Premier League predictions: Lawro v MOTD commentator Guy Mowbray

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

His opponent for the Boxing Day Premier League matches is Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray.

Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray

Mowbray thinks Manchester City will edge their Boxing Day clash with Liverpool

Mowbray correctly tipped Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal to show some festive form and is also backing Manchester City to edge out Liverpool and maintain their 100% winning record at Etihad Stadium in the Premier League this season.

"This is game of the day on paper and it will be on the field," Mowbray said.

"City's home goals and Suarez's goals everywhere have to stop flying in at their current rate at some stage - but they will continue in this game."

Predictions Score Lawro Guy

BOXING DAY

Hull City v Man Utd

2-3

0-2

0-2

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

0-1

1-1

2-1

Cardiff v Southampton

0-3

1-1

1-0

Chelsea v Swansea

1-0

2-0

3-0

Everton v Sunderland

0-1

2-0

3-1

Newcastle v Stoke

5-1

2-1

1-1

Norwich v Fulham

1-2

2-1

2-1

Tottenham v West Brom

1-1

1-2

2-0

West Ham v Arsenal

1-3

1-2

1-2

Man City v Liverpool

2-1

2-0

3-2

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

In the last round of games, Lawro got five results right, with no perfect scores. His score of five saw him beat UK Prime Minister David Cameron who got four correct results, with no exact scores.

Both Lawro and Cameron were beaten by the army troops based at Camp Bastion, who got seven correct results, with one exact score, for a tally of nine points.

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 17

Lawro

130

Guests

97

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

BOXING DAY

Hull City v Manchester United

Hull City 2-3 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Crystal Palace

Aston Villa 0-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Cardiff City v Southampton

Cardiff 0-3 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Chelsea v Swansea City

Chelsea 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Everton v Sunderland

Everton 0-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Newcastle v Stoke

Newcastle 5-1 Stoke City

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Norwich v Fulham

Norwich 1-2 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Tottenham 1-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Ham v Arsenal

West Ham 1-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Man City v Liverpool

Man City 2-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Guy Mowbray's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Lawro v Guests

P17

W9

D2

L6

SCORE GUEST LEADERBOARD

12

Nicky Wire

11

Susanna Reid

10

Usain Bolt

9

Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops

7.64

Lawro (average after 17 weeks)

6

John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan Joe Montana, Greg James

5

Sam Tomkins, The National

4

David Cameron, Jason Sudeikis

2

Cal Crutchlow, Jim Kerr, 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

17

14

3

0

45

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+2

2.

Man Utd

17

11

6

0

39

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+6

3.

Chelsea

17

11

5

1

38

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+1

4.

Liverpool

17

10

6

1

36

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-3

5.

Arsenal

17

10

6

1

36

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-2

6.

Tottenham

17

10

3

4

33

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+1

7.

Everton

17

7

4

6

25

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-3

8.

Southampton

17

8

1

8

25

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+1

9.

Stoke

17

7

2

8

23

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+1

10.

Fulham

17

6

4

7

22

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+9

11.

Norwich

17

6

3

8

21

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+3

12.

Newcastle

17

5

5

7

20

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-6

13.

Swansea

17

5

5

7

20

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-2

14.

West Brom

17

5

5

7

20

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+2

15.

West Ham

17

4

5

8

17

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+2

16.

Aston Villa

17

2

7

8

13

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-3

17.

Hull City

17

2

6

9

12

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-5

18.

Crystal Palace

17

3

2

12

11

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0

19.

Sunderland

17

1

5

11

8

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+1

20.

Cardiff

17

0

4

13

4

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-5