Premier League predictions: Lawro v actor and singer Zac Efron

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

His opponent for the weekend's Premier League fixtures is former High School Musical actor Zac Efron, now starring in new comedy 'Bad Neighbours'.

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Zac Efron offers his Football Focus predictions

Efron admits he does not know much about football but recently won the award for 'Best Shirtless Performance' at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, an accolade that is likely to continue to elude Lawro.

"I get to a few LA Galaxy games, but not enough," Efron told BBC Sport. "It's fun and the sport is really starting to grow in the United States.

"I saw David Beckham play a few times and watched a game next to him, which was awesome. He is a great dude."

"When I am in the UK, I always try to get to a game. I saw Arsenal play Chelsea in 2012. The chants you have here are insane - like a long poem that every single person knows. It is a little different to baseball."

Premier League predictions
Southampton v Everton2-02-11-2
Fulham v Hull2-22-11-1
Stoke v Tottenham0-11-20-1
Swansea v Aston Villa4-12-01-2
West Brom v West Ham1-02-11-1
Man Utd v Norwich4-02-00-1
Sunderland v Cardiff4-02-01-0
Liverpool v Chelsea0-22-03-2
Crystal Palace v Man City0-21-10-2
Arsenal v Newcastle3-02-03-0

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 eight Premier League games, with one perfect score. His tally of eight points saw him beat snooker player Ken Doherty, who got two correct results with no perfect scores, for a total of two points.

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 35



Southampton v Everton

Southampton 2-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Zac's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Fulham v Hull

Fulham 2-2 Hull

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Zac's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke v Tottenham

Stoke 0-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Zac's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Swansea v Aston Villa

Swansea 4-1 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Zac's prediction: 1-2

Match report

West Brom v West Ham

West Brom 1-0 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Zac's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Manchester United v Norwich

Man Utd 4-0 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Zac's prediction: 0-1

Match report


Sunderland v Cardiff

Sunderland 4-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Zac's prediction: 1-0

Match report

Liverpool v Chelsea

Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Zac's prediction: 3-2

Match report

Crystal Palace v Man City

Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Zac's prediction: 0-2

Match report


Arsenal v Newcastle

Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Zac's prediction: 3-0

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
12George Groves*, Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt, Tim Key*
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.5Lawro (average after 35 weeks)
7Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson
6Katy B, John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James, Alan Shearer
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, Ken Doherty, 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)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City34304094+2
3.Man Utd34238377+4
12.Aston Villa348131337+2
13.West Brom34991636+3
16.West Ham35981835-4
17.Crystal Palace35981835-6
18.Hull City346101828-5

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