World Cup 2014: Lawro's predictions - final & play-off

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Lawro was correct when he thought Argentina, who were his pre-tournament pick to win the World Cup, would get through their semi-final but he wrongly backed Brazil to beat Germany and join them in Sunday's final.

Instead, the hosts played the Netherlands in Saturday's third-place play-off in Brasilia, losing 3-0 to Louis van Gaal's side. Lawro wrongly predicted a 2-0 win for the host nation.

But he did choose the winner in three of the four quarter-finals, and all of the eight last-16 ties.

Lawro enjoyed a 50% success record in the group stage, correctly guessing the outcome in 24 of the 48 games.

The only group he failed to get a single correct result in was Group D, which was surprisingly won by Costa Rica as England finished bottom.

Before the tournament, Lawro chose 11 out of the 16 teams that went through to the knockout stage.

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan in Rio de Janeiro.


GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Saturday, 12 July
Brazil v Netherlands0-32-0
Sunday, 13 July
Germany v Argentina1-02-1

Sunday, 13 July

Germany 1-0 Argentina (after extra time)

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

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GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Tuesday, 8 July
Brazil v Germany1-71-0
Saturday, 5 July
Netherlands v Argentina0-0 (2-4 pens)1-2


GamesScoreLawro's prediction
Friday, 4 July
France v Germany0-10-2
Brazil v Colombia2-12-0
Saturday, 5 July
Argentina v Belgium1-00-2
Netherlands v Costa Rica0-0 (4-3 pens)2-0


GamesScoreLawro's prediction
* Belgium to win on penalties
Saturday, 28 June
Brazil v Chile1-1 (3-2 pens)2-0
Colombia v Uruguay2-02-1
Sunday, 29 June
Netherlands v Mexico2-11-0
Costa Rica v Greece1-1 (5-3 pens)2-0
Monday, 30 June
France v Nigeria2-02-1
Germany v Algeria2-1 (aet)2-0
Tuesday, 1 July
Argentina v Switzerland1-0 (aet)2-0
Belgium v United States2-1 (aet)1-1*

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