Premier League predictions: Lawro v The National

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

This week he takes on twin brothers Aaron & Bryce Dessner from US rock band The National.

Football Focus predictions - The National

The Dessners hail from Cincinnati but have always been football fans, with Bryce telling BBC Sport: "We grew up playing soccer and we we were really into it as kids. We were captains of our high school teams.

Aaron added: "We were decent by American standards, which means not very good at all. But we have always followed the Premier League.

"My wife is Danish and her family are long-time Liverpool supporters so I am a Liverpool fan by default. But like a lot of Americans we follow the teams that have American players, so we love Tim Howard at Everton for example."

Predictions Score Lawro The National

SATURDAY

Everton v Liverpool

3-3

1-1

1-2

Arsenal v Southampton

2-0

2-0

1-0

Fulham v Swansea

1-2

2-1

0-1

Hull v Crystal Palace

0-1

2-1

0-0

Newcastle v Norwich

2-1

2-1

1-0

Stoke v Sunderland

2-0

2-0

0-1

West Ham v Chelsea

0-3

1-1

0-2

SUNDAY

Man City v Tottenham

6-0

2-0

0-0

Cardiff v Man Utd

2-2

0-2

0-3

MONDAY

West Brom v Aston Villa

2-2

1-1

0-0

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

Last week, Lawro got four results right, with one perfect score. His score of six gave him victory over actor and comedian David Schneider, who got two correct results, with no exact scores.

We're 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 of Lawro's predictions were correct (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after Week 11

Lawro

82

Guests

68

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

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

Everton v Liverpool

Everton 3-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The National's prediction: 1-2

Arsenal v Southampton

Arsenal 2-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The National's prediction: 1-0

Fulham v Swansea

Fulham 1-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The National's prediction: 0-1

Hull v Crystal Palace

Hull 0-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The National's prediction: 0-0

Newcastle v Norwich

Newcastle 2-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The National's prediction: 1-0

Stoke v Sunderland

Stoke 2-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The National's prediction: 0-1

West Ham v Chelsea

West Ham 0-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The National's prediction: 0-2

SUNDAY

Man City v Tottenham

Man City 6-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The National's prediction: 0-0

Cardiff v Manchester United

Cardiff 2-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

The National's prediction: 0-3

MONDAY

West Brom v Aston Villa

West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The National's prediction: 0-0

Lawro v Guests

P11

W4

D2

L5

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

11

Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green

7.45

Lawro (Average after 11 weeks)

6

Kevin Clifton, Joe Montana, Greg James

5

Sam Tomkins

4

Jason Sudeikis

2

Cal Crutchlow, David Schneider

1

Michael Palin

Lawro's best score: 13 points (week seven v David Schneider)

Lawro's worst score: 4 points (week two v Sam Tomkins)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE

POS TEAM P W D L PTS DIFF +/-

1.

Man City

11

8

3

0

27

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+7

2.

Chelsea

11

7

3

1

24

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+2

3.

Arsenal

11

6

5

0

23

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-2

4.

Liverpool

11

6

5

0

23

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-2

5.

Man Utd

11

6

5

0

23

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0

6.

Tottenham

11

7

2

2

23

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+1

7.

Everton

11

5

3

3

18

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-1

8.

Southampton

11

5

1

5

16

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-5

9.

Fulham

11

4

3

4

15

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+9

10.

Swansea

11

4

3

4

15

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+3

11.

Newcastle

11

4

2

5

14

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-2

12.

Norwich

11

4

2

5

14

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+3

13.

West Brom

11

4

1

6

13

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-3

14.

Stoke

11

4

1

6

13

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+3

15.

Aston Villa

11

2

5

4

11

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-4

16.

West Ham

11

3

2

6

11

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0

17.

Hull City

11

1

4

6

7

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-5

18.

Crystal Palace

11

2

0

9

6

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+2

19.

Sunderland

11

0

4

7

4

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0

20.

Cardiff

11

0

3

8

3

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-6