World Cup 2014: Lawro's predictions - opening games

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson is predicting the outcome of every game at the 2014 World Cup.

He starts with the opening games in each group, which include the repeat of the 2010 final between holders Spain and the Netherlands, and England's tough-looking start against Italy.

Lawro also picks his two teams to go through from each group into the knockout stage.

He is backing Argentina to win the World Cup, and believes England will reach the quarter-finals.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Group A

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Thursday, 12 June
Brazil v Croatia 3-12-0
Friday, 13 June
Mexico v Cameroon1-01-0
Brazil v Croatia

Brazil 3-1 Croatia

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Mexico v Cameroon

Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

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Lawro's Group A Table
PosTeamP WDLFAGDPTS
1.Brazil110020+23
2.Mexico110010+13
3.Cameroon100101-10
4.Croatia100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Brazil and Mexico.

Group B

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Friday, 13 June
Spain v Netherlands1-51-1
Friday, 13 June
Chile v Australia3-11-0
Spain v Netherlands

Spain 1-5 Netherlands

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Chile v Australia

Chile 3-1 Australia

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Lawro's Group B Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Chile110010+13
2.Spain10101101
3.Netherlands10101101
4.Australia100101-10

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Spain and Netherlands.

Group C

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Saturday, 14 June
Colombia v Greece3-02-0
Sunday, 15 June
Ivory Coast v Japan2-11-0
Colombia v Greece

Colombia 3-0 Greece

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Ivory Coast v Japan

Ivory Coast 2-1 Japan

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Lawro's Group C Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Colombia110020+23
2.Ivory Coast110010+13
3.Japan100101-10
4.Greece100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Colombia and Ivory Coast.

Group D

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Saturday, 14 June
Uruguay v Costa Rica1-31-1
Saturday, 14 June
England v Italy1-21-0
Uruguay v Costa Rica

Uruguay 1-3 Costa Rica

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England v Italy

England 1-2 Italy

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Lawro's Group D Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.England110010+13
2.Uruguay10101101
3.Costa Rica10101101
4.Italy100101-10

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: England and Italy.

Group E

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Sunday, 15 June
Switzerland v Ecuador2-12-0
Sunday, 15 June
France v Honduras3-02-1
Switzerland v Ecuador

Switzerland 2-1 Ecuador

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France v Honduras

France 3-0 Honduras

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Lawro's Group E Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Switzerland110020+23
2.France110021+13
3.Honduras100112-10
4.Ecuador100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: France and Switzerland.

Group F

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Sunday, 15 June
Argentina v Bosnia-Hercegovina2-12-0
Monday, 16 June
Iran v Nigeria0-00-1
Argentina v Bosnia-Herzegovina

Argentina 2-1 Bosnia-Hercegovina

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Iran v Nigeria

Iran 0-0 Nigeria

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Lawro's Group F Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Argentina110020+23
2.Nigeria110010+13
3.Iran100101-10
4.Bosnia-Hercegovina100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Argentina and Nigeria.

Group G

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Monday, 16 June
Germany v Portugal4-01-0
Monday, 16 June
Ghana v United States1-20-1
Germany v Portugal

Germany 4-0 Portugal

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Ghana v United States

Ghana 1-2 United States

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Lawro's Group G Table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Germany110010+13
2.United States110010+13
3.Ghana100101-10
4.Portugal100101-10

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Germany and the United States.

Group H

GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Tuesday, 17 June
Belgium v Algeria2-12-0
Tuesday, 17 June
Russia v South Korea1-12-0
Belgium v Algeria

Belgium 2-1 Algeria

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Russia v South Korea

Russia 1-1 South Korea

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Lawro's Group H table
PosTeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1.Belgium110020+23
2.Russia110020+23
3.Algeria100102-20
4.South Korea100102-20

Lawro's pre-tournament picks to go through: Belgium and Russia.

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