Premier League predictions: Lawro v Ricky & Simon of Kaiser Chiefs

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

His opponents for the weekend Premier League fixtures are singer Ricky Wilson and bassist Simon Rix, from Leeds indie band Kaiser Chiefs.

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Kaiser Chiefs Focus predictions

Rix, a Leeds supporter, told BBC Sport: "We called ourselves Kaiser Chiefs because we wanted a name that was strong and memorable. Kaiser means King.

"But it was also because of former Leeds captain Lucas Radebe [who used to play for South African club Kaizer Chiefs]. He was a leader of men and an all-round good guy. He is someone to aspire to."

Wilson, who is currently appearing as a judge on BBC talent show The Voice, is less of a football fan and admits: "If either of us could predict the results, we wouldn't be in a band. We are not a pair of octopi, we're rockers!"

ScoreLawroRicky & Simon
Hull v Man City0-20-21-2
Everton v Cardiff2-12-02-0
Fulham v Newcastle1-01-10-1
Southampton v Norwich4-22-00-1
Stoke v West Ham3-12-10-0
Sunderland v Crystal Palace0-00-12-0
Swansea v West Brom1-22-01-1
Aston Villa v Chelsea1-01-20-3
Man Utd v Liverpool0-31-21-3
Tottenham v Arsenal0-11-12-2

A correct result (ie picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth ONE point. A correct score earns THREE points.

Last weekend, Lawro got three correct results from five Premier League games, with one perfect score. His score of five points saw him beat Bastille drummer Woody, who got one correct result, with no perfect scores, giving him a score of one point.

Any points earned for the five Premier League games which were postponed because of the FA Cup quarter-finals will be added after the matches take place.

Lawro also correctly guessed the result of two of the four FA Cup ties, while Woody scored zero. But these do not count towards their weekly total or the averages for the season.

We're keeping a record of the totals 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 (at the bottom of the page).

Totals after Week 29


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


Hull City v Manchester City

Hull 0-2 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Everton v Cardiff

Everton 2-1 Cardiff

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Fulham v Newcastle

Fulham 1-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Southampton v Norwich

Southampton 4-2 Norwich

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 0-1

Match report

Stoke v West Ham

Stoke 3-1 West Ham

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 0-0

Match report

Sunderland v Crystal Palace

Sunderland 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 0-1

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Swansea v West Brom

Swansea 1-2 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Aston Villa v Chelsea

Aston Villa 1-0 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Ricky and Simon's prediction: A hat-trick for Hazard. 0-3

Match report


Manchester United v Liverpool

Man Utd 0-3 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Tottenham v Arsenal

Tottenham 0-1 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Ricky and Simon's prediction: 2-2

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
12Nicky Wire
11Susanna Reid
10Usain Bolt, Tim Key*
9Charlotte Green, Camp Bastion troops
7.59Lawro (average after 29 weeks)
7Danny John-Jules, Steve Wilson
6Katy B, John Bishop, Kevin Clifton, Gaz Coombes, Alistair McGowan, Joe Montana, Greg James
5Geraint Thomas*, Sam Tomkins, The National
4David Baddiel, David Cameron, Guy Mowbray, Jason Sudeikis
3Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone
2Cal Crutchlow, Gail Emms, Jim Kerr, David Schneider
1Michael Palin, Vic Reeves, Woody*
0Josh Franceschi

* Does not include scores for postponed games

Lawro's best score: 16 points (week 21 v Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone)

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week 26 v Geraint Thomas, before postponed games are played)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Man City27243075+3
3.Man Utd28207167+3
8.Everton 28910937-1
11.West Ham28871331-1
14.West Brom28871331+3
16.Aston Villa 286121030-5
17.Crystal Palace29751726+1
18.Hull City28591424-5