Premier League predictions: Lawro v tennis star Tim Henman

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson

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

Lawro's opponent for this weekend's Premier League fixtures is former British tennis number one Tim Henman.

Henman's Premier League predictions

Henman, a four-time semi-finalist at Wimbledon who is now a regular in the BBC Sport commentary box, is back on court this week in the ATP Champions Tour at the Statoil Masters at the Royal Albert Hall.external-link

The 40-year-old will take on the likes of former US Open champion Andy Roddick in a round-robin singles event and teams up with the American in the doubles.

Henman played a lot of football as a boy but says he never had ambitions to turn professional despite showing off his skills last summer when he beat the likes of Clarence Seedorf and Alan Shearer at the BBC Sport Copa-uppy challenge - keepy-uppies with a tennis ball.

Watch Nadal and Henman attempt the BBC Sport Copa-uppy challenge

He is an Oxford United fan and used to watch the U's play at their old home, the Manor Ground, in the 1980s.

"When I was growing up, Oxford were in the top division and Robert Maxwell was the money behind the team," he explained.

"Jim Smith was the manager and we had John Aldridge, Dean Saunders, Ray Houghton playing for us. Winning the Milk Cup at Wembley in 1986 was great. It's been a slightly different time since then."

Premier League predictions
Newcastle v Chelsea2-10-21-2
Hull v West Brom0-02-01-1
Liverpool v Sunderland0-02-01-0
QPR v Burnley2-02-12-0
Stoke v Arsenal3-21-10-1
Tottenham v Crystal Palace0-02-13-0
Man City v Everton1-02-02-0
West Ham v Swansea3-12-10-0
Aston Villa v Leicester2-12-02-2
Southampton v Man Utd1-21-11-2

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

From the midweek Premier League programme, Lawro got seven correct results from 10 games, with one perfect score.

But his score of nine points was beaten by England Women's captain Steph Houghton, who also picked seven correct results, but with two perfect scores to give her a total of 11 points, and send her to the top of the guest leaderboard.

We are 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).

Total scores after week 14



Newcastle v Chelsea

Newcastle 2-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Tim's prediction: 1-2

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Hull v West Brom

Hull 0-0 West Brom

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 1-1

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Liverpool v Sunderland

Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 1-0

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QPR v Burnley

QPR 2-0 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tim's prediction: 2-0

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Stoke v Arsenal

Stoke 3-2 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Tim's prediction: 0-1

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Tottenham v Crystal Palace

Tottenham 0-0 Crystal Palace

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tim's prediction: 3-0

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Man City v Everton

Man City 1-0 Everton

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 2-0

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West Ham v Swansea

West Ham 3-1 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Tim's prediction: 0-0

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Aston Villa v Leicester

Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Tim's prediction: 2-2

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Southampton v Manchester United

Southampton 1-2 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Tim's prediction: 1-2

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Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan

Lawro v Guests
11Steph Houghton
10Liam Fray, Rachel Riley
8Roddy Doyle, Henning Wehn
7.43Lawro (average after 14 weeks)
7Miles Jacobson, Ossie Ardiles
6Football Manager, Mark Wright & Karen Hauer
5Joe Cole, Sarah Harding & Leon Fagbemi, Van McCann, Adil Ray
4Kell Brook
2Neil Lennon

Lawro's best score: 17 points (week seven v Ossie Ardiles)

Lawro's worst score: 3 points (week nine v Mark Wright and Karen Hauer)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
1.Chelsea14122038Side arrow0
2.Man City14113036Side arrow0
3.Arsenal14103133Up arrow+3
4.Liverpool1486030Up arrow+4
5.Man Utd1492329Down arrow-1
6.Everton1466224Up arrow+5
7.Stoke1464422Up arrow+6
8.Newcastle1447319Up arrow+1
9.Southampton1453618Down arrow-6
10.Tottenham1446418Side arrow0
11.Sunderland1436515Up arrow+3
12.Swansea1442814Down arrow-5
13.Aston Villa1442814Up arrow+1
14.Crystal Palace1442814Up arrow+1
15.Burnley1434713Up arrow+3
16.Hull14401012Up arrow+1
17.West Ham1425711Down arrow-12
18.QPR14311010Up arrow+1
19.West Brom142399Down arrow-3
20.Leicester1422108Side arrow0

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