Two-time “Survivor” champion Sandra Diaz-Twine is the only former winner left on “Survivor: Game Changers” after she ousted J.T. Thomas in last week’s episode. Heading into Episode 6, titled “Vote Early, Vote Often,” many are surprised that Sandra has managed to remain in the game as long as she has, but with leading 15/8 odds of being eliminated this week we think the queen’s reign may finally come to an end. Read my analysis of how Sandra’s game may be shaken up this week as well as find out who else the odds put in danger of going home. And be sure to update your “Survivor 34” predictions in our weekly event.
Between turning her tribe’s attention away from her and toward Ciera Eastin and Tony Vlachos in the premiere, avoiding being sent home by another tribe in a shocking joint tribal council and instigating a sugar fight between J.T. and Michaela Bradshaw, Sandra has been the hardest working player this season. And that hard work has paid off. Despite having the biggest target imaginable for a returning player, Sandra has attended four tribal councils without a single vote cast against her. But our readers think that changes this week following a teased tribal swap that will rattle alliances for everyone in the game.
Sandra’s strongest allies are Jeff Varner and Michaela who voted with her in all four tribals they’ve attended together. Outside of them, the only people Sandra has played with are Aubry Bracco who voted with J.T. last week, Troyzan Robertson who has been on the Tavua tribe and Hali Ford with the Mana camp. That cuts Sandra very little slack heading into a swap that could easily put her at a numbers disadvantage for the first time.
Also facing a tough road ahead in the swap is Debbie Wanner, who trails Sandra very closely with 23/10 odds of elimination. News of Debbie’s emotional outbursts last week is likely to spread once her Mana tribe is dispersed. Having potentially damaged her relationship with Brad Culpepper, Sierra Thomas and Tai Trang, Debbie has left herself as an easily disposable wild card at such a crucial turning point in the game.
Of the members of the Tavua tribe, predictors say that Ozzy Lusth is the most vulnerable, giving him third place 14/1 odds of going home. Safe from elimination due to an immunity streak at Tavua, Ozzy has escaped what is turning out to be a one-by-one pick off of strong men — J.T., Malcolm Freberg, Caleb Reynolds and Tony have gone out in four consecutive tribals. At this point, to see Ozzy become the fifth wouldn’t be that surprising.
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