my thought was.. who needs the win more ?
Goeido needs 8 to avoid kadoban and with all yok/oz still in, he will probably lose a lot in week2
Mita needs 11 for Oz promotion, which is very likely to happen as he‘s hyped in the media and a few upsets against foreigners (Shin, ijo, hak, kak) can be expected to emphazize promotion claims.
so i went with Goeido ;)
should Goeido be Ozeki ? Hell, no !
should Mita become Ozeki ? Yes (from a pure NSK marketing prospective - if Kise cant keep his Yok status much longer, which Jpn rikishi do they push ?? Yes, that’s Mita !)
what a great opportunity for the NSK commentator to point out the current rank difference after the bout: „sasuga Ozeki“
Gotaru-kun loses often when he‘s not supposed to, but Ozeki should beat Seki any day on paper..
and now ON with the baSHOW