Mark Lawrenson's predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is back for the new season and will again be pitting his wits against a different guest each week.

His first opponent of the new campaign is Hollywood actor Jason Sudeikis, the former Saturday Night Live comedian who plays Tottenham's clueless American coach Ted Lasso in an NBC commercial promoting their coverage of the Premier League.

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US comedian Sudeikis in Spurs job spoof

Sudeikis goes for big wins for Liverpool, Sunderland and West Ham, giving some original reasons for his choices. He also predicts defeat for David Moyes at Swansea, in his first game in charge of defending champions Manchester United.

"Swansea versus 'Man U' is like David vs Goliath," Sudeikis told BBC Sport. "I'm going to guess 'Man U' will seem like they are going to win until the last five minutes. They will be 4-0 up and then there is going to be a five-goal outburst and Swansea are going to win. You watch and see."

You can see all of his predictions on Football Focus at 12:00 BST on BBC One and this website in the UK.

PredictionsScoreLawroTed Lasso
Liverpool v Stoke1-01-020-0
Arsenal v Aston Villa1-32-07-7
Norwich v Everton2-22-11-0
Sunderland v Fulham0-11-124-0
West Brom v Southampton0-12-12-0
West Ham v Cardiff2-02-015-1
Swansea v Man Utd1-41-15-4
Crystal Palace v Tottenham0-11-20-2
Chelsea v Hull City2-02-04-0
Man City v Newcastle4-02-02-4

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


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


Liverpool v Stoke

Liverpool 1-0 Stoke

Prediction: 1-0

Match report

Arsenal v Aston Villa

Arsenal 1-3 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Norwich v Everton

Norwich 2-2 Everton

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Sunderland v Fulham

Sunderland 0-1 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Brom v Southampton

West Brom 0-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Match report

West Ham v Cardiff

West Ham 2-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea v Man Utd

Swansea 1-4 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Match report


Crystal Palace v Tottenham

Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Chelsea v Hull City

Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report


Man City v Newcastle

Man City 4-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Make your own predictions to see how the Premier League will look after this weekend.

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