‘The Amazing Race’ mystery: Are Tiffany and Krista out next or likely winners?

As the  two powerhouse duos of this season’s “The Amazing Race” — Tanner and Josh versus Justin and Diana — continue to fight it out, our predictions contest entrants remain divided on the fate of the cheerleaders, Tiffany and Krista. Our current predictions have them as the most likely to be eliminated this week with 7/5 odds. Yet we also have them in the middle of the pack to win the entire race at 11/1. Granted that is a ways back of predicted champs Tanner and Josh (7/5 odds) & runners-up Logan and Chris (11/2 odds). 

So what has readers so divided and do you agree? Make your own predictions for the next elimination for your chance to win the $100 Amazon gift certificate prize.

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At the end of the fourth episode last Friday, we were shocked when only Justin and Diana & Tanner and Josh moved on from the pit stop. We were left hanging with the rest of the teams — including Tiffany and Krista — still finishing the detour. Their position in the race remains unknown. Here’s a look at some reasons why readers may be so divided about the cheerleaders:

Reasons they’re in danger
Tiffany and Krista have narrowly escaped elimination in two of the first three legs. Inn the first leg, they placed 10 out of 11 and at the end of leg three they were eighth out of nine.

All-female teams win far less often than all-male and female-male pairings. In the 26 seasons to date, only three all-female teams have won. Of this season’s three all-female teams, one has already been eliminated and another (Jazmine and Danielle) is the next most likely to be eliminated.

Reasons they may win
Other teams are making mistakes.
Though they continue to be among the leaders, Tanner and Josh keep making poor decisions, like using their Express Pass at the least opportune time last week. And track stars Jazmine and Danielle passed by the clue box at Victoria Falls and had to turn around, costing valuable time. In the race, mistakes are fatal and as long as the cheerleaders stay on course they could capitalize in a major way.

The Double U-Turn and Express Pass.
We still don’t know if one of the back-of-the-pack teams will U-Turn another team, or who Tanner and Josh will pass the Express Pass off to. Both scenarios are situations that could take Tiffany and Krista from the bottom to the top in one swift movement.

What do you think of their chances this week and overall? There are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win both our weekly and overall season prizes. Don’t forget to update YOUR predictions here.

To make your weekly predictions, just log in to your account (or create a free one), click on “The Amazing Race” button and start answering questions like:

Which team will win ‘The Amazing Race’?

Which team will be eliminated next?

Which team will place first in this leg?

Will the Save be used?

Will the Express Pass be used?

Answer our questions before every episode and you will earn points based on correct predictions. The deadline for the next episode is this coming Friday at 5 p.m. PT. 

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We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “The Amazing Race” and “Survivor” to the winners of the Oscars and the Country Music Assn. Awards. 

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Below, get started with your predictions for “The Amazing Race” by picking which team will be eliminated next by using our easy drag-and-drop menu. 

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