Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is pitting his wits against a different guest each week this season.

Marco Gabbiadini

Gabbiadini formed a prolific partnership with Eric Gates at Sunderland, scoring 87 goals in 185 games

His opponents for the Boxing Day Premier League fixtures are Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray  and former Sunderland, York, Derby, Northampton and Darlington striker Marco Gabbiadini. 

Gabbiadini, known as 'Marco Goalo' when he was a prolific goalscorer for Sunderland from 1987 to 1991.

Both Mowbray and Gabbiadini, who is now a pundit on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport programme, think the day's other clash between Manchester and the north east will end in a victory for leaders Manchester United against Newcastle.

Predictions Score Lawro Guy Marco

BOXING DAY

Everton v Wigan

2-1

2-0

2-1

3-0

Fulham v Southampton

1-1

2-0

2-0

3-1

Man Utd v Newcastle

4-3

2-0

2-0

3-0

Norwich v Chelsea

0-1

0-2

1-3

1-2

QPR v West Brom

1-2

2-1

2-0

1-1

Reading v Swansea

0-0

1-1

2-2

1-2

Sunderland v Man City

1-0

0-2

0-2

1-1

Aston Villa v Tottenham

0-4

1-1

1-1

0-2

Stoke v Liverpool

3-1

1-1

0-1

0-0

A correct result is worth ONE point, while a correct score earns THREE points.

Last week, Lawro took on football impressionists Darren Farley and Paul Reid.

Lawro got six results right, with no perfect scores, and his score of six saw him beat both Farley ( four correct results with no perfect scores ), and Reid ( two correct results, with no perfect scores).

This season, we will also be keeping a record of the total scores for Lawro and his guests (below), and showing a table of how the Premier League would look if all Lawro's predictions came off (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after week 18

Lawro

137

Guests

104

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

BOXING DAY

All kick-offs at 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

Everton 2-1 Wigan

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Fulham 1-1 Southampton

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man Utd 4-3 Newcastle

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Norwich 0-1 Chelsea

Prediction: 0-2

Match report

QPR 1-2 West Brom

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Reading 0-0 Swansea

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Sunderland 1-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke 3-1 Liverpool

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests

P18

W9

D4

L5

GUEST LEADERBOARD SCORE

Kevin Sinfield

11

Luke Campbell

10

Mo Farah

8

Lawro

7.61 (average)

James Arthur

7

Dave Brailsford

7

Example

7

Goran Ivanisevic

7

Joe Calzaghe

6

Andy Murray

6

Peter Reid

6

Natalie Lowe

5

Joanna Rowsell

5

Greg Rutherford

5

Michael Vaughan

4

Darren Farley

4

Justin Young

4

Jonny Brownlee

3

Stephanie Houghton

3

Dani King

2

Paul Reid

2

Carl Froch

1

Lawro's best score: 14 points (week eight).

Lawro's worst score: four points (week three).

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L F A GD PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Man Utd

18

14

4

0

35

3

+32

46

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0

2.

Arsenal

18

12

3

3

29

11

+18

39

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+2

3.

Everton

18

11

6

1

28

16

+12

39

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+2

4.

Man City

18

11

5

2

31

11

+20

38

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-2

5.

Tottenham

18

11

2

5

25

12

+13

35

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+1

6.

Chelsea

16

10

4

2

24

10

+14

34

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-3

7.

Liverpool

18

7

8

3

20

14

+6

29

Up arrow

+1

8.

Newcastle

18

8

4

6

24

17

+7

28

Up arrow

+6

9.

QPR

18

8

3

7

21

21

0

27

Up arrow

+10

10.

Sunderland

18

6

7

5

20

21

-1

25

Up arrow

+5

11.

Stoke

18

5

8

5

18

20

-2

23

Down arrow

-2

12.

Southampton

17

7

1

9

16

24

-8

22

Up arrow

+5

13.

West Brom

18

5

3

10

19

26

-7

18

Down arrow

-6

14.

West Ham

18

4

5

9

16

23

-7

17

Down arrow

-2

15.

Swansea

18

3

7

8

14

26

-12

16

Down arrow

-4

16.

Fulham

18

4

2

12

14

27

-13

14

Down arrow

-3

17.

Wigan

18

4

2

12

12

30

-18

14

Up arrow

+1

18.

Norwich

18

2

4

12

12

30

-18

10

Down arrow

-8

19.

Aston Villa

18

2

4

12

12

31

-19

10

Down arrow

-3

20.

Reading

17

1

4

12

13

30

-17

7

Side arrow

0

Lawro did not make a prediction before the rearranged Chelsea-Reading game on 22 August.

Make your own predictions to see how the Premier League will look after this weekend.