Premier League predictions: Lawro v Jim Kerr of Simple Minds

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

This week he takes on Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr.

Kerr is a Celtic fan, who watches Arsenal when he is London and also has a long-term love of Italian football.

Simple Minds performed at the fan party at Berlin's Brandenburger Gate before the launch of the 2006 World Cup in Germany

Simple Minds performed at the fan party at Berlin's Brandenburger Gate before the launch of the 2006 World Cup in Germany

"I don't play any more unfortunately but enjoyed myself down the years - the band and the crew had a team and would play other bands or journalists," he told BBC Sport.

"That was always good fun, unless you came up against Iron Maiden who were very good. Then it could be difficult. Depeche Mode were not bad either but I remember giving UB40 a hiding.

"Why Celtic? It was all to do with growing up in Glasgow which, as most people will know, is a football-mad city.

"I was brought up in a Celtic family and was a fan from a very young age. I am very proud to say my first game was a pre-season friendly in 1966 when Manchester United came to Glasgow and I saw us beat the United side of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law."

Simple Minds are in the middle of a world tour that saw them play three gigs in Brazil in October and Kerr thinks next year's World Cup will be a special tournament.

"I am probably the only Scotsman who will be in Brazil for the next few months."

Predictions Score Lawro Jim

SATURDAY

Man Utd v Newcastle

0-1

2-0

2-0

Crystal Palace v Cardiff

2-0

2-1

0-1

Liverpool v West Ham

4-1

2-0

3-0

Southampton v Man City

1-1

0-2

1-2

Stoke v Chelsea

3-2

0-2

0-1

West Brom v Norwich

0-2

1-1

1-1

Sunderland v Tottenham

1-2

1-2

0-2

SUNDAY

Fulham v Aston Villa

2-0

2-1

1-2

Arsenal v Everton

1-1

2-0

3-1

MONDAY

Swansea v Hull

1-1

1-1

3-0

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

For the midweek Premier League programme, Lawro got five results right, with two perfect scores. His score of nine gave him victory over former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, who got six correct results, but 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 14

Lawro

111

Guests

85

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Manchester United v Newcastle

Man Utd 0-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jim's prediction: 2-0

Crystal Palace v Cardiff City

Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jim's prediction: 0-1

Liverpool v West Ham

Liverpool 4-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jim's prediction: 3-0

Southampton v Manchester City

Southampton 1-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Jim's prediction: 1-2

Stoke City v Chelsea

Stoke 3-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Jim's prediction: 0-1

West Brom v Norwich City

West Brom 0-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jim's prediction: 1-1

Sunderland v Tottenham

Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Jim's prediction: 0-2

SUNDAY

Fulham v Aston Villa

Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jim's prediction: 2-1

Arsenal v Everton

Arsenal 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jim's prediction: 3-1

MONDAY

Swansea v Hull City

Swansea 1-1 Hull City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jim's prediction: 3-0

Lawro v Guests

P14

W7

D2

L5

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

11

Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green

7.92

Lawro (average after 14 weeks)

6

Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan 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

14

11

3

0

36

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+2

2.

Arsenal

14

9

5

0

32

Down arrow

-1

3.

Chelsea

14

9

4

1

31

Down arrow

-1

4.

Liverpool

14

8

6

0

30

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0

5.

Man Utd

14

8

6

0

30

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+4

6.

Tottenham

14

8

3

3

27

Side arrow

0

7.

Everton

14

6

4

4

22

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-2

8.

Southampton

14

6

1

7

19

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0

9.

Newcastle

14

5

4

5

19

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-2

10.

Stoke

14

6

1

7

19

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+4

11.

Fulham

14

5

4

5

19

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+7

12.

Norwich

14

5

2

7

17

Up arrow

+4

13.

Swansea

14

4

4

6

16

Down arrow

-2

14.

West Brom

14

4

3

7

15

Down arrow

-1

15.

West Ham

14

3

5

6

14

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+2

16.

Aston Villa

14

2

7

5

13

Down arrow

-6

17.

Hull City

14

2

4

8

10

Down arrow

-5

18.

Crystal Palace

14

2

1

11

7

Up arrow

+1

19.

Sunderland

14

0

5

9

5

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+1

20.

Cardiff

14

0

3

11

3

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-5