Premier League predictions: Lawro v Alistair McGowan

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 took on impressionist Alistair McGowan.

McGowan was a Leeds fan as a boy but also watched Coventry City and now says he does not have an allegiance to any club.

McGowan mimics Premier League managers

He told BBC Sport: "I followed Leeds when I was a kid, the Don Revie team, and when that team broke up, in a rather unique way, I no longer followed Leeds and, because we lived near Coventry, I became a Coventry fan.

"And then weirdly I went to university in Leeds but still followed Coventry. And then I moved to London and followed Coventry for a few more years. They won the FA Cup in 1987, which was fantastic but, since then, my interest has lapsed.

"My nearest club is Fulham so I followed them for a little while but now I have clubs I like and clubs I don't like so much."

McGowan also has a wide variety of football impressions, with Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and former England strikers Michael Owen, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer among those to feature in his predictions.

Aston Villa v Sunderland0-02-02-1
Cardiff v Arsenal0-30-21-3
Everton v Stoke4-02-02-1
Norwich v Crystal Palace1-02-13-2
West Ham v Fulham3-01-13-1
Newcastle v West Brom2-11-12-2
Tottenham v Man Utd2-22-21-2
Hull v Liverpool3-10-20-2
Chelsea v Southampton3-12-01-0
Man City v Swansea3-02-04-0

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

Last week, Lawro got six results right, with three perfect scores. His score of 12 gave him victory over twin brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner from US rock band The National, who got five 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 12



Aston Villa v Sunderland

Aston Villa 0-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 2-1

Cardiff v Arsenal

Cardiff 0-3 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

McGowan's prediction: 1-3

Everton v Stoke

Everton 4-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 2-1

Norwich v Crystal Palace

Norwich 1-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

McGowan's prediction: 3-2

West Ham v Fulham

West Ham 3-0 Fulham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

McGowan's prediction: 3-1

Newcastle v West Brom

Newcastle 2-1 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

McGowan's prediction: 2-2


Tottenham v Man Utd

Tottenham 2-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-2

McGowan's prediction: 1-2

Hull v Liverpool

Hull 3-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

McGowan's prediction: 0-2

Chelsea v Southampton

Chelsea 3-1 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 1-0

Man City v Swansea

Man City 3-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

McGowan's prediction: 4-0

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green
7.83Lawro (average after 12 weeks)
6Kevin Clifton, Joe Montana, Greg James
5Sam Tomkins, The National
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
1.Man City1293030Up arrow+3
2.Arsenal1275026Down arrow-1
3.Man Utd1275026Up arrow+3
4.Chelsea1274125Down arrow-1
5.Liverpool1266024Down arrow-3
6.Tottenham1272323Up arrow+3
7.Everton1254319Side arrow0
8.Fulham1253418Up arrow+10
9.Newcastle1252517Down arrow-1
10.Southampton1251616Down arrow-5
11.Stoke1251616Up arrow+3
12.Swansea1243515Down arrow-2
13.West Brom1242614Down arrow-2
14.Norwich1242614Up arrow+2
15.Aston Villa1226412Down arrow-3
16.West Ham1233612Up arrow+1
17.Hull City1224610Down arrow-4
18.Crystal Palace1220106Up arrow+1
19.Sunderland120484Up arrow+1
20.Cardiff120393Down arrow-5

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