Mark Lawrenson's Premier League predictions

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Marco Gabbiadini
Gabbiadini formed a prolific partnership with Eric Gates at Sunderland, scoring 87 goals in 185 games

His opponents for the Boxing Day Premier League fixtures are Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray and former Sunderland, York, Derby, Northampton and Darlington striker Marco Gabbiadini.

Gabbiadini, known as 'Marco Goalo' when he was a prolific goalscorer for Sunderland from 1987 to 1991.

Both Mowbray and Gabbiadini, who is now a pundit on BBC Newcastle's Total Sport programme, think the day's other clash between Manchester and the north east will end in a victory for leaders Manchester United against Newcastle.

PredictionsScoreLawroGuyMarco
BOXING DAY
Everton v Wigan2-12-02-13-0
Fulham v Southampton1-12-02-03-1
Man Utd v Newcastle4-32-02-03-0
Norwich v Chelsea0-10-21-31-2
QPR v West Brom1-22-12-01-1
Reading v Swansea0-01-12-21-2
Sunderland v Man City1-00-20-21-1
Aston Villa v Tottenham0-41-11-10-2
Stoke v Liverpool3-11-10-10-0

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

Last week, Lawro took on football impressionists Darren Farley and Paul Reid.

Lawro got six results right, with no perfect scores, and his score of six saw him beat both Farley (four correct results with no perfect scores), and Reid (two correct results, with no perfect scores).

This season, we will also be 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 Lawro's predictions came off (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after week 18
Lawro137
Guests104

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

BOXING DAY

All kick-offs at 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated.

Everton 2-1 Wigan

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Fulham 1-1 Southampton

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Man Utd 4-3 Newcastle

Prediction: 2-0

Match report

Norwich 0-1 Chelsea

Prediction: 0-2

Match report

QPR 1-2 West Brom

Prediction: 2-1

Match report

Reading 0-0 Swansea

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Sunderland 1-0 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Match report

Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke 3-1 Liverpool

Prediction: 1-1

Match report

Lawro v Guests
P18W9D4L5
GUEST LEADERBOARDSCORE
Kevin Sinfield11
Luke Campbell10
Mo Farah8
Lawro7.61 (average)
James Arthur7
Dave Brailsford7
Example7
Goran Ivanisevic7
Joe Calzaghe6
Andy Murray6
Peter Reid6
Natalie Lowe5
Joanna Rowsell5
Greg Rutherford5
Michael Vaughan4
Darren Farley4
Justin Young4
Jonny Brownlee3
Stephanie Houghton3
Dani King2
Paul Reid2
Carl Froch1

Lawro's best score: 14 points (week eight).

Lawro's worst score: four points (week three).

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLFAGDPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man Utd181440353+32460
2.Arsenal1812332911+1839+2
3.Everton1811612816+1239+2
4.Man City1811523111+2038-2
5.Tottenham1811252512+1335+1
6.Chelsea1610422410+1434-3
7.Liverpool187832014+629+1
8.Newcastle188462417+728+6
9.QPR188372121027+10
10.Sunderland186752021-125+5
11.Stoke185851820-223-2
12.Southampton177191624-822+5
13.West Brom1853101926-718-6
14.West Ham184591623-717-2
15.Swansea183781426-1216-4
16.Fulham1842121427-1314-3
17.Wigan1842121230-1814+1
18.Norwich1824121230-1810-8
19.Aston Villa1824121231-1910-3
20.Reading1714121330-1770

Lawro did not make a prediction before the rearranged Chelsea-Reading game on 22 August.

Make your own predictions to see how the Premier League will look after this weekend.