Premier League predictions: Lawro v Alistair McGowan

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

This week he took on impressionist Alistair McGowan.

McGowan was a Leeds fan as a boy but also watched Coventry City and now says he does not have an allegiance to any club.

McGowan mimics Premier League managers

He told BBC Sport: "I followed Leeds when I was a kid, the Don Revie team, and when that team broke up, in a rather unique way, I no longer followed Leeds and, because we lived near Coventry, I became a Coventry fan.

"And then weirdly I went to university in Leeds but still followed Coventry. And then I moved to London and followed Coventry for a few more years. They won the FA Cup in 1987, which was fantastic but, since then, my interest has lapsed.

"My nearest club is Fulham so I followed them for a little while but now I have clubs I like and clubs I don't like so much."

McGowan also has a wide variety of football impressions, with Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and former England strikers Michael Owen, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer among those to feature in his predictions.

Predictions Score Lawro McGowan

SATURDAY

Aston Villa v Sunderland

0-0

2-0

2-1

Cardiff v Arsenal

0-3

0-2

1-3

Everton v Stoke

4-0

2-0

2-1

Norwich v Crystal Palace

1-0

2-1

3-2

West Ham v Fulham

3-0

1-1

3-1

Newcastle v West Brom

2-1

1-1

2-2

SUNDAY

Tottenham v Man Utd

2-2

2-2

1-2

Hull v Liverpool

3-1

0-2

0-2

Chelsea v Southampton

3-1

2-0

1-0

Man City v Swansea

3-0

2-0

4-0

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

Last week, Lawro got six results right, with three perfect scores. His score of 12 gave him victory over twin brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner from US rock band The National, who got five 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 12

Lawro

94

Guests

73

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Aston Villa v Sunderland

Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 2-1

Cardiff v Arsenal

Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

McGowan's prediction: 1-3

Everton v Stoke

Everton 4-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 2-1

Norwich v Crystal Palace

Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

McGowan's prediction: 3-2

West Ham v Fulham

West Ham 3-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

McGowan's prediction: 3-1

Newcastle v West Brom

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

McGowan's prediction: 2-2

SUNDAY

Tottenham v Man Utd

Tottenham 2-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-2

McGowan's prediction: 1-2

Hull v Liverpool

Hull 3-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

McGowan's prediction: 0-2

Chelsea v Southampton

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 1-0

Man City v Swansea

Man City 3-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 4-0

Lawro v Guests

P12

W5

D2

L5

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

11

Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green

7.83

Lawro (average after 12 weeks)

6

Kevin Clifton, Joe Montana, Greg James

5

Sam Tomkins, The National

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

12

9

3

0

30

Up arrow

+3

2.

Arsenal

12

7

5

0

26

Down arrow

-1

3.

Man Utd

12

7

5

0

26

Up arrow

+3

4.

Chelsea

12

7

4

1

25

Down arrow

-1

5.

Liverpool

12

6

6

0

24

Down arrow

-3

6.

Tottenham

12

7

2

3

23

Up arrow

+3

7.

Everton

12

5

4

3

19

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0

8.

Fulham

12

5

3

4

18

Up arrow

+10

9.

Newcastle

12

5

2

5

17

Down arrow

-1

10.

Southampton

12

5

1

6

16

Down arrow

-5

11.

Stoke

12

5

1

6

16

Up arrow

+3

12.

Swansea

12

4

3

5

15

Down arrow

-2

13.

West Brom

12

4

2

6

14

Down arrow

-2

14.

Norwich

12

4

2

6

14

Up arrow

+2

15.

Aston Villa

12

2

6

4

12

Down arrow

-3

16.

West Ham

12

3

3

6

12

Up arrow

+1

17.

Hull City

12

2

4

6

10

Down arrow

-4

18.

Crystal Palace

12

2

0

10

6

Up arrow

+1

19.

Sunderland

12

0

4

8

4

Up arrow

+1

20.

Cardiff

12

0

3

9

3

Down arrow

-5