Edit: Day 10 match is as predicted. Mitakeumi’s loss on day 9 should make the discussion of day 13-15 options academic, so I’m striking through the “Mitakeumi is in contention” predictions.
There are seven days left in the basho, and ten bouts have yet to take place between sanyaku opponents. This likely means four days with one bout each, and then two bouts on each of the last three days. The schedulers will want the most exciting and/or highest rank match-ups to take place later in the basho, so it’s possible to hazard a guess at the bouts we’ll get each day.
Day 9: Goeido vs. Tamawashi. This is already on the torikumi, and the bout isn’t especially high-profile with both rikishi struggling (each is 1-3 in their last four matches).
Day 10: Takayasu vs. Tamawashi. The least interesting remaining match-up, for the same reasons as the one above.
Day 11: Kakuryu vs. Onosho. Onosho has rebounded from his rough start. We’ll see if he can pose any sort of challenge to the Yokozuna’s yusho hopes.
Day 12: Kakuryu vs. Tamwashi. Is Tamawashi injured? He looked more like his old self today against Kotoshogiku. That Tamawashi could trouble Kakuryu.
For the last three days, the schedule probably depends on whether or not Mitakeumi is still in yusho contention. If he is, the schedulers should save his bout against Kakuryu for senshuraku. If he drops off the pace, they will favor the higher-rank bouts.
Day 13, Mitakeumi is in contention: Goeido vs. Mitakeumi, Takayasu vs. Kakuryu.
Day 13, Mitakeumi drops off the pace: Goeido vs. Takayasu, Mitakeumi vs. Kakuryu.
Day 14, Mitakeumi is in contention: Mitakeumi vs. Takayasu, Goeido vs. Kakuryu.
Day 14, Mitakeumi drops off the pace: Goeido vs. Mitakeumi, Takayasu vs. Kakuryu.
Day 15, Mitakeumi is in contention: Goeido vs. Takayasu, Mitakeumi vs. Kakuryu.
Day 15, Mitakeumi drops off the pace: Mitakeumi vs. Takayasu, Goeido vs. Kakuryu.