Premier League & FA Cup predictions: Lawro v boxer Carl Frampton

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 and FA Cup quarter-final ties is boxer Carl Frampton.

Carl Frampton
Carl Frampton celebrates with the IBF and WBA belts after beating Scott Quigg in Manchester in February. Frampton says his favourite footballer is "someone you probably won't have heard of - a guy called Kirk Hunter who played for my local Irish league team, Crusaders - he was a hard, hard man and a good player as well".

The 29-year-old IBF and WBA super-bantamweight champion is looking forward to cheering on Northern Ireland at Euro 2016 this summer.

"I might be in a training camp, but I am hoping to get out to at least one game because it is something not to be missed - it will be something to tell the grandkids about," Frampton told BBC Sport.

"It's amazing for us as such a small nation to qualify, and top our group as well. We've been put in a pretty difficult group in the finals with Germany, Poland and Ukraine, but it would not surprise me if we can get out of that one as well."

FA Cup quarter-final predictions
ResultLawroCarl
FRIDAY
Reading v Crystal Palace0-21-22-1
SATURDAY
Everton v Chelsea2-02-11-1*
SUNDAY
Arsenal v Watford1-22-03-1
Man Utd v West Ham1-11-1*1-2

*Away team to win replay

Premier League predictions
Week 30ResultLawroCarl
SATURDAY
Norwich v Man City0-00-21-3
Bournemouth v Swansea3-22-02-0
Stoke v Southampton1-22-01-2
SUNDAY
Aston Villa v Tottenham0-20-20-3
MONDAY
Leicester v Newcastle1-02-02-0

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.

From last weekend's Premier League games, Lawro got four correct results from 10 games, with no perfect scores.

Lawro's score of 40 points saw him draw with American hip hop artist Fatman Scoop, who also picked four correct results with no perfect scores, but he was beaten by 1Xtra DJ Nick Bright, who picked five correct results, including two perfect scores for a total of 110, that puts him joint top of the guest leaderboard.

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

Total scores after week 29
Lawro1,950
Guests1,480

LAWRO'S PREDICTIONS

All kick-offs 15:00 GMT unless otherwise stated

FRIDAY

Reading v Crystal Palace

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace (FA Cup)

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Frampton's prediction: I know Reading captain Oliver Norwood, who plays for Northern Ireland, and I am backing him to get a result here. 2-1

Match report

SATURDAY

Norwich v Man City

Norwich 0-0 Man City (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Frampton's prediction: 1-3

Match report

Bournemouth v Swansea

Bournemouth 3-2 Swansea (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Frampton's prediction: 2-0

Match report

Stoke v Southampton

Stoke 1-2 Southampton (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Frampton's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Everton v Chelsea

Everton 2-0 Chelsea (FA Cup)

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Frampton's prediction: 1-1 (Chelsea to win the replay)

Match report

SUNDAY

Arsenal v Watford

Arsenal 1-2 Watford (FA Cup)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Frampton's prediction: 3-1

Match report

man utd v west ham

Man Utd 1-1 West Ham (FA Cup)

Lawro's prediction: 1-1 (West Ham to win the replay)

Frampton's prediction: 1-2

Match report

Aston Villa v Tottenham

Aston Villa 0-2 Tottenham (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Frampton's prediction: 0-3

Match report

MONDAY

Leicester v Newcastle

Leicester 1-0 Newcastle (Premier League)

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Frampton's prediction: 2-0

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
P27W17D5L5
SCOREGUEST LEADERBOARD
110Nick Bright, Sam Tomkins, SAM Super Computer
100Wealdstone Raider
90Ice Cube & Kevin Hart, Amir Khan
70Guy Mowbray, Osi Umenyiora
67Lawro (average after 29 weeks)
60Stuart Broad, Tim Burgess, Ed Skrein
50Mark Radcliffe, Jack Whitehall, Felix White
40Fatman Scoop, Neville, Mumford & Sons, Michael B Jordan & Tony Bellew. James Skelly
30Darren Campbell, Luol Deng, Blake Harrison & Daniel Mays, Mark Webber, Steve Wilson
20Nobby Butcher*, Graeme Swann
10Elis James, Paul Heaton, Kelly Jones

*Does not include score for postponed games

Lawro's best score: 160 points (week 19 v Guy Mowbray)

Lawro's worst score: 20 points (week one v Graeme Swann & week 23 v Ice Cube and Kevin Hart)

Lawro's League Table
+/- DENOTE POSITION DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAWRO'S TABLE AND REAL TABLE
POSTEAMPWDLPTS+/-
1Arsenal29209069+2
2Man City28216169+2
3Chelsea29207267+7
4Liverpool281513058+3
5Southampton291631051+4
6West Brom29148750+5
7Tottenham291310649-5
8Man Utd291212548-2
9Crystal Palace291181041+6
10Everton281081038+2
11Newcastle28981135+8
12Norwich291021732+6
13Stoke29861530-5
14Bournemouth298516290
15Leicester296101328-14
16Swansea2951212270
17Sunderland296716250
18West Ham29481719-13
19Watford29371916-6
20.Aston Villa29132560

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