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Writer's Prediction League: Tottenham Hotspur at Stoke City

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

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Destruction. The last breath of Tottenham's top four ambitions came last week, when a 1-0 loss to Manchester City ended all hopes of Spurs getting back in the race. The only point of contention left in Spurs' season is whether or not the team will gain Europa League qualification, but even that value of has been debated by supporters. The biggest question left for Spurs may be if Harry Kane can gain the Golden Boot, sitting just two goals behind Sergio Aguero with three games to play.

Spurs travel to the West Midlands today to face Stoke City, currently sitting tenth in the table. The Potters have been led by the attacking trio of Jonathan Walters, Mame Diouf and former Spur Peter Crouch. There will be no love lost between Spurs and Stoke's midfield masetro, Charlie Adam, who has a past of injuring Tottenham players. Young Jack Butland may find himself in goal again after manager Mark Hughes hinted so this past week. Can the Potters hold court at the Britannia Stadium?

As for the Prediction League, things stayed tight at the top as Ben, Michael, and Dominic all foresaw Spurs' loss to Man City. 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 26
Michael Caley 25
Dominic Wood 22
Kevin 18
Brett Rainbow 17
Mechanick 15
Salmon Chase 15
Dustin Gerber Martin 14
Bryan A. 13
Skipjack 11

This week's predictions:

Dustin Gerber Martin: Our recent league form has been LWDLWDL. So clearly we're going to win this because #stats. Take that, Caley. 3-1 Spurs.

Kevin: Stoke sucks, 3-0 Spurs

Mechanick: Why do I have a sneaking suspicion this game is going to be horribad? 0-0 Draw

Bryan A.: The last time I got a prediction correct was when we lost to Stoke. So, let's go with that again. 2-1 Stoke.

Salmon Chase: 3-1 Spurs, because it's still real to me damn it.

Ben Daniels: 2-1 Spurs, because Stoke is stupid.

Dominic Wood: 2-1 Spurs. All is lost.

Michael Caley: 2-1 Stoke. I don't even know what things are.

Skipjack: 2-1 Spurs, on a Lamela brace

Brett Rainbow: I really dislike Charlie Adam. 3-0 Spurs.