World Cup 2014: Lawro's predictions - opening games

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is predicting the outcome of every game at the 2014 World Cup.

He starts with the opening games in each group, which include the repeat of the 2010 final between holders Spain and the Netherlands, and England's tough-looking start against Italy.

Lawro also picks his two teams to go through from each group into the knockout stage.

He is backing Argentina to win the World Cup, and believes England will reach the quarter-finals.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Group A

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Thursday, 12 June

Brazil v Croatia

3-1

2-0

Friday, 13 June

Mexico v Cameroon

1-0

1-0

Brazil v Croatia

Brazil 3-1 Croatia

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Mexico v Cameroon

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

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Lawro's Group A Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Brazil

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

2.

Mexico

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

3.

Cameroon

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

4.

Croatia

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Brazil and Mexico.

Group B

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Friday, 13 June

Spain v Netherlands

1-5

1-1

Friday, 13 June

Chile v Australia

3-1

1-0

Spain v Netherlands

Spain 1-5 Netherlands

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Chile v Australia

Chile 3-1 Australia

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Lawro's Group B Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Chile

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

2.

Spain

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

3.

Netherlands

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

4.

Australia

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Spain and Netherlands.

Group C

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Saturday, 14 June

Colombia v Greece

3-0

2-0

Sunday, 15 June

Ivory Coast v Japan

2-1

1-0

Colombia v Greece

Colombia 3-0 Greece

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Ivory Coast v Japan

Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

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Lawro's Group C Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Colombia

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

2.

Ivory Coast

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

3.

Japan

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

4.

Greece

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Colombia and Ivory Coast.

Group D

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Saturday, 14 June

Uruguay v Costa Rica

1-3

1-1

Saturday, 14 June

England v Italy

1-2

1-0

Uruguay v Costa Rica

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica

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England v Italy

England 1-2 Italy

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Lawro's Group D Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

England

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

2.

Uruguay

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

3.

Costa Rica

1

0

1

0

1

1

0

1

4.

Italy

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: England and Italy.

Group E

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Sunday, 15 June

Switzerland v Ecuador

2-1

2-0

Sunday, 15 June

France v Honduras

3-0

2-1

Switzerland v Ecuador

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador

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France v Honduras

France 3-0 Honduras

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Lawro's Group E Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Switzerland

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

2.

France

1

1

0

0

2

1

+1

3

3.

Honduras

1

0

0

1

1

2

-1

0

4.

Ecuador

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: France and Switzerland.

Group F

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Sunday, 15 June

Argentina v Bosnia-Hercegovina

2-1

2-0

Monday, 16 June

Iran v Nigeria

0-0

0-1

Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina

Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Hercegovina

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Iran v Nigeria

Iran 0-0 Nigeria

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Lawro's Group F Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Argentina

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

2.

Nigeria

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

3.

Iran

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

4.

Bosnia-Hercegovina

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Argentina and Nigeria.

Group G

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Monday, 16 June

Germany v Portugal

4-0

1-0

Monday, 16 June

Ghana v United States

1-2

0-1

Germany v Portugal

Germany 4-0 Portugal

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Ghana v United States

Ghana 1-2 United States

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Lawro's Group G Table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Germany

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

2.

United States

1

1

0

0

1

0

+1

3

3.

Ghana

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

4.

Portugal

1

0

0

1

0

1

-1

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Germany and the United States.

Group H

Games Score Lawro's prediction

Tuesday, 17 June

Belgium v Algeria

2-1

2-0

Tuesday, 17 June

Russia v South Korea

1-1

2-0

Belgium v Algeria

Belgium 2-1 Algeria

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Russia v South Korea

Russia 1-1 South Korea

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Lawro's Group H table
Pos Team P W D L F A GD PTS

1.

Belgium

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

2.

Russia

1

1

0

0

2

0

+2

3

3.

Algeria

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

4.

South Korea

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

0

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Belgium and Russia.