Premier League predictions: Lawro v ex-F1 driver Mark Webber

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 F1 driver Mark Webber.

The Australian is a Manchester United fan and thinks Old Trafford cult hero Eric Cantona is the football star who would make the best racing driver.

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Why I support Man Utd - Webber

"He's a nutter isn't he? Us racing drivers are all nutters too so you can't have anyone sensible behind the wheel," Webber explained. "So I've got to go for Eric. He's a legend."

Webber has been a United fan since their dramatic win over Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.

"That was pretty much the first football match I watched in its entirety," he said.

"It was a pretty special game and you couldn't help but be drawn to the team that never gave up. That was my first experience of 'Fergie time' but I saw lots more of that from that day onwards.

"It is still my favourite game of all time. I've been to some live matches which were great but watching them win the treble on TV was the real emotional spark for me to start watching football."

You can make your predictions now, compare them to Lawro and other fans and try to take your team to the top of the leaderboard by playing the new BBC Sport Predictor game.

Premier League predictions - Week 5
ResultLawroWebber
SATURDAY
Everton v Chelsea3-10-21-1
Arsenal v Stoke2-02-02-1
Crystal Palace v Man City0-10-20-3
Norwich v Bournemouth3-12-12-1
Watford v Swansea1-01-10-1
West Brom v Southampton0-01-11-3
Man Utd v Liverpool3-11-12-1
SUNDAY
Sunderland v Tottenham0-11-11-2
Leicester v Aston Villa3-22-10-1
MONDAY
West Ham v Newcastle2-01-10-1

Our scoring system has changed this season and a correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is now worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

In the last round of games before the international break, Lawro got five correct results from 10 Premier League games, including two perfect scores.

His score of 110 points saw him beat sprint star Darren Campbell, who picked three correct results with no perfect scores, for a total of 30.

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 4
Lawro310
Guests150

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated

SATURDAY

Everton v Chelsea

Everton 3-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Webber's prediction: I'm going for a draw between the two blue teams. 1-1

Match report

Arsenal v Stoke

Arsenal 2-0 Stoke

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Webber's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Crystal Palace v Man City

Crystal Palace 0-1 Man City

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Webber's prediction: 0-3

Match report

Norwich v Bournemouth

Norwich 3-1 Bournemouth

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Webber's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Watford v Swansea

Watford 1-0 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Webber's prediction: 0-1

Match report

West Brom v Southampton

West Brom 0-0 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Webber's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Man Utd v Liverpool

Man Utd 3-1 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Webber's prediction: 2-1

Match report

SUNDAY

Sunderland v Tottenham

Sunderland 0-1 Tottenham

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Webber's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Leicester v Aston Villa

Leicester 3-2 Aston Villa

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Webber's prediction: 0-1

Match report

MONDAY

West Ham v Newcastle

West Ham 2-0 Newcastle

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Webber's prediction: Both of these teams are inconsistent but I am going to back Newcastle. 0-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P4W2D1L1
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
78Lawro (average after four weeks)
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall
30Darren Campbell
20Graeme Swann

Lawro's best score: 140 points (week three v Jack Whitehall & week four v Darren Campbell)

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week one v Graeme Swann)

BBC Sport expert Mark Lawrenson
ARROWS AND +/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE TO REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTSDIFF+/-
1.Man City4310100
2.Man Utd43019+3
3.Southampton43019+7
4.Arsenal42208+2
5.Liverpool42208+2
6.Chelsea42117+7
7.Crystal Palace42117-5
8.Tottenham42117+8
9.Leicester41306-6
10.West Brom41306+5
11.Sunderland41215+9
12.Swansea41215-8
13.Bournemouth41124-2
14.Newcastle41124+5
15.Aston Villa41033-3
16.Everton41033-6
17.Norwich41033-3
18.West Ham41033-10
19.Stoke40222-1
20.Watford40040-3

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