Premier League predictions: Lawro v Jim Kerr of Simple Minds

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 Simple Minds frontman Jim Kerr.

Kerr is a Celtic fan, who watches Arsenal when he is London and also has a long-term love of Italian football.

Simple Minds performed at the fan party at Berlin's Brandenburger Gate before the launch of the 2006 World Cup in Germany
Simple Minds performed at the fan party at Berlin's Brandenburger Gate before the launch of the 2006 World Cup in Germany

"I don't play any more unfortunately but enjoyed myself down the years - the band and the crew had a team and would play other bands or journalists," he told BBC Sport.

"That was always good fun, unless you came up against Iron Maiden who were very good. Then it could be difficult. Depeche Mode were not bad either but I remember giving UB40 a hiding.

"Why Celtic? It was all to do with growing up in Glasgow which, as most people will know, is a football-mad city.

"I was brought up in a Celtic family and was a fan from a very young age. I am very proud to say my first game was a pre-season friendly in 1966 when Manchester United came to Glasgow and I saw us beat the United side of George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law."

Simple Minds are in the middle of a world tour that saw them play three gigs in Brazil in October and Kerr thinks next year's World Cup will be a special tournament.

"I am probably the only Scotsman who will be in Brazil for the next few months."

PredictionsScoreLawroJim
SATURDAY
Man Utd v Newcastle0-12-02-0
Crystal Palace v Cardiff2-02-10-1
Liverpool v West Ham4-12-03-0
Southampton v Man City1-10-21-2
Stoke v Chelsea3-20-20-1
West Brom v Norwich0-21-11-1
Sunderland v Tottenham1-21-20-2
SUNDAY
Fulham v Aston Villa2-02-11-2
Arsenal v Everton1-12-03-1
MONDAY
Swansea v Hull1-11-13-0

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

For the midweek Premier League programme, Lawro got five results right, with two perfect scores. His score of nine gave him victory over former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes, who got six correct results, but 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 14
Lawro111
Guests85

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

SATURDAY

Manchester United v Newcastle

Man Utd 0-1 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jim's prediction: 2-0

Crystal Palace v Cardiff City

Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jim's prediction: 0-1

Liverpool v West Ham

Liverpool 4-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jim's prediction: 3-0

Southampton v Manchester City

Southampton 1-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Jim's prediction: 1-2

Stoke City v Chelsea

Stoke 3-2 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Jim's prediction: 0-1

West Brom v Norwich City

West Brom 0-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jim's prediction: 1-1

Sunderland v Tottenham

Sunderland 1-2 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Jim's prediction: 0-2

SUNDAY

Fulham v Aston Villa

Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Jim's prediction: 2-1

Arsenal v Everton

Arsenal 1-1 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Jim's prediction: 3-1

MONDAY

Swansea v Hull City

Swansea 1-1 Hull City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Jim's prediction: 3-0

Lawro v Guests
P14W7D2L5
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt
9Charlotte Green
7.92Lawro (average after 14 weeks)
6Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan 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
ARROWS DENOTE DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City14113036Up arrow+2
2.Arsenal1495032Down arrow-1
3.Chelsea1494131Down arrow-1
4.Liverpool1486030Side arrow0
5.Man Utd1486030Up arrow+4
6.Tottenham1483327Side arrow0
7.Everton1464422Down arrow-2
8.Southampton1461719Side arrow0
9.Newcastle1454519Down arrow-2
10.Stoke1461719Up arrow+4
11.Fulham1454519Up arrow+7
12.Norwich1452717Up arrow+4
13.Swansea1444616Down arrow-2
14.West Brom1443715Down arrow-1
15.West Ham1435614Up arrow+2
16.Aston Villa1427513Down arrow-6
17.Hull City1424810Down arrow-5
18.Crystal Palace1421117Up arrow+1
19.Sunderland140595Up arrow+1
20.Cardiff1403113Down arrow-5

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