BOLTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Wolverhampton Wanderers Manager Mick McCarthy gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Reebok Stadium on December 31, 2011 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)
Tottenham is in second place in the middle of January. The last time that happened... well, I'm pretty sure I wasn't born yet. A midweek win over Everton has put Tottenham even on points with Manchester United and just three points behind Manchester City. With United and City not having the most difficult matches in Bolton home and Wigan away, respectively, the emphasis will be on Spurs keeping pace in the title race.
In the way this weekend though is a tough task in a stubborn Wolverhampton Wanderers side. Wolves have been in mediocre form, but have still been able to keep earning draws. Steven Fletcher continues to carry the goal scoring responsibility for Wolves, while Welsh keeper Wayne Hennessey has been the bastion of the Wolves defense. Manager Mick McCarthy is starting to feel the pressure at Molineux, but the arrival of Arsenal's Emmanuel Frimpong has seemed to add some bite to the Wolves central midfield.
The Writers Prediction League continues. Ryan was perfect again, as his lead continues to grow. The rules remain--one point for a correct prediction, a bonus point for getting the score correct. Here are the current standings:
This week's predictions after the jump:
Kevin: Crap game. I'll hate writing about it. 1-0 Spurs
Ashlock: I said on WDR that I see this as a trap game. That hasn't changed. 0-0 Draw
Mechanick: Adebayor goes beast mode before missing the crucial Man City match. 3-1 Spurs
Ryan: Times Spurs score, 2. Times Wolves score, 0. Times Mick McCarthy makes me laugh, 14. 2-0 Spurs
The Roosevelts:I've been wrong about 97% of games this season. F**k it I'm going deep. 5-0 Spurs
Evan: Spurs look past Wolves before their showdown away at Man City just a bit, but still keep the pressure on the Manchester clubs at the top of the table. 1-0 Spurs
But what do you think will happen, o wise Commentariat? Vote and sound off below:
Tottenham's result vs. Wolves?
Win (95 votes)
Draw (15 votes)
Lose (12 votes)
122 total votes