Lawro's Premier League predictions v tennis world number one Andy Murray

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 Britain's tennis world number one Andy Murray.

Murray will be in action in the UK next month when he defends his title at the Aegon Championships at the Queen's Club,external-link live on BBC TV, radio and online from 19-25 June.

The 29-year-old has won the tournament a record five times but this time faces competition from the strongest field in the tournament's 127-year history, with five of the world's top seven players present - including Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka and last year's runner-up Milos Raonic.

Murray told BBC Sport: "I love it at Queen's - this is the tournament where I won my first match as a professional on the main tour in 2005.

"I have been coming back for the past 12 years pretty much and have played some of my best tennis here so have always enjoyed playing there.

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"There is a lot more of an opportunity to come and watchexternal-link this year because they have put about 2,000 more seats on the Centre Court, which has increased the capacity by about 30%.

"They have made some big changes on Court One now too - that has moved to a bigger stadium as well, so it will be good for the fans."

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Murray is a Hibernian fan and is well known for his keepy-uppy skills with a tennis ball - honed through hours of football practice when he was growing up.

"When I was younger I played a lot, until I was about 15 and decided I was going to give tennis a go," he said.

"Even then I still played five-a-side football whenever I was home - normally at least once a week until I was probably in my early to mid-20s.

"I stopped because I was having problems with my back.

"Now, when I am not playing tennis, I am resting and training for tennis rather than playing football but, when I finish my tennis, I think I will start playing again."

Premier League predictions - week 37
Everton v Watford1-02-02-0
West Brom v Chelsea0-10-21-2
Man City v Leicester2-12-03-1
Bournemouth v Burnley2-11-12-1
Middlesbrough v Southampton1-21-21-1
Sunderland v Swansea0-21-11-1
Stoke City v Arsenal1-40-20-2
Crystal Palace v Hull4-01-12-0
West Ham v Liverpool0-41-11-1
Tottenham v Man Utd2-12-11-1

A correct result (picking a win, draw or defeat) is worth 10 points. The exact score earns 40 points.

You can make your Premier League predictions now and compare them with those of Lawro and other fans by playing the BBC Sport Predictor game.


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


Everton v Watford

Everton 1-0 Watford

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Andy's prediction: 2-0

Match report

West Brom v Chelsea

West Brom 0-1 Chelsea

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Andy's prediction: 1-2

Match report


Man City v Crystal Palace

Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City

Lawro's prediction: 2-0

Andy's prediction: 3-1

Match report

Bournemouth v Burnley

Bournemouth 2-1 Burnley

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Andy's prediction: 2-1

Match report

Middlesbrough v Southampton

Middlesbrough 1-2 Southampton

Lawro's prediction: 1-2

Andy's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Sunderland v Swansea City

Sunderland 0-2 Swansea

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Andy's prediction: 1-1

Match report

Stoke City v Arsenal

Stoke City 1-4 Arsenal

Lawro's prediction: 0-2

Andy's prediction: 0-2

Match report


Crystal Palace v Hull City

Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Andy's prediction: These are tough fixtures to predict. Palace to win, with a Christian Benteke brace. 2-0

Match report

West Ham v Liverpool

West Ham 0-4 Liverpool

Lawro's prediction: 1-1

Andy's prediction: Another draw, I think! 1-1

Match report

Tottenham v Man Utd

Tottenham 2-1 Man Utd

Lawro's prediction: 2-1

Andy's prediction: My coach is a United fan and my physio is a Tottenham fan, so I hear a lot about both of these teams.

Spurs are at home, in the last ever game at White Hart Lane, and with Jose Mourinho involved it is going to be a tight match - I'm going to go for yet another draw. 1-1

Match report

Lawro was speaking to BBC Sport's Chris Bevan.

Lawro v Guests
150Elis James
130Boris Becker, James McAvoy, Tim Vine
120Robbie Williams
110Michael van Gerwen
100Joe Clarke, Osi Umenyiora, Tom from Kasabian
90Josh Franceschi, Goldie, Amy Macdonald, Colin Murray
88Lawro (average after 36 weeks)
80David Gower, Loyle Carner, Nicole Scherzinger
70Dave Bautista, Sam Burgess, Anthony Crolla, Athletico Mince
60Rick Astley, Adrian Dunbar, Jermaine Jenas, Sting & son
50Martin Kemp, Charlie Sloth, Laura Kenny
40Ed Balls
30Michael Bisping, Blossoms, CFC Fan TV, Full Time DEVILS, American hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, Serge from Kasabian
20Moeen Ali, Lloyd Griffith, Charlie Nelson
10Omid Djalili

Lawro's best score: 140 points (week 22 v James McAvoy)

Lawro's worst score: 30 points (week four v Dave Bautista)

Lawro's League Table
3Man City35249281+1
5Man Utd352211277+1
8Crystal Palace3611121345+8
10West Brom3511111344-2
12West Ham369918360

How did Lawro do last time?

From last weekend's Premier League matches, Lawro got six correct results, including one perfect score, from 10 matches, for a total of 90 points.

He beat Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian, who got three correct results with no perfect scores, but lost out to his band-mate Tom Meighan, who got four correct results, including two perfect scores, for a tally of 100 points.

Lawro also picked up three more points for correctly predicting Arsenal's win over Southampton on Wednesday. Martin Kemp wins no extra points because he picked Saints to win 1-0.

Total scores after week 36

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