Capitulating. After a disheartening 3-0 loss to Stoke City last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur look to bounce back in their penultimate game of the league season. All that lays in the balance is the question of Europa League qualification, but even the value of that is questioned by the effort the club is displaying in the pursuit of that goal.
Arriving today is Hull City, currently sitting in 18th place, two points away from safety. The Tigers will be disheartened by the recent suspension of former Spur Jake Livermore due to a positive cocaine test, while the main goalscoring responsibilities will likely fall on Nikica Jelavic and Dame N'Doye. Tom Huddlestone and Robert Brady will look to marshall from midfield, while Michael Dawson leads the defense. Can Hull earn needed points and get themselves out of the relegation hunt?
As for the Prediction League, Caley tied things up at the top by foreseeing Spurs' loss to Stoke. 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:
|Dustin Gerber Martin
This week's predictions:
Dustin Gerber Martin: We're wearing the Sash Kits™ for this match. Sashes are awesome and make teams invincible. Spurs win eleventy-billion to 0.
Kevin: Hull sucks, 3-0 Spurs
Mechanick: Cocaine so white the Lilywhites actually win. 1-0 Spurs
Bryan A.: Spurs, in an effort to adapt to the tire tread on their new kit, get run over by Tom Huddlestone and Hull. 3-1 Hull
Salmon Chase: TBD
Ben Daniels: 2-1 Spurs. As much as I'd love to lose and relegate Newcastle, Hull are terrible and we will win.
Dominic Wood: 1-1 Spurs. Teams on vacation already.
Michael Caley: 2-1 Spurs. If we relegate Hull, maybe Steve Bruce will finally write another novel.
Skipjack: 3-0 Spurs. The Spirit of Kevin is alive in England.
Brett Rainbow: Hull is bad but Poche starts Dier at right back again. 1-1 Draw.