Premier League predictions: Lawro v Gaz Coombes

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

This week he takes on former Supergrass frontman and Manchester United fan Gaz Coombes.

Gaz has released a new single 'Buffalo' and is in the studio working on his second solo album, due out next year. He joins Paul Weller in playing 'The Christmas Tree Sessions' in aid of Save the Children on Thursday, at the Union Chapel in London.

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes
Coombes says there is no need to panic if David Moyes does not win the title in his first season as Manchester United boss

He grew up in Oxford but has supported United since he was a boy in the early 1980s.

"The United then were not the United we know now," Coombes told BBC Sport. "We never really looked like winning the title in those days and all my mates were Liverpool fans.

"I was lucky enough to be at the Nou Camp when we won the Champions League in 1999. That was probably the best footballing moment of my life. Supergrass were over there to play a show for Radio One and we managed to get some tickets.

"It was incredible, such a roller-coaster night. It had not been a great game, I had been drinking loads of really heavy dark Spanish lager all day and towards the end of the 90 minutes, when we were 1-0 down, my head had started to hurt and I felt like I was ready for bed in a bit.

"Then Teddy Sheringham equalised and I had not stopped shouting and screaming with joy when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer scored the winner two minutes later. My headache went away and it was just utter elation. It was a bizarre game but an incredible one."

Crystal Palace v West Ham1-01-11-1
Arsenal v Hull2-02-04-1
Fulham v Tottenham1-21-21-3
Liverpool v Norwich5-13-03-0
Man Utd v Everton0-12-02-1
Southampton v Aston Villa2-32-12-1
Stoke v Cardiff0-02-01-1
Sunderland v Chelsea3-40-21-2
Swansea v Newcastle3-01-11-1
West Brom v Man City2-30-21-2

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

Last week, Lawro got six results right, with one perfect score. His score of eight gave him victory over impressionist Alistair McGowan, who also 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 13



All kick-offs 19:45 GMT unless otherwise stated.

Crystal Palace v West Ham

Crystal Palace 1-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Gaz's prediction: 1-1

Match report


Arsenal v Hull

Arsenal 2-0 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Gaz's prediction: 4-1

Match report

Fulham v Tottenham

Fulham 1-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Gaz's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Liverpool v Norwich

Liverpool 5-1 Norwich

Liverpool did not perform at Hull on Sunday, but that was partly down to the fact that hat-tricks in his last three games against them, and hit seven goals in total.

The Liverpool fans will demand a performance too, as a reaction to what happened against Hull, and I think they will get one.

Lawro's prediction: 3-0

Gaz's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Manchester United v Everton

Man Utd 0-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Gaz's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Southampton v Aston Villa

Southampton 2-3 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Gaz's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Stoke v Cardiff

Stoke 0-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Gaz's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Sunderland v Chelsea

Sunderland 3-4 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Gaz's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Swansea v Newcastle

Swansea 3-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Gaz's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Brom v Man City

West Brom 2-3 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Gaz's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green
7.84Lawro (average after 13 weeks)
6Kevin Clifton, Alistair McGowan Joe Montana, Greg James
5Sam Tomkins, The National
4Jason Sudeikis
2Cal Crutchlow, David Schneider
1Michael 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
1.Man City13103033+2
5.Man Utd1376027+3
13.West Brom1343615-1
15.Aston Villa1327413-4
16.West Ham1334613-1
17.Hull City1324710-7
18.Crystal Palace1320116+2

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