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Everton at Tottenham Hotspur: Writer Prediction League

The Toffees face yet another difficult match

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League Photo by Marc Atkins/Mark Leech Sports Photography/Getty Images

Losing is no fun. Getting knocked out of the FA Cup early is no fun. Losing to Liverpool is no fun.

So losing to Liverpool in an early round FA Cup match is really no fun.

The only consolation for RBM staffers? Most of us at least predicted it!

Before we dig into our writers’ picks for the upcoming match in London against Tottenham Hotspur, let’s review those Merseyside Derby picks to see who our big winners were.

Liverpool FA Cup Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Can Pickford Liverpool 2-0 2
Brian F. Firmino Pickford Liverpool 3-1 2
Brian L. Rooney Rooney Draw 1-1 0
Callum Gueye Gueye Everton 1-0 0
Calvin Oxlade-Chamberlain Pickford Liverpool 3-1 2
Chris Solanke Sigurdsson Liverpool 2-1 5
Matt Firmino Sigurdsson Liverpool 3-1 3
Mike Mane Pickford Liverpool 3-1 2
Sean 0
Tom Sigurdsson Pickford Draw 1-1 0
Tyler Rooney Rooney Everton 2-1 0
Zach Firmino Sigurdsson Liverpool 2-1 5

Chris and Zach both correctly predicted Liverpool victories by the score of 2-1 with Gylfi Sigurdsson taking home Everton man of the match honors — so five points to each of them!

Matt also picked the Icelander as the man of the match, while all together, seven of us correctly guessed that Liverpool would win. We’d much rather have been wrong, but at least we got something out of the ordeal.

Unfortunately for this week’s big winners, there isn’t much hope for them in the overall standings.

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

Chris jumped up into the top half with those points, but remains 20 points off Mike in first place. Zach’s five-point week took him out of sole possession of last place...and into a three-way tie for last place.

This week’s match against Tottenham features two teams just outside of their desired finishing spot — Spurs sit three points out of fourth place and a Champions League spot, while Everton sits in 9th, outside potential Europa League places.

Though it hasn’t been a perfect season for Harry Kane and Tottenham, they’re in decent enough form that we, on the whole, don’t give Everton much of a chance in this match.

Tottenham Hotspur Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam Bolasie Bolasie Spurs 2-1 2
Brian F. Kane Kenny Spurs 3-0 2
Brian L. Kane Holgate Spurs 2-1 2
Calvin Kane Pickford Spurs 3-1 2
Chris Alli Tosun Draw 2-2 1
Matt Kane Sigurdsson Spurs 3-0 2
Mike Kane Pickford Spurs 2-0 2
Sean Kane Pickford Draw 1-1 0
Tom Kane Tosun Draw 1-1 1
Tyler Kane Sigurdsson Spurs 3-1 2
Zach Kane Pickford Draw 1-1 0

None of us predicted an Everton win, though four foresee a draw — which would be a good result for the Toffees at this stage.

Harry Kane dominated the first goalscorer column, with only Dele Alli and Yannick Bolasie getting other votes. Jordan Pickford leads the way in MOTM votes, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and new man Cenk Tosun also notching two votes each.