Premier League predictions: Lawro v MOTD pundit Alan Shearer

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer

His opponent for this weekend's Premier League fixtures is MOTD pundit Alan Shearer.

The former Newcastle and England striker returns to Tyneside on Saturday's Football Focus, which this week will be broadcast live from the famous Wallsend Boys Club.

The show will feature former Wallsend stars who went on to become professional footballers, including Peter Beardsley, Steve Bruce and Michael Carrick. Shearer, who played for the club as a teenager, will be part of a panel taking questions from a live studio audience.

Football Focus is at 12:10 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website (in the UK).

ScoreLawroShearer
SATURDAY
Man City v Southampton4-12-03-1
Aston Villa v Fulham1-22-01-1
Cardiff v Crystal Palace0-31-11-1
Hull v Swansea1-02-12-2
Newcastle v Man Utd0-41-20-2
Norwich v West Brom0-12-12-0
Chelsea v Stoke3-02-02-0
SUNDAY
Everton v Arsenal3-01-11-1
West Ham v Liverpool1-21-22-2
MONDAY
Tottenham v Sunderland5-12-02-1

A correct result (ie picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth ONE point. A correct score earns THREE points.

Last weekend, Lawro got six correct results from 10 Premier League games, with no perfect scores. His score of six points saw him beat X-Factor winner Sam Bailey, who got two correct results, with no perfect scores, giving her a score of two points.

Lawro gained an extra five points from last week's rearranged midweek Premier League games, with Bastille drummer Woody also picking up two extra points that lifted him up the guest scoreboard.

We're keeping a record of the totals 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 (at the bottom of the page).

Totals after week 32
Lawro241
Guests158

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

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

SATURDAY

Man City v Southampton

Man City 4-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Shearer's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Fulham

Aston Villa 1-2 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Shearer's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Cardiff v Crystal Palace

Cardiff 3-3 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Shearer's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Hull v Swansea

Hull 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Shearer's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Newcastle v Manchester United

Newcastle 0-4 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Shearer's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Norwich v West Brom

Norwich 0-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Shearer's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Chelsea v Stoke

Chelsea 3-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Shearer's prediction: 2-0

Match report

SUNDAY

Everton v Arsenal

Everton 3-0 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Shearer's prediction: 1-1

Match report

West Ham v Liverpool

West Ham 1-2 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Shearer's prediction: 2-2

Match report

MONDAY

Tottenham v Sunderland

Tottenham 5-1 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Shearer's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
P32W21D2L9
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt, Tim Key*
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.53Lawro (average after 32 weeks)
7Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson
6Katy B, John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James
5Geraint Thomas*, Sam Tomkins, The National
4David Baddiel, David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis, Eliza Doolittle
3Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kaiser Chiefs, Woody*
2Sam Bailey, Cal Crutchlow, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin, Vic Reeves
0Josh Franceschi

* Does not include scores for postponed games

Lawro's best score: 16 points (week 21 v Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone)

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week 26 v Geraint Thomas, before postponed games are played)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City31283087+2
2.Chelsea322462780
3.Man Utd32227373+4
4.Liverpool32209369-3
5.Arsenal321711462-1
6.Tottenham3215512500
7.Everton321211947-2
8.Southampton3213811470
9.Stoke321071537+1
10.Swansea321071537+3
11.West Brom31981435+6
12.Newcastle328101434-3
13.West Ham32971634-5
14.Norwich32971634+1
15.Aston Villa 317121233-3
16.Fulham32891533+4
17.Crystal Palace32861830-1
18.Hull City325101725-4
19.Sunderland313919180
20.Cardiff321102113-2

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