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Writer's Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at Burnley

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

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Surviving. Tottenham Hotspur endured a tough challenge from bottom-feeders Leicester City in their last league match, but a Harry Kane hat trick helped lift Spurs to a 4-3 win. The win has Spurs in 7th, barely alive in the race for 4th place. But a victory today would not only lift Spurs back into the race, but also lift Tottenham into 5th place, crucial for gaining Europa League eligibility. After a hiatus for an international break, can Spurs regain their winning ways and get a crucial road victory?

Spurs travel to Burnley today, as The Clarets sit in 19th place, but just one point from safety. Burnley have been lead by their talismanic striker, Danny Ings, who leads the team in goals and is tied for the lead in assists. Ings has been supported by his wingers, as the duo of Ashley Barnes and George Boyd have been major attacking threats for Burnley. Burnley have been felled by their defense though, which is tied for the second worst goals record in the league. Can Burnley keep Harry Kane off the scoresheet?

As for the Prediction League, all but Brett foresaw the win over Leicester. 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 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: Harry Kane shall rise like a phoenix from the ashes on Easter Sunday. Wait, did I mix my metaphors? 2-1 Spurs.

Kevin: Burnley sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Kane gets a brace, Burnley gets closer to a return to The Championship. 2-0 Spurs

Bryan A.: Does it even matter anymore? 7-2 Spurs.

Salmon Chase: Burnley, a wet fart stain on the face of top flight English football. We will make them look godlike for at least 40 minutes. 2-1 Spurs

Ben Daniels: We're bad but we aren't lose to Burnley bad. 2-1 Spurs.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. Harry Kane is the new Beatles.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Burnley. Going to stop expecting us to suddenly become good.

Skipjack: 4-1 Spurs IDK

Brett Rainbow: 3-0 Spurs. One of Paulinho, Stambouli or Dembele grabs a goal.