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Everton vs Tottenham: Writer Prediction League

Toffees to earn a point against Spurs?

Manchester City v Everton - Premier League Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

The RBM prediction league occasionally puts our writers in a bind — one in which they might get a little bit of joy out of an Everton loss!

Our staff’s pessimism paid off in their predictions last match against Chelsea, but this week we’re a little more optimistic about Everton’s chances against Tottenham Hotspur.

Let’s start by looking at our picks from before the international break — correct predictions are in bold.

Chelsea Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Morata Besic Chelsea 2-1 2
Brian F. Willian Davies Chelsea 2-1 2
Brian L. Rooney Pickford Chelsea 2-1 2
Callum Keane Gueye Draw 2-2 0
Calvin Willian Gueye Chelsea 3-1 2
Chris Pedro Keane Chelsea 3-0 2
Matt Rooney Keane Draw 1-1 0
Mike Morata Gueye Chelsea 2-0 4
Sean Pedro Gueye Chelsea 2-1 2
Tom Rooney Pickford Everton 2-1 0
Tyler Rooney Sigurdsson Draw 2-2 0
Zach Morata Pickford Chelsea 1-0 2

Eight out of 12 writers predicted a Chelsea victory, and received two points as a result. Only Mike correctly guessed the 2-0 scoreline, though, and received an additional two points as a result.

Nobody had Cesc Fabregas getting the first goal, nor Dominic Calvert-Lewin as the RBM-voted Everton man of the match.

The season is still early, but we’ve already got a few writers creating space at the top of the prediction league table.

Prediction League Standings

Writer Points
Writer Points
Mike 79
Calvin 75
Brian F. 56
Matt 55
Brian L. 54
Sean 54
Chris 52
Adam 50
Tyler 49
Zach 49
Tom 46

Sean and Mike lead the way with 8 points, with Calvin and I right behind them. With two points this week, Chris became the last writer to pick up points and join the rest of us in the table.

This week against Tottenham, there are some very clear expectations shared by a bunch of our writers. Those predictions are below.

Spurs Prediction

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Calvert-Lewin Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Brian F. Kane Sigurdsson Draw 1-1 1
Brian L. Kane Sandro Tottenham 2-1 3
Callum Kane Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 1
Calvin Alli Gueye Tottenham 2-1 2
Chris Sandro Calvert-Lewin Everton 2-1 0
Matt Alli Klaassen Tottenham 3-1 2
Mike Kane Schneiderlin Tottenham 2-0 3
Sean Kane Schneiderlin Draw 1-1 1
Tom Kane Calvert-Lewin Draw 1-1 1
Tyler Calvert-Lewin Pickford Everton 2-1 1
Zach Sandro Sandro Draw 1-1 0

Harry Kane won a whopping six votes as the opening goalscorer — half of the participating field. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Dele Alli, and Sandro Ramirez each picked up two votes as well.

Man of the match voting was a little more scattered. Calvert-Lewin led the way with three votes, while Morgan Schneiderlin, Sandro, and Idrissa Gueye each got two votes. Jordan Pickford, Davy Klaassen, and Gylfi Sigurdsson round out the picks.

Half the field (six writers) is predicting a 1-1 draw between Everton and Tottenham at Goodison Park this weekend — that’s the most single-scoreline predictions I can recall since we started the prediction league last season.

Four writers picked a Tottenham victory, two by a 2-1 tally. Only Chris and Tyler have Everton picking up a home victory, both with 2-1 scorelines.