjack 10

This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: I already hate this match. 2-2 Draw.

Kevin: Aston Villa sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: This one is ugly, but feel like we sneak one on a set piece. 1-0 Spurs

Bryan A.: TBD

Salmon Chase: 3-1 Spurs, with a hat trick by Kane who then makes a big prediction of snogging Poche in front of a sad faced Sherwood.

Ben Daniels: To hell with narratim. 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. We Do Not Sow.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. Come on, home match against a crappy team. We're still favored in these.

Skipjack: 3-1 Spurs. The narrative of our english core is stronger the narrative of our English clown.

Brett Rainbow: 4-1 Spurs, Dim Tim still takes credit for the victory.