Premier League predictions: Lawro v The National

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

This week he takes on twin brothers Aaron & Bryce Dessner from US rock band The National.

Football Focus predictions - The National

The Dessners hail from Cincinnati but have always been football fans, with Bryce telling BBC Sport: "We grew up playing soccer and we we were really into it as kids. We were captains of our high school teams.

Aaron added: "We were decent by American standards, which means not very good at all. But we have always followed the Premier League.

"My wife is Danish and her family are long-time Liverpool supporters so I am a Liverpool fan by default. But like a lot of Americans we follow the teams that have American players, so we love Tim Howard at Everton for example."

PredictionsScoreLawroThe National
SATURDAY
Everton v Liverpool3-31-11-2
Arsenal v Southampton2-02-01-0
Fulham v Swansea1-22-10-1
Hull v Crystal Palace0-12-10-0
Newcastle v Norwich2-12-11-0
Stoke v Sunderland2-02-00-1
West Ham v Chelsea0-31-10-2
SUNDAY
Man City v Tottenham6-02-00-0
Cardiff v Man Utd2-20-20-3
MONDAY
West Brom v Aston Villa2-21-10-0

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

Last week, Lawro got four results right, with one perfect score. His score of six gave him victory over actor and comedian David Schneider, who got two correct results, with no exact scores.

We're 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 of Lawro's predictions were correct (also at the bottom of the page).

Total scores after Week 11
Lawro82
Guests68

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

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

Everton v Liverpool

Everton 3-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The National's prediction: 1-2

Arsenal v Southampton

Arsenal 2-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The National's prediction: 1-0

Fulham v Swansea

Fulham 1-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The National's prediction: 0-1

Hull v Crystal Palace

Hull 0-1 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The National's prediction: 0-0

Newcastle v Norwich

Newcastle 2-1 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

The National's prediction: 1-0

Stoke v Sunderland

Stoke 2-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The National's prediction: 0-1

West Ham v Chelsea

West Ham 0-3 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The National's prediction: 0-2

SUNDAY

Man City v Tottenham

Man City 6-0 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

The National's prediction: 0-0

Cardiff v Manchester United

Cardiff 2-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

The National's prediction: 0-3

MONDAY

West Brom v Aston Villa

West Brom 2-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

The National's prediction: 0-0

Lawro v Guests
P11W4D2L5
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green
7.45Lawro (Average after 11 weeks)
6Kevin Clifton, Joe Montana, Greg James
5Sam Tomkins
4Jason Sudeikis
2Cal Crutchlow, David Schneider
1Michael Palin

Lawro's best score: 13 points (week seven v David Schneider)

Lawro's worst score: 4 points (week two v Sam Tomkins)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City1183027Up arrow+7
2.Chelsea1173124Up arrow+2
3.Arsenal1165023Down arrow-2
4.Liverpool1165023Down arrow-2
5.Man Utd1165023Side arrow0
6.Tottenham1172223Up arrow+1
7.Everton1153318Down arrow-1
8.Southampton1151516Down arrow-5
9.Fulham1143415Up arrow+9
10.Swansea1143415Up arrow+3
11.Newcastle1142514Down arrow-2
12.Norwich1142514Up arrow+3
13.West Brom1141613Down arrow-3
14.Stoke1141613Up arrow+3
15.Aston Villa1125411Down arrow-4
16.West Ham1132611Side arrow0
17.Hull City111467Down arrow-5
18.Crystal Palace112096Up arrow+2
19.Sunderland110474Side arrow0
20.Cardiff110383Down arrow-6

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