Premier League predictions: Lawro v Joe Montana

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

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Legendary NFL quarter-back Joe Montana gives his Premier League predictions

This week he takes on legendary NFL quarterback Joe Montana, who won the Super Bowl four times in the 1980s with the San Francisco 49ers.

Montana, who is in the UK coaching aspiring quarterbacks, compares Liverpool to the 49ers as he backs them to beat West Brom, while he tips Newcastle to see off Sunderland in the north east derby because he "likes their Brown Ale".

PredictionsScoreLawroJoe
SATURDAY
Crystal Palace v Arsenal0-20-20-3
Aston Villa v Everton0-21-11-2
Liverpool v West Brom4-12-03-1
Man Utd v Stoke3-22-02-0
Norwich v Cardiff0-02-13-2
Southampton v Fulham2-01-14-1
SUNDAY
Sunderland v Newcastle2-11-11-2
Chelsea v Man City2-11-20-1
Swansea v West Ham0-02-02-3
Tottenham v Hull1-03-02-1

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

Last week, Lawro got six results right, with no perfect scores. His score of six was not enough to stop BBC Breakfast's Susanna Reid waltzing off with a win, with the Strictly Come Dancing contestant scoring 11 thanks to her seven correct results, including two perfect scores which puts her second on the guest leaderboard. Like Lawro, Reid's dance partner Kevin Clifton got six results right, with no perfect 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 Eight
Lawro64
Guests54

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

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

Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Montana's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Aston Villa 0-2 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Montana's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Liverpool 4-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Montana's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Man Utd 3-2 Stoke City

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Montana's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Norwich 0-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Montana's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Southampton 2-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Montana's prediction: 4-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Sunderland 2-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Montana's prediction: 1-2

Match preview

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Montana's prediction: 0-1

Match preview

Swansea 0-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Montana's prediction: 2-3

Match preview

Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Montana's prediction: 2-1

Match preview

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
P8W3D0L5
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green
8Lawro (Average after seven weeks)
6Kevin Clifton
5Sam Tomkins
4Jason Sudeikis
2Cal Crutchlow
1Michael Palin
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Arsenal8530180
2.Chelsea8530180
3.Man City853018+1
4.Tottenham852117+1
5.Liverpool844016-2
6.Man Utd844016+2
7.Fulham842214+7
8.Newcastle841313+3
9.Southampton840412-3
10.Everton832311-3
11.West Brom831410+1
12.West Ham831410+3
13.Stoke831410+3
14.Norwich82248+4
15.Hull81346-6
16.Swansea81346-5
17.Aston Villa81346-4
18.Crystal Palace82066+1
19.Cardiff80262-2
20.Sunderland802620